Bobby Brown Issues Statement Regarding Whitney Houston’s Funeral
Funeral services for Whitney Houston were held today at New Hope Baptist church in Newark, New Jersey. Amid the solemn service, however, there were conflicting reports about her ex-husband Bobby Brown leaving during the ceremony.
According to TMZ sources, Brown had a dispute with the family because he wanted to speak during the service.Other reports stated that there was a dispute over seating.
A publicist for Brown released the following statement:
My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston. We were seated by security and then subsequently asked to move on three separate occasions. I fail to understand why security treated my family this way and continue to ask us and no one else to move. Security then prevented me from attempting to see my daughter Bobbi-Kristina. In light of the events, I gave a kiss to the casket of my ex-wife and departed as I refused to create a scene. My children are completely distraught over the events. This was a day to honor Whitney. I doubt Whitney would have wanted this to occur. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.