Bobby Brown Broke Funeral Seating Agreement [Details]
Rucuss staffFebruary 22, 2012
Bobby Brown may have claimed to be shocked when asked to move during his ex-wife Whitney Houston’s funeral, but he knew the seating arrangements before he arrived.
Houston family lawyer Mark G. Trigg called Atlanta’s “Frank and Wanda” radio show on V-103 Tuesday morning and said Brown’s lawyer agreed to a carefully crafted set of ground rules when the singer accepted the Houston family’s invitation to sit in the first three rows of the New Hope Baptist Church for the packed, star-studded service in Newark on Feb. 18.
Trigg said Brown broke an agreement not to contact Bobbi Kristina unless she reached out first, Houston’s lawyer said. Brown, who was divorced from Houston in 2007, agreed that he would sit in front with Houston’s family while three of his children from prior relationships would sit farther back with their uncle.
Trigg told Frank and Wanda:
“Our agreement prior to the service was that if Krissy reached out to Bobby, if she tried to initiate any contact with him, security was certainly going to make sure that happened and would not stand in the way of her reaching Bobby if she initiated the contact.”
“What was asked of him however was that if Krissy didn’t initiate that contact for whatever reason, with whatever was going on in her head and heart and spirit, that day, if she didn’t initiate the contact, then he was not to reach out for her. Just to respect her and her wishes during the service. That was the agreement,”
“And when he went to interact with her, that’s when security said we would ask you please go to your seat. Please have your children sit with their uncle, and let’s not have any unnecessary drama here. That’s the point where he, for whatever reason, decided that he wanted to just leave the service. So he got with his three children, went up and kissed the casket and they walked out of the service.”
Trigg’s allegations are vastly different from what Brown released in a statement.
“My children and I were invited to the funeral of my ex-wife Whitney Houston,” Brown said. “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. I will continue to pay my respects to my ex-wife the best way I know how.”
WOW! Now if this was indeed the agreement that the two families had, Bobby has some explaining to do. We’re guessing he thought he could get Bobbi Kristina to intervene when he got there but, boy, did that backfire.
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