Because apparently he tapes phone conversations without permission.
Last week, Raz B released THIS disturbing video of a phone call between he and former TUG Entertainment artist Quindon Tarver. The two spoke candidly during the conversation about the sexual abuse they say occurred at the hands of Chris Stokes and Marquis Houston.
Tarver has now released an “official statement” regarding the call, stating that he had no idea it was being recorded and that Raz B didn’t have his permission to put his personal business on the net.
Tarver, pictured above during his AI Audition, doesn’t deny in his statement that the abuse occurred, only that he doesn’t want to stir the pot at this time….
In regards to the videos leaked over the net recently by DeMario “Raz B” Thornton, I would like to first start off by saying that it was never intentional, on my part, for that conversation to have been made public. I had no clue our conversation was being recorded, nor did I know it would wound up on the internet. I was under the impression that Raz B and myself were having a private conversation, nothing more or less.
In 2008, I spoke in-depth to VIBE magazine regarding the painful experiences in my past while under Chris Stokes label. I had no intentions of making public discussion of the incident since that story. I have also cooperated with law enforcement since the incident, and have absolutely given the situation completely over to God. It was never my intention to attract negative publicity for any of the parties involved. As far as the “scandal” goes, I am done with it. I’m busy in the studio working on new music, and my God-given gift is what will make room for me.
I truly appreciate the tremendous outpour of support and love I’ve been receiving lately, but it is not my intention to harm or humiliate anyone. As I’ve stated before, my past is the past and that’s where I’m going to leave it. It’s now in God’s hands, and He’ll handle the matter accordingly. (Via VIBE)
Tarver may not have wanted to “harm or humiliate” anyone, but the facts are still the same. A whole lot went down during those kid’s days under Stokes and one day maybe he’ll answer for it.
In the meantime, let’s all pray that these young men are healed soon.