To media outlets contemplating republishing a malicious and false story regarding Whitney Houstonâ€™s death:
CNN Headline News broadcast an interview with Leolah Brown last night Â that was rife with false statements about our client,Â Willie Â Ray Norwood, Jr., professionally known as Ray J. Even though Leolah Brown was nowhere near the Beverly Hilton Hotel on the day Whitney Houston died, CNN proceeded to broadcast an interview with Ms. Brown in which she falsely claimed that Ray J was at the hotel and contributed to Whitney Houstonâ€™s death. Even the most minimal inquiry with anyone actually in contact with Whitney Â would reveal that Leolah Brown had been out of contact with Whitney for more than a year and was no where near the scene on the day of her death. We urge you not to republish these defamatory stories and caution you that doing so without attempting to verify the truth of same will cause significant damages to our client which Â may result in legal action. Thank you for your cooperation with respect to this sensitive matter.