Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend Nick Gordon has yet to visit his girlfriend (the woman he claims is his wife) at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia, due to a pending legal investigation regarding his alleged involvement in possible events that led to her current grave condition. Now the 25-year-old has released a statement pleading with the Brown family to grant him visitation rights to see his girlfriend in the hospital.
The Brown family is not too thrilled with Gordon, who was unofficially adopted by the late Whitney Houston years ago. There is currently a police investigation looking into the cause of Brown’s condition, and Gordon is at the center of it. She was found facedown in a bathtub on Jan. 31 by Gordon in their Georgia home. CNN reports that Brown’s doctors say the daughter of Houston and Bobby Brown had no drug or alcohol-related clues that would explain her condition, leading police to suspect foul play. Out of respect to her family, Gordon has been keeping a respectful distance.
"Nick has been trying, privately, to do everything he can to see Bobbi Kristina cooperatively," Gordon's attorneys Randall M. Kessler and Joe S. Habachy said in a statement (via NBC News). “He has respected the family's wishes and for that reason alone has not returned to the hospital and risked a public confrontation," the statement continued. "But he desperately wants to be with the one he loves and continues to hope that his request will be granted."
As Us Weekly notes, the news comes on the heels of Brown’s father revealing that Gordon and Brown were never married, despite their claims on Twitter. Other reports have indicated that the couple was having problems prior to the Jan. 31 incident. Still, that didn’t stop Gordon from posting to Twitter and revealing a tattoo of his girlfriend’s name.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was placed in a medically induced coma after she was found unresponsive in the bathtub. Conflicting reports from the family have revealed that the Brown family is thinking about taking the 21-year-old off her life support. As ET Online points out, however, the decision is ultimately up to her father, who has recently requested that the media refrain from speaking to “unauthorized” members of his family for updates on her condition.
"At this time it is requested that the media cease speaking with unauthorized members of the family," family lawyer Christopher Brown said in a statement. "The integrity of the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina must remain uncompromised. Various members of the family have provided media interviews, however, none of them are approved visitors to see Bobbi Kristina. None of them have firsthand knowledge of Bobbi Kristina’s treatment, and the medical staff at Emory University Hospital has not communicated with them."
As of this writing, Brown is still on life support at Emory University Hospital.