LisaRaye McCoy recently spoke with TMZ about Nicole Murphy’s kiss with director Antoine Fuqua, who is married to actress Lela Rochon.
When McCoy was asked if Murphy did the same thing in the early 2000s in her former marriage, the Player’s Club actress said, “that’s true.”
“Just what you said. She messed around with my husband. Here’s the thing. We’ve all done something that we regret. We’ve all made mistakes and we all have to learn from that but when you start doing it and you’re messy enough to do it amongst family,” McCoy said.
“How does a ‘family kiss’ turn into an ‘I’m sorry’ apology? What do you mean? You didn’t know that she was married? We all know that she was married. And that was 20 years. That’s history. You don’t do that amongst friends. ‘Cause there’s no loyalty. And you gotta look up and that person that you’ve invited to your house and you’re celebrating your birthdays and going to games with. You gotta look up and they’re in Italy with your husband. That’s bullsh*t. ”
When McCoy was asked what advice does she have for Lela Rochon, the actress said that it’s difficult because she said Rochon is upset about the incident.
“It’s hard because I know that she’s sad and messed up about this. And embarrassed about this because she has someone that she used to see around right next to her to be able to go,’ what really why?’,” McCoy explained.
“The comment from me wasn’t messy,” McCoy continued referencing the comment that she left underneath The Shade Room‘s Instagram post about Murphy and Fuqua, alluding that Murphy did the same thing to her.
“It was sincere because I’ve been in that situation before but amongst friends. Come on. Come on now. And I told you what I told you and you go and do this and some other couple of other ones we know about. Girl, please,” McCoy continued before working away from the interviewer.
McCoy was asked if she confronted Murphy when she “messed around” with McCoy’s ex-husband, and the actress said yes.
“I’ve definitely confronted her. She know it,” McCoy said. McCoy was also asked if she knew if Murphy was only interested in married men. The actress said that she has no idea what Murphy is interested in and that they should ask her, but what she does know is that she wants to be back in the position that she was in, referencing Murphy’s former marriage to actor Eddie Murphy. “Who wouldn’t?” McCoy posed. “I ain’t got sh*t to say to Nicole,” McCoy concluded when asked what her message was to Murphy.
On Wednesday (July 24), Nicole spoke with TMZ and had another version of the story that she gave blogger B. Scott, stating that she and Fuqua are “family friends” and that the two had simply exchanged a “friendly hello.”
“Without going into the entire situation, I want to apologize to my family, and to Lela and the Fuqua family for what transpired,” Nicole said.
Nicole continued, “It was not my intention to be in this situation. I do not condone women kissing or interacting in any way inappropriately with a married man. I too was once married and I would never intentionally undermine another woman, despite what has been written.” According to TMZ, Murphy also thought that Fuqua and Rochon’s relationship was over.