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Whitney Houston's Mystery Friend

Off the Hook

In 'Cocaine Cover-Up'

4/1/2012 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Raffles van Exel
Whitney Houston
's close friend -- Raffles van Exel -- is "extremely relieved" he is not in the crosshairs of the Beverly Hills Police Department in the singer's death investigation.

Several reports were posted this week that someone removed cocaine from Whitney Houston's hotel room before authorities arrived, and the reports say cops were targeting van Exel.

The stories are not true, because we know authorities actually found cocaine in the Beverly Hilton hotel room and cops are satisfied they have all the evidence they need to close the case. 

Our sources assure us ... there is no investigation focusing on anyone removing evidence from the hotel room.

As for van Exel ... we're told he's going to the Beverly Hills PD next week with his lawyer to make sure they're square with him.

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who cares    

So a week ago TMZ said the investigation was far from over and they were looking into who removed the coke.. And now they do a 180 while using the word sources loosely.. So just goes to show you TMZ sources are worthless and you are stupid to believe what they post on here.

748 days ago
2.

nancy    

great news for an April fool day TMZ lol

748 days ago
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Bruno    

They found some whitney in Cocaine's room? You bet!

748 days ago
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Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

Dead drug addict....who cares?

748 days ago
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Dutchie    

Raffles van Exel was not a friend but her drug dealer. He's a well known DRUGS DEALER from Amsterdam and has been all over the Dutch news this week. Made victims in the Netherlands too. He has his hooks in many rich and famous if you look at all the pics. Was a "friend" of Michael Jackson. Has been seen with Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Mohammed Ali and many more. I wonder who his next victim will be now that he's "off the hook"

748 days ago
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Truth    

SOUNDS LIKE THE BHPD IS TRYING TO SMOKE THIS SH*T FACE OUT. BY SAYING HE'S INNOCENT ALL OVER THE MEDIA AND TMZ BEING IN CAHOOTS WITH VAN EXEL AKA RAFFLES DAWSON AKA "RAFFLES BENSON" SINCE 2005 HE THINKS HE'S FREE AND THAT'S WHEN THE COPS NAB HIM. COPS DO THAT TO SMOKE ASSES OUT LIKE RAFFLES OUT ALL THE TIME. WORD IS RAFFLES AND HARVEY MAY HAVE HAD SEXUAL RELATIONS BACK IN THE DAY. HENCE, TMZ PROTECTING RAFFLES. HARVEY, YOU MIGHT WANNA INTERVIEW GEORGE BENSON OR HIS OTHER CELEB VICTIMS IN AMSTERDAM. FUNNY HOW AMSTERDAM IS RUNNING INVESTIGATIVE REPORTS ALL WEEK ON RAFFLES YET HARVEY IS PROCLAIMING INNOCENCE FOR HIS SNITCH. #TRUTH!!

748 days ago
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She's baaaack    

(*yes, it's in caps) WHO IS TELLING THESE "MEN" THAT LADY BROWS LOOK GOOD ON THEM!!???

748 days ago
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janet    

Who cares. Enough already stop beating a dead horse.

748 days ago
9.

Tony the Giant    

That's how Van Excel is. He reminds me of one of them type of guys who will sell you something hot. Then break into your house, and steal it back and sell it to someone else. That's how this low-life is.

748 days ago
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Gretel    

Is it just me or does she look like she's doing an impression of an elephant's trunk in this picture?

748 days ago
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Hervey....Hervey of Arabia...He was a single guy...    

Like Michael Jackson's death Houston's is just nature's way of taking out the trash. Good riddance to stinky rubbish.

748 days ago
12.

Canadasux    

TMZ, why do you constantly traffic in such disrespectful, nasty and "fugly" pictures of the media shooting stars who put food on your table and put gas in your tank? This Whitney Houston pic, here, is just disgraceful!

748 days ago
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Good riddance!    

Someone obviously snuck in and somehow blew a fatal dose of coke up her nose as she dozed off in a tub. Actually, this happened several hundred, if not a thousand times, through out history. According to her family this absolutely had to be a conspiracy, as poor Whitney was a tea-totaling, anti-drug crusader of the 'highest' order! Whitney also was violently allergic to 'un-cocainated' clean, fresh air. Let's support the family as they sue everyone from the dog-turd picker-upper, to the hotel staff, her management, or anyone else who saw who within the previous 5 year period for this conspiracy!

748 days ago
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Good riddance!    

I mean gosh, this was as unexpected as Lindsay Lohan mysteriously dying of a drug overdose! Find the perpetrators of this evil crime at once!

748 days ago
15.

TJ    

How much was he paid for the photo?? Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson, were both drug addicts. Talented addicts,can't white wash the truth.

748 days ago
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