Brown Fights Houston Over Custody Issues
R+B star Bobby Brown has lashed out at his ex-wife Whitney Houston for attempting to "eliminate" him from their teenage daughter's life.
The couple split last year (06) and seem to have ended a brief friendship, which saw them dining together for Houston's recent birthday, over child custody arrangements.
In declarations filed this week (beg27Aug07), and obtained by TMZ.com, Brown states, "Since Whitney has been awarded sole legal and physical custody of Bobbi Kris, she has attempted to eliminate me from Bobbi Kris' life."
Brown claims he went out of his way to look after his estranged wife and their daughter when Houston was undergoing rehab for a drug abuse problem in 2006, but feels the singer is being far from generous when it comes to the time he spends with the teen.
He adds, "I did all I could to see my daughter. I also paid approximately $10,000 for Whitney and Bobby Kris to live in a nice hotel while Whitney was going through rehab. I basically lived in my car.
"I have not seen or spoken to my daughter since early June and I have no prospect of speaking to her or seeing her anytime soon due to Whitney's actions."
Houston has responded swiftly, stating, "We have a daughter together and I would like him to be involved in her life."