NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Monday, November 2, 2015, 9:11 PM
Pat Houston opened up about Brown’s death for the first time on ‘Entertainment Tonight’ on Monday.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family wanted to help the troubled star in the weeks before she was found unresponsive in a bathtub.
The former TV personality’s aunt Pat Houston had been planning an intervention for Brown, and she even hoped to send the 22-year-old to a rehab facility in California.
“When we really found out that Krissy was in trouble, we were really making plans to do something about it,” she revealed to ‘Entertainment Tonight’ on Monday. “But it came too late.”
Brown, the only daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell, Ga., home on Jan. 31. She remained in a medically induced coma for six months before dying in hospice on July 26.
The cause of Brown’s death was recently determined by an autopsy, but the results have not been released to the public medical examiner.
One of her former roommates, Danyela Bradley, alleged that Brown regularly used drugs when they lived together, according to a transcript from a January deposition released last week and obtained by Us Weekly.
“She smoked marijuana, she probably smoked crack often, and also did heroin,” Bradley claimed.
Pat Houston (L) said her family planned to help Bobbi Kristina Brown (R) in the time leading up to her death.
Brown’s family, however, contends her boyfriend Nick Gordon was responsible for her death, as they filed a wrongful death lawsuit in August claiming he knocked her out with a “toxic cocktail” and left her for dead in a cold tub of water.
Gordon’s attorneys have maintained his innocence throughout, calling the lawsuit “slanderous and meritless.”
But Pat Houston was skeptical of Gordon even before Brown’s death: she filed a restraining order against him last year.
Houston said Monday that Brown “didn’t understand” why she did so, but she said she never stopped speaking to her niece.
“Where the world saw that she was angry and mad at me, she was texting me all along,” Houston said. “I really tried to show her I’m going to do this to let you know that you don’t have to be afraid of anything. I got you.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown (left) didn’t undertand why Houston (middle) filed a restraining order againts Nick Gordon (second from left) last year.
Houston, who was Whitney Houston’s sister-in-law and manager, said the family remains devastated by Brown’s death, adding that she would give the young star some advice if she still had the chance.
“You have to love yourself,” Houston said. “You have to call on people and not allow someone to divide you and then conquer you.”
Houston’s interview comes on the same day one of Brown’s nurses during her last days in hospice was arrested for impersonating a nurse, according to Fox Atlanta.
Taiwo Sobamowo could also be charged with identity theft and forgery due to “issues to her licensing,” according to the news station.