911 call released in Tamar Braxton alleged suicide attempt
The R&B singer's boyfriend, David Adefeso, weeps during the call and exclaims, 'F**king network'
After being found unresponsive on Thursday, R&B singer and reality TV star Tamar Braxton was rushed to the hospital last week.
The incident was suspected as a suicide attempt.
A letter that Braxton wrote later emerged where she described the company’s leaders as “cruel white slave masters” who were “destroying a great Black family” in the name of show ratings.
The 911 call placed by Braxton’s boyfriend David Adefeso has been obtained by TMZ.
In the emotional call, Adefeso is heard saying, “She’s been drinking and she’s on medication for depression.”
Adefeso tells the dispatcher, “She was very angry earlier on. She’s had trouble with the network, the company she’s working with, and they did something today.”
The man is then heard crying. He sighs and says, “F**king network.”
The couple has been together for two years. Braxton was previously married to music industry executive, Vincent Herbert.
In the call, Adefeso explains that Braxton was unresponsive and that he could not wake her. He asked the dispatcher to tell the police to hurry to the Ritz Carlton Hotel in downtown Los Angeles where they had been staying.
“And it’s come to this,” Adefeso says, “When do you get free? At what point are you really free? They’ve taken away her happiness, everything.”
A previous report from Page Six said that Braxton sent WE TV executives a letter saying they had made her “suicidal.”
“The final stake into the heart of my family” was “the day you dug up a secret I’d never shared with anyone, a secret I was so ashamed to talk about that I hid it even from my own mom: the fact that I had been assaulted and raped repeatedly from age 6 to age 16, sometimes multiple times a day.”
Braxton said producers had “exposed it on your show in front of my entire family and 100 crew members.” She added, “You broke me that day and I considered ending my own life then for the shame I felt!”
*If you’re thinking about suicide, are worried about a friend or loved one or would like emotional support, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-8255 or visit the Lifeline Chat. The Crisis Text Line can also be reached by texting “Hello” to 741741.
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