Demi Lovato's alleged drug dealer claims she "knew the risks" of taking drugs and says he cares about her "very much".
Brandon Johnson revealed Demi, 26, called him and asked him to come over to her house in the early hours of July 24 and said she "100 per cent knew what she was taking".
He told TMZ: "She texted me at 4am because she's a girl and she wanted to kick it. We hung out.
"She has long hours and stressful days so she wanted to unwind. 100 per cent she knew what she was taking. They're aftermarket pills and they're much stronger. She [Demi] understood fully and it's unfortunate what happened.
"It's a wake-up call for her and it opens my eyes to the dangers. They're fun, but they can be harmful. I'd hate to hurt anybody. I hope she's OK. But for anyone to think there was any misconception on my behalf is absolutely ridiculous. I'm not here to hurt anybody. I care for her very much, she means a lot to me. It's just something that happened. It's unfortunate."