LisaRaye’s legal team responds to Whitenicious owner

LisaRaye directs Skinned the film13
Skinned movie release party: Actor Brad James, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, co-directors LisaRaye and Avery O. Williams

Last week, LisaRaye came under fire from the owner of the controversial skin-bleaching cream, Whitenicious, when she blasted the practice of skin-bleaching and claimed that it’s unhealthy. At the time, LisaRaye was threatened with a lawsuit for her comments, and now her legal team has responded to the threats.

As previously reported, LisaRaye appeared on Big Tigger’s radio show on V-103 earlier this month and blasted what she called “Whitealicious,” claiming that the cream causes cancer and leaves users’ knuckles and elbows darker than the rest of their lightened skin. LisaRaye is the co-director of the new movie Skinned that’s the story of a young model who gets cancer from years of skin bleaching.

Dencia, the owner of the cream, responded by having her legal team send a document to LisaRaye, demanding that she retract her statement about the cream or she would sue her.

According to media reports, LisaRaye’s lawyer, C. Anthony Mulrain, recently sent a response to Dencia’s legal team and brushed off her threats. In the document, Mulrain raises the argument that Dencia has no grounds to threaten his client because LisaRaye didn’t mention “Whitenicious.” Instead, she said “Whitealicious” in the interview.

Mulrain also defends LisaRaye by citing a previous tweet by Dencia, in which she said that she was fine with celebs talking negatively about her product because it benefited her company.

“Everytime a celeb or blog mentions Whitenicious, saying anything good or bad, the sales go up 1000 [percent], so hey, keep talking,” Dencia reportedly tweeted.

Mulrain also wrote that LisaRaye won’t retract her original statement, but she will post a comment on her social media pages, saying that she wasn’t referring to Dencia’s product.

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