In an interview last month on the V-103 morning show in Atlanta, LisaRaye said that “Whitenicious” caused cancer and, when used all over, leaves dark spots on knuckles and elbows.
Sonkey’s lawyers fired off a letter to LisaRaye threatening to sue her if she didn’t retract the comments.
LisaRaye made the comments while promoting her movie “Skinned,” and V-103’s Big Tigger later issued a statement distancing the radio station from LisaRaye’s comments. But Matamba said LisaRaye never took back what she said, and now Sonkey’s ready to take her to court.
We’ve reached out to LisaRaye’s rep for comment.
Matamba said “Whitenicious” made $20 million last year and was projected to make three times that amount this year before LisaRaye’s statements. She said Sonkey’s case will prove “Whitenicious” is safe and that the actress bad mouthed the products to promote her movie.
“That’s bad for any business,” the rep said, “and we plan on taking action and hopefully she or anyone else will think 100 times before mentioning the brand.”