Demi Lovato's Drug Dealer Actually Speaks on Near-Fatal Overdose

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The man who allegedly sold Demi Lovato the drugs that nearly ended her life has actually stopped on the sidewalk and given an interview.

And he's talked rather openly about the entire situation as well.

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Over the past week or so, reports have identified Brandon Johnson as the dealer with whom Lovato had supposedly worked since April.

The two had developement a pretty close relationship that some outlets even claimed cross over from professional... to plutonic... to sexual.

Jacobs had just recently gotten arrested prior to meeting Demi -- and has been under fire (even more fire than comes the way of most drug dealers, that is) because there's a rumor floating around that Lovato took tainted drugs.

This is to say, Demi may have been unaware that the substance she was given had been laced with fentanyl.

Was this the case, TMZ asked Johnson when the website grabbed a few moments with him over the weekend?

Demi Lovato on Billboard Stage

No, the drug dealer replied.

The artist "100% she knew what she was taking," Johnson tells TMZ, adding:

"I disclosed to her that these were not pharmaceutical. There were after market drugs, they were much stronger. She understood fully."

Johnson would very obviously be an example of the kind of toxic acquiantance that Demi let into her life since she fell off the wagon this past spring.

He says the two had a  "flirty friendship" that did, at times, becomes a "sexual" relationship and that they occasionally "messed around."

Why did she text him at 4 a.m. the night of July 23, after going out with some friends to celebrate a birthday and then going back to her home with a select few of them?

"Cause she's a girl and she wanted to kick it," he said.

Demi in NYC

What did he and Lovato during at this late hour?

"We hung out. We watched our detective shows as usual... she sometimes has such long days, stressful hours and a stressful job" and she needs to relax.

Johnson admitted that he and Demi also took drugs together, but he didn't get into any specifics and he claimed to not even have known what the drugs were mixed with.

Moreover, Lovato was a "little drunk" when he showed up, this shady individual confirms, but he tucked her in and left around 7 a.m. or 8 a.m. after she appears to be safely in bed, asleep.

Demi Lovato and Her Freckles

"I'm not here to hurt anybody. I care for her very much," the drug dealer told TMZ, concluding:

"I care for her a lot. I hope she comes through this better than she was before she got into it."

Last we heard, Lovato was doing pretty well in rehab.

She is at an undisclosed location and she will remain there for an extensive period of time; the rest of the year, at minimum, according to various insiders.

When she gets out, she'd be wise to continue therapy in some fashion; to rely on her family members and long-term friends; and to never contact anyone such as Johnson ever again.

Hang in there, Demi. We're thinking of you.

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