Jerod Brown, the cousin of Bobbi Kristina Brown, slammed the author of a new book, which highlights the drug addiction of Bobbi Kristina and her late mother Whitney Houston. The book titled, "Whitney & Bobbi Kristina: The Deadly Price of Fame,” by investigative journalist Ian Halperin, comes just four months after the 22-year-old was hospitalized after being found unresponsive at her home on Jan. 31.
“Ian Halperin, i personally find you to be very disrespectful to even consider to release an unauthorized book about my sis at a time like this,” Jerod wrote on his Facebook account on Tuesday. “I encourage the public to not take part of supporting this mess. Bobbi Kristina has dealt with enough as is, and bashing her/ her parents, is totally unacceptable.”
Bobbi Kristina is currently fighting for her life at the DeKalb Medical facility in Atlanta where she was moved in mid-March after spending weeks at Emory University Hospital. She was found facedown in a bathtub at her Atlanta home.
The new book reportedly portrays Bobbi Kristina as a “wild child” who used to have suicidal thoughts as a teenager, while her mother was consumed by her own drug addiction. The book claims that at the age of 14, Bobbi Kristina tried to stab Houston, following which she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for observation. Halperin also talks about Houston's alleged lesbian relationship with her personal assistant and longtime friend, Robyn Crawford.
The book also mentions details about Bobbi Kristina's relationship with her boyfriend Nick Gordon, stating that the latter was a bad influence on her.
Details about Bobbi Kristina’s alleged drug use had surfaced in March. Steven Stepho, a friend of Bobbi Kristina from high school, had reportedly claimed that Bobbi Kristina and her boyfriend Nick Gordon spent thousands of dollars a day on various drugs. Gordon had admitted to battling addiction in an intervention with Phil McGraw on “Dr. Phil” show at the time.
Gordon was banned from seeing Bobbi Kristina at the hospital after her family suspected him of foul play. However, Jerod has shown support for Gordon asking him to "stay strong." Police officials, currently conducting a criminal inquiry into the incident, have not named Gordon as a suspect.
Meanwhile, the Browns and the Houstons have released conflicting statements about Bobbi Kristina's condition. Her aunt Leolah Brown said earlier this month that her niece has "continued to make progress.” But, Cissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina’s grandmother, said last month that she wasn’t improving and there wasn’t much the family could do to help her. However, Bobbi Kristina's father Bobby Brown has not lost hope for his daughter's recovery and has vowed to fight until the end.