Perhaps to clear his own wrongdoing, enjoy his 15 minutes of infamy, or because he has a major IDGAF attitude, Demi Lovato’s reported drug dealer spent nearly four minutes talking to TMZ about the drugs he gave her that allegedly led to the singer’s overdose.
Brandon Johnson, who can be seen in the video above, told TMZ about the night in question, and also insinuated a deeper (and sexual) relationship between him and Lovato that the outlet later refuted. When asked if Demi knew what kind of drugs he'd given her, Johnson said “100 percent she knew what she was taking.”
It was first reported that Lovato overdosed on heroin, but TMZ later revealed it may have been Oxycodone laced with fentanyl. “I disclosed to her that these are not pharmaceutical, they’re after-market pills, they’re much stronger,” Johnson said in the video. “It was unfortunate what happened...I’m not here to hurt anybody, I care for her very much.”
There’s no doubt this video could be incriminating for a man whose previously has been arrested for gun possession, cocaine possession, and driving under the influence. He never specifically states that he knew the drugs were laced with fetanyl.
“When I was with her, she was fine the whole time. ... She fell asleep, it happens all the time. We hang out, we do whatever we need to do, and she ends up passing out,” he said, recalling his version of the night's events. “It was already like, you know 7, 8 o'clock. She passed out, and I leave as I normally do.”
According to Johnson, Demi was fine when he left her. She was found the next morning “in deep distress” by an assistant who called 911. The singer was treated with Narcan, and reportedly almost died. She’s since left California and entered a rehab facility.
Johnson, who continues to champion his innocence throughout the interview, said the incident with Demi did “open his eyes to the dangers of these drugs.”
“They’re fun, but in the wrong hands...they can be harmful. I hate to hurt anybody,” he said. “I’m not trying to hurt my friend...I hope she comes through this better than she was.”