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Bobby Brown denies hitting Houston

July 30,2018

BEVERLY HILLS, California - Bobby Brown says he made some bad choices in his life but denied that his marriage to Whitney Houston ever turned violent, a reversal of a past admission.

Brown, speaking with reporters Friday about BET’s new miniseries “The Bobby Brown Story,” said such allegations involving his late ex-wife were “completely wrong.” But in a 2016 interview with ABC’s Robin Roberts, Brown said he once hit Houston.

Brown appeared Friday at a Television Critics Association annual meeting at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, where Houston drowned in a bathtub in 2012. Coroner’s officials ruled the death accidental and said heart disease and cocaine were contributing factors.

“The spirit of my ex-wife is probably still here,” Brown said. “It just feels good to be here and to promote this movie.”

When Brown was asked about news reports and court records involving a 911 domestic violence call Houston made in 2003, he replied, “The public record is wrong.” Atlanta-area police said at the time that Brown allegedly hit his then-wife, leaving her with a bruised cheek and cut inside her lip.