If you thought the decade-long drama between LisaRaye McCoy and Nicole Murphy was going to disappear, you thought wrong. In fact, it keeps playing out because people keep asking both parties about it and one of them is lying. Recently, LisaRaye sat down with Wendy Williams to discuss the madness and mayhem once again–with some new, more pertinent information about Murphy and Duane Martin. See what she had to say below.
Wendy: We talked about you and Michael Misick and the divorce. The first thing is, you and Michael were married for how long?
LisaRaye: Long enough. Couple years.
Wendy: And then you filed for divorce. What was the last straw?
LisaRaye: Neither one of us was 100 percent. When you’re coming out of a divorce, you have to reflect on who you are, I was doing this to him (points finger). Well, wait a minute, what did you do? And what part did you play in the marriage. So I went through that. But the last straw was a lot of shenanigans, not honest, not being one-on-one.
Wendy: Did you walk in on him in bed with her, Rocsi?
LisaRaye: Nobody. Nobody. I’ve never walked in. That would be a different story and I probably wouldn’t be here.
Wendy: What role did she play?
LisaRaye: I don’t really know what role she played in his life. I just know that I’ve seen her a couple of times, in places that she shouldn’t have been.
Wendy: Now, you tell me about Duane Martin. How close were you guys?
LisaRaye: Very close. He was my co-star in “All of Us.” He was my brother. I called him my brother. For me, at the time, he was my example being a married couple, I wanted to be around them because I wanted them to show me how to be a new wife.
His friendship to Michael
LisaRaye: When you introduce your friend to your husband, I did that for business, for association, for relationship. And when it went sour and I had a sidebar with Duane, and said, ‘Hey, what are you doing and why are you doing it?’ He started being in places that he shouldn’t have been as my friend. Just with the shenanigans. I made it very clear that we weren’t friends anymore and that he wasn’t welcome in my home anymore.
Let me clear, I never said that Duane broke my marriage up. I said that he was a friend of mine and he shouldn’t have been in places that he was in with my ex-husband.
Lisa was being intentionally vague about the places Duane was. And Wendy kept pressing her. Ultimately, she shared that he was no longer welcome in her home, among other things.
I’ll say this, when you tell a person that you’re no longer my friend, if I see you, you don’t have to ever speak to me again. If you were on fire, I wouldn’t spit on you, if I said these things to you, that means I no longer give a damn about you. I know that he cannot break up my marriage. You are responsible, you and your husband but there is a code of conduct when you are in a relationship and he broke that.
Wendy: Was he introducing Michael to other women?
LisaRaye: I will say that he was with him a lot of times. Micheal doesn’t have a problem finding relationships. He was a playboy when I met him. He doesn’t need anybody to coach him in.
Wendy: Was he with Nicole Murphy?
LisaRaye: Yes, he was.
Wendy: Well, she was here and she denied that.
LisaRaye: I know she didn’t. She did a play on words with that. She said, ‘I did not break up LisaRaye’s marriage.’ I wouldn’t give her that much credit to say she broke up anything. I gave it to her straight because when you’re a woman and you’re grown, let’s handle it like a woman, let’s talk face to face and let’s get it out.
I sat with her a couple of months ago, longer than a couple of months ago. Six months ago.
Wendy: This was after the alleged affair (with Antoine Fuqua).
LisaRaye: Before. And I said, ‘Let’s talk about it because I waited a very long time for you and I to get face to face.’ And we had a good conversation because she said to me, ‘We’re two older women that look good, that’s in the business. I hate this.’ And I do too. Because I hate when we can’t bridge the gap between women. We should not be in that position. I will say this, I am not a saint. I got some skeletons in my closet as well. They may come out or they may fall out. But for now, they’re in. But when you have skeletons, you have to be able to say to me, game peep game, truth peeps truth. What’s up, tell me what’s going on. And she sat in my face and lied.
So when she got here and said that I lied, ‘Well, wait a minute, you should have pleaded the fifth. Now you outwardly saying I’m lying, that’s a lie. You know we had a conversation about this. Come talk to me. Now, here’s the thing don’t make me do it with the receipts, don’t make me do it. Because I don’t ever talk about nothing I don’t know. I got proof. The kind that I don’t need to ask nobody else about.
At the end of the conversation, when Wendy asked about her current dating life, LisaRaye said, ‘I’m single just like you.’ To which Wendy responded, ‘Oh no, I’m very claimed.’ I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about this, whether it works out or not.
You can watch LisaRaye’s interview in the video below.