Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of late singer Whitney Houston and ’90s R&B artist Bobby Brown, died in hospice care in July 2015 after nearly drowning in a bathtub seven months earlier.
At the time, details around her death were sketchy and conflicting, with some sources saying she died right there in the tub, while others speculated that her father was keeping her alive on life support.
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Now, for the first time, Brown’s fiancé, Nick Gordon, who found her in the bathtub on that January night, is revealing never-before-heard details about his harrowing experience. The story is so convoluted that Gordon has been accused of killing Brown himself, something he has vehemently denied from the beginning. There is still a civil lawsuit being brought against him by Bedelia Hargreaves, Brown’s conservator.
Gordon is scheduled to appear on Dr. Phil on both Thursday and Friday in a two-part interview, and he told his story to the U.K.’s Daily Mail in advance.
Among the more startling revelations:
Brown almost drowned in a bathtub once before after drinking too much and falling asleep, and was ironically rescued by her mother — Gordon says this happened the night before Houston died in the same way.Brown frequently used drugs to deal with many personal issues; Gordon says she struggled daily with what she perceived as abandonment by her father of both her and Houston. Her mother’s death acted as a catalyst, and Gordon says her drug habit amplified immediately afterwards.On the night that Brown nearly drowned in the bathtub, Gordon insists that he and a friend tried to give her mouth-to-mouth, attempting to resescuitate her: “I ran to my room and then I saw my girl on the floor,” he said. “It was so traumatizing. I dropped to my knees and kept giving her chest compressions and blowing into her mouth. I thought she was going to come round but that never happened.”Gordon was there on the night Houston drowned in a bathtub at the Beverly Hills Hilton, and he saw her lifeless body on the floor, her lips blue. He says he was traumatized by the incident, only to relive it again with his fiancée.Gordon claims that he and Brown went through “a couple” of miscarriages.
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Gordon went into rehab after an intervention on Dr. Phil last year. He says he is now clean and sober.
“I blame myself for not getting to Krissy quick enough that day,” Gordon told the Daily Mail. “I can’t blame myself for another addict’s addiction, but I feel like I failed her. She didn’t make it. I wish she got help. I wish she got my spot [in rehab]. I did not protect her the way that I was supposed to — even if it was from herself.”
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