In February 2012, the 48-year-old singer was found dead in her bath after consuming cocaine, and three years later, Bobbi Kristina Brown, the singer’s daughter with her ex-husband, was found unconscious in similar circumstances and died after several months in a coma at the age of 22. Bobby Brown has now spoken out about the tragedy, admitting that he thinks his daughter’s former partner, who was held guilty in a civil court for Bobbi Kristina’s murder, played a part in Houston’s death.
Brown told Jada Pinkett Smith on “Red Table Talk” about Gordon, who died of a heroin overdose last year: “He was the only one there with both situations, with my ex-wife and with my daughter, and they both died the same way.”
Asked if he believes Gordon “killed Whitney,” he said: “I believe so.”
When pressed for more information, the singer of “Two Can Play The Game” said he thinks Gordon supplied both women with the drugs that caused their deaths.
He said: “This is my opinion of who I think this young man was. Being around my daughter and being around my ex-wife, I think he was more so a provider of, you know, party favors.”
The 52-year-old actor had hoped to confront Gordon about his theories but “never got the chance,” and admitted that learning his daughter had allegedly been physically abused by her boyfriend only after her death was one of the “hard parts” for him.
He said: “I didn’t see it and she didn’t tell me about it…
“She, unfortunately, was stuck in an abusive relationship with a man that — with a boy I should say — that basically controlled her to the point where her life was taken.”
When he asked if he felt there was foul play in Bobbi Kristina’s death, he said: “Definitely.”
Bobby Brown, on the other hand, acknowledged that they didn’t spend as much time together after Houston’s death as they should have, and that one of his greatest regrets is that they had agreed to meet two days after she was discovered unresponsive.
He said: “If I could just get those two days back, she’d still be here because I would have found out what was going on to do something about it,” he said.
The New Edition star spoke of his fears that domestic violence is still a “hush-hush thing” and urged witnesses to speak out.
He said: “People need to start speaking up if they see someone in a situation like that.
“Help them. All it takes is one phone call.”