In an exclusive interview with ABC’s “20/20,” Bobby Brown blames himself and Nick Gordon for the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. Bobbi Kristina was the only child born from Brown’s and late singer Whitney Houston’s union. She died last July at the age of 22 in hospice care.
“We could have been better. We should have been better,” Brown said in the 20/20 interview, referring to himself and Houston, who has publicly dealt with substance-abuse issues.
When asked about the incident that happened in January 2015 that left his daughter in a medically induced coma, Brown said:
“It’s not a mystery to me. The same thing that happened to my daughter is what happened to Whitney. He [Nick Gordon] knows what happened. I don’t know what happened that night. But he does.”
Brown added that Gordon was the only person around Houston and Bobbi Kristina near the time of their deaths.
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Gordon by Bobbi Kristina’s estate after her death. In the lawsuit, Gordon was accused of beating Bobbi Kristina, giving her a “toxic cocktail,” and putting her face-down in a bathtub, according to reports. Brown has also filed a $10 million wrongful death suit against Gordon.
In March, the medical examiner reported that Bobbi Kristina’s death was a result of drowning and drugs. Alcohol, marijuana, and anxiety medication also had a hand in the death, according to the medical examiner’s office.
In the 20/20 interview, Brown also revealed the last thing he said to Bobbi Kristina:
“The last thing I told her, I just said, ‘Let go.’ I said, ‘It’s OK, you can go with your mom, daddy’ll be all right. I love you. You can rest now,'” he said. “Hardest thing I had to do in my life was tell my daughter to let go…I don’t wish that on my worst enemy or any enemy. That is the worst pain in the world.”
Brown is now sober, but continues to struggle with alcohol.