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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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MJ    

this is so funny. here in the netherlands the story is that raffles van exel is having an affair with a TMZ reporter and that's why TMZ publishes these crappy story's with unknown sources. guess we have to ignore TMZ from now on if it's about the whitney houston death.TMZ is compromised by the con artist. :P

842 days ago
47.

jc    

TMZ is starting to unravel

842 days ago
48.

MONIQUE910    

I think he's the devil himself. Think about! I read that he comes into stars lives when they're at a low point in their lives such as michael jackson when he was on trial for molestation, OJ simpson when he was on trial and Whitney when she was going thru her depression. Just like the Ghost Rider movie. The devil! I think this is a cover up. Don't be blind. This is very real. Do your research.

842 days ago
49.

John    

Thanks MJ for your research on the shady character Van Exel someone should have did a background check on him before allowing him in the inner circle of celebrities.

842 days ago
50.

anon    

wasn't "the person who supplied the drugs" also the one who "removed" them? This fker's goin down for felony evidence tampering... "Raffles van Exel", lol please. Eurotrash p.o.s.

839 days ago
51.

Rickey    

I think, Whitney Houston's 'drug' death was the lastest ritual sacrifice made by the now extremely satanic music industry. I would give all my quick cash online if it could bring her back to life. Anyone who thinks Whitney's and MJ's deaths look suspicious should see a website called 'Vigilent Citizen' - there you will find out the truth about both cases and a whole lot more. The music industry is very dark, but we (the public) are presented a sugar-coated false reality.

839 days ago
52.

shirliana    

PLEASE RESPECT ** THE LEGEND ** AND ** THE VOICE ** AS OPRAH CALLED HER.
RESPECT HER DEATH PLEASE AND HER FAMILY MEMBERS FOR GOD SAKE.
** THOSE THAT ARE SPEAKING SO BAD AND TERRIBLY ABOUT HER DEATH, SHAME SHAME AND SHAME. **JEALOUSY **.. THAT'S ALL.

THOSE THAT ARE WRITING SO BAD ABOUT HER, **YOU ALL MUST FIND GOD IN YOUR LIVES **. SHAME ON THOSE THAT WROTE SO BAD ABOUT HER. yOU KNOW, i ALWAYS BELIEVED ** WHAT COMES AROUND, GOES AROUND... PLEASE RESPECT HER LEGACY AND HER FAMILY MEMBERS.
SHIRLIANA

839 days ago
53.

Cam    

Van Excel has yet to hand himself in yet because he is worried about being deported to the Netherlands as he has been 5 times before!

831 days ago
54.

Cam    

Van Excel has yet to hand himself in yet!

831 days ago
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