Former B2K Manager Denies Molestation Allegations
December 27, 2007 at 5:28 AM (PT)
Former B2K manager CHRIS STOKES has denied allegations he sexually molested a member of the R&B group when the singer was a minor. Singer DEMARIO RAZ B THORTON and his brother RICARDO THROTON, who manages the remaining members of B2K, appear in an online video claiming STOKES molested RAZ B when he was a child.
"All the allegations they made are false," STOKES told MTV News. "I'm not a child molester. I'm gonna sue them. And I owe that to my wife and kids, period. It's ridiculous."
OMARION, a former B2K member who is still managed by STOKES, said in a statement that the THORTON brothers are lying.
"CHRIS is a father figure to myself, and many others in the industry. He's guided us, helped raise us and is nothing more than an inspiration and someone I respect to and look up to. I have spent countless hours, days, weeks and months with the man since the age of 5 and have never once seen him behave inappropriately. He's married to my aunt and I know this man very well. I stand behind him with no question whatsoever," OMARION said in the statement.