Singer Ricki-Lee Coulter said she has absolutely no contact with her family members accused of murder and serious drugs crimes.
The pop star’s cousins Aaron Crawford and Lionel Patea are both charged with separate murders while her stepfather is facing drugs charges.
“It is sad but it is nothing to do me,” Coulter said.
“I don’t have anything to do with that part of the family.”
Patea has been charged with the murder of his ex-partner Tara Brown, who was allegedly run off the road and beaten to death with a metal fire hydrant cover in September on the Gold Coast.
Crawford is one of three people charged with the alleged murder of Greg Dufty, who disappeared in July.
As with every family, not all members are close or even in contact anymore. Ricki Lee is quick to point out that she was never close with her cousins, even when they were younger. She says she has not spoken to either of them since they were charged.
“It is hard that my name is tied to that, but that is part of it (being famous),” she said.
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