Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Does Boy Band Manager Equal Child Molester?


First there was Lou Pearlman who was accused of molesting boys as he created some of the world's most successful boy bands, and now comes news that Christ Stokes who managed the highly successful boy band B2K also enjoyed getting together with his meal tickets.

This is the story as first reported by WENN. I have also included the video interview so you can hear everything for yourself.

Ex-B2K star RAZ B has accused the band's former manager CHRIS STOKES of child molestation. Raz B - real name DeMario Thorton - makes the shocking revelations in a new internet video, in which he and his older brother, Ricardo, claim to have suffered at the hands of Stokes during their early teens. And the 22-year-old Bump, Bump, Bump star believes his old bandmates, Omarion, Lil' Fizz and J-Boog, have also been victims of Stokes' reported paedophilia. In video footage posted on YouTube.com, Raz B is seen being asked a series of questions by the sister of singer/actor Marques Houston - one of Stokes' longtime clients - who has also been accused of taking part in the molestation. When asked when the inappropriate behaviour first began, Raz B says, "It all started with Chris Stokes. Chris was like - let me touch you... I can't speak for everybody, but if you want my personal opinion, I think he did (touch all group members)." Ricardo - known professionally as singer Ricky Romantic - blames himself for failing to save his brother from Stokes' alleged exploits. He adds, "Chris (Stokes) made me take showers with the other boys... All the (things) that my brother was introduced to, that s**t was brought to me first... (Stokes) molested my brother and he molested me... when I say that, it hurts."

And in a telephone call to a man believed to be Stokes, also documented in the video, the manager appears to confess to the crimes, saying: "I don't do that anymore. That was me years ago... I just don't do that in my life anymore." But Stokes has hit back at the Thortons' allegations, and claims the false accusations were made in revenge after he cut them off from his payroll.

In a statement released on Monday (24Dec07), Stokes says: "The accusations that DeMario 'Raz B' Thorton and Ricardo Thorton have made are vehemently false and hold no merit. "I have recently stopped financially supporting both individuals along with assisting them with their criminal and legal matters, which leads me to believe they are resentful and looking to benefit financially from this." Stokes has also threatened the siblings with legal action: "My family is my first priority and the reason why I have been so supportive of them. In bringing these false claims, they have not only slandered me, they have also put me in a position to ensure that the truth is known and I will take all legal routes to protect myself, my family and my four children." A spokesman for Houston could not be reached as WENN went to press.

Here is the video.

7 comments:

__-__=__ said...

Raz-B is pretty brave for standing up here. This can't be easy for him.

Anonymous said...

I dont know that anyone would admit these things were done to them, especially male on male, unless they really meant it....I mean, the emotions and thoughts they've already expressed would have to been really well rehearsed with real victims of sex crimes, for them to know those "lines" well enough....

brendalove@gmail.com said...

props to the victims

DivineJoy said...

Chris is innocent until proven guilty. Raz isn't working and is hard up for money. He confession is suspect.

Nicola said...

@divinejoy
Suspect? How many straight black males admit to being anally penetrated? If this young man had said that Chris performed oral sex on him, I'd say maybe, but it would be a big maybe. He had me at "my ass hurt".
What's sad is that so long as he thought he would have a career, he (and the other victims -if there are others) kept his mouth shut. Shows you how warped the values are, kids will do anything for fame, anal sex, getting pissed on.... that’s the real tragedy. Chris needs to get R. Kelly’s or Michael Jackson’s lawyers.

kellysirkus said...

I have to agree. I cannot imagine any man, especially a black man, putting themselves out there like this. Sadly, I believe it.
MORE PROOF
don't put your kids in show biz.
then again,
don't put your kids in a Catholic priest's care either

someone said...

"Shows you how warped the values are, kids will do anything for fame, anal sex, getting pissed on.... that’s the real tragedy. Chris needs to get R. Kelly’s or Michael Jackson’s lawyers."

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Do you think that they would have even had a chance at a case against this guy before they were famous?

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