Reports about Whitney Houston's daughter unauthorized, father says

Fri Feb 13, 2015 7:52pm EST
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By David Beasley

ATLANTA (Reuters) - The relatives of Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, who have been giving media interviews about her medical condition do not have direct knowledge of her treatment, her father's attorney said on Friday.

Singer Bobby Brown's attorney asked media outlets to stop speaking with family members unauthorized to discuss the condition of his daughter, who is being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub at her suburban home last month.

Few details about the aspiring 21-year-old singer's condition have been made public. Family members have said she is fighting for her life.

"We continue to request privacy in this matter," Bobby Brown said in a statement. "We thank everyone that supports Bobbi Kristina and God is hearing our prayers.”

Bobby Brown's attorney said the relatives giving interviews about Bobbi Kristina Brown are not in communication with her doctors, and in particular asked media organizations to disregard cousin, Jerod Brown.

The cousin said in an interview with Atlanta TV station WXIA this week that she remained on a ventilator and the family had no plans to remove her from life support.

"This is a criminal investigation and we do not need this side show,” attorney Christopher Brown, who is representing her father, said in a statement.

Jerod Brown was also involved in disputed reports that Nick Gordon, who calls himself the husband of Bobbi Kristina Brown, cannot visit her at the hospital.   Continued...

Bobbi Kristina Brown (L) and Nick Gordon attend the opening night of "The Houstons: On Our Own" in New York October 22, 2012. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly