In a legal filing last month which has only recently been made available, Bobby Brown accuses his ex-wife Whitney Houston of attempting to "eliminate" the R&B artist from the life of their 14-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina ever since winning full custody of the teenager in April. Bobby says that — at Whitney’s direction — he has not seen nor spoken to Bobbi since early June despite his best efforts, claiming that:
I did all I could to see my daughter … And I have no prospect of speaking to her or seeing her anytime soon due to Whitney’s actions.
Whitney, for her part, lambasted Bobby for being "almost totally uninvolved" in Bobbi’s care and declared to the court that her estranged husband’s filing has less to do with garnering sympathy and more to do with garnering a financial windfall.
Bobby is going to try to get child or spousal support from me … Bobby is fully capable of working and earning substantial sums of money if he would control his personal behavior.
We have a daughter together and I would like him to be involved in her life. Frankly, I needed to be divorced from him so that I could get my life back on track.
The couple is currently litigating Bobby’s request in May for spousal support and shared custody of Bobbi.