Bobby Brown Wants Bobbi Kristina's Boyfriend to Explain Her Drowning Before Letting Him See Her
While Bobbi Kristina Brown remains on life support, the fighting between her father, Bobby Brown, and her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is intensifying.
After Gordon took to Twitter on Saturday to plead with Brown to allow him to visit Bobbi Kristina, Brown has fired back, issuing the following statement through his lawyers.
“Let me be very clear, Mr. Gordon was offered an opportunity to potentially visit Bobbi Kristina and he declined to meet the terms of any possible visit,” the statement says.
“Obviously Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe.”
Gordon’s lawyer responded with his own statement on Sunday.
“Bobby Brown has consistently prohibited Nick, who Bobbi Kristina would want by her side, from being there,” the lawyer said.
“Per his own words, Mr. Brown has only ‘offered an opportunity to potentially meet with Bobbi Kristina’ if Nick were to meet certain conditions, conditions that we, his attorneys, have advised him not to meet, particularly in light of Mr. Brown’s inability to guarantee access.”
“But in an effort to do all he can to visit, Nick has repeatedly offered to meet with Mr. Brown privately to discuss his request in person, rather than through lawyers. Those offers have also been rejected. We hope Mr. Brown has a change of heart.”
Later on Sunday, Brown’s lawyer hinted at the conditions that Bobbi Kristina’s father had put on Gordon.
“Due to Mr. Gordon s failure to place in tangible form his understanding of the events that lead to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina, there is no reason for any additional discussion with him,” Brown’s lawyer said in a statement. “It appears that Mr. Gordon did not what his understanding of the facts to be subject to the truthful examination of various experts or Bobby Brown himself.
“Mr. Gordon has every right to remain silent and not share his version of the events with Bobby Brown. We are only concerned with individuals that can help Bobbi Kristina and bring resolution to this investigation.”
Police confirmed earlier this month that they were investigating the circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina’s drowning. A family member told PEOPLE that “foul play” was being examined and that Bobbi Kristina had injuries that “need to be explained.” However, the authorities have not yet filed any charges or made any arrests.
Last April, Marion “Pat” Houston, the wife of Whitney Houston’s brother Gary and executor of the trust fund Whitney set up for her daughter, obtained a restraining order against Gordon after alleging he made threatening statements about her and her family.
Gordon has stayed away from the hospital in recent weeks. “He has respected his family’s wishes,” his lawyer Randy Kessler told PEOPLE. “But he desperately wants to be with the one he loves and continues to hope that his request will be granted.”
Following his pleas to visit Bobbi Kristina, Gordon Tweeted on Sunday that he will meet her father’s conditions if he can guarantee “24/7” access to Bobbi Kristina’s hospital bed.
“Done tweeting,” he added. “You are all entitled to your opinion. So talk.” • Reporting by LINDA MARX