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Lisa Raye Called “Whitenicious” Carcinogenic During Radio Interview For Movie “Skinned”

An African pop star who made a fortune peddling skin whitening creams is threatening to sue LisaRaye for saying her products cause cancer.

Dencia Sonkey claimed LisaRaye lied about “Whitenicious,” being carcinogenic and leaving dark spots on knuckles and elbows during a radio interview last week about her new movie, “Skinned,” about the epidemic of skin bleaching in Africa and beyond.

Lawyers for Dencia Sonkey fired off a letter threatening to sue LisaRaye for saying that “Whitenicious” creams and lotions are carcinogenic, and when used all over the body, can’t lighten up areas like elbows and knuckles.

Sonkey’s lawyers said there’s no proof that “Whitenicious” causes cancer or doesn’t whiten skin all over. They’re demanding a retraction and a correction and threatened to sue unless Lisa Raye retracts her claims.

LisaRaye Cease and Desist letter

Sonkey’s rep claimed that the African pop singer was going to work with Lisa Raye on her own skin care line, but backed because she believed she wasn’t right for the brand.

“We don’t know if that is why she is upset are trying to make up stories about the ever so great Whitenicious but whatever the case we will definitely go to the end of this,” rep Rebecca Matamba told BOSSIP in an email. “We are ready and our lawyers are ready to move forward. We hope she is smart enough to retract or rich enough to go to trial.”

Billed as a luxury skincare line, “Whitenicious” products – which cost around $150 a pop – are billed as safe and approved by dermatologists for all skin types, according to the Whitenicious website.

We’ve reached out to LisaRaye for comment.

Peep the video of LisaRaye making the allegedly defamatory comments below:


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