ContactMusic haven't sourced the quote they attribute to Hassan Choudhury, vice president of Universal Music International, and you really have to hope it's not genuine. They claim he said:
"Everyone (at Universal) is extremely happy with the amount of records we've sold and a lot of it has been down to some amazing marketing opportunities in the market when the artist wasn't available."
How fortunate that "the coverage" of a woman getting more and more addicted to crack has helped the profile and sell records, eh?
Like we say: let's hope the quote has got a little lost in translation. If it's genuine, then he might want to consider his position. If it's not, ContactMusic have some explaining to do.