Jerod Brown, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s cousin, has come forward to publicly defend Nick Gordon while the rest of Brown’s family have remained suspicious of Gordon and believe he has “manipulated” Bobbi Kristina, the public, and even Dr. Phil.
On March 15, Jerod Brown posted on his Facebook page defending Nick Gordon, stating Gordon has cooperated with police and if he was guilty, he’d be “locked up by now.”
“For the record: Nick has cooperated with the police department, he has cooperated with my uncle Bobby’s request. He has given my family members as much information as he can. He has been exploited on national television with hidden cameras that he had no idea about. He has given Kristina CPR which is one of the reasons why she is not dead till this day. He has been ridiculed and accused without any concrete evidence yet he still hasn’t gotten the chance to visit his girl. If everyone truly believes that Nick is the blame for this situation wouldn’t you think he would already be locked up by now. #Facts”
Us Weekly reports that when Jerod mentions Nick being “exploited on national television” he could be referencing the interview-turned-intervention for Gordon with Dr. Phil. Not long after Gordon’s appearance on Dr. Phil, Bobbi Kristina’s aunt, Leolah Brown, told TMZ she believes Gordon was manipulating Dr. Phil.
“I believe Nick is manipulating Dr. Phil just like he manipulated my niece Bobbi Kristina. I mean, that is what he’s doing… His habits and his actions are not conducive nor are they consistent with anyone that is concerned for somebody.”
Jerod disagrees with Leolah and thinks Gordon has been “exploited” rather than “manipulating” anyone; however, Leolah claims Nick is under investigation in connection with Bobbi Kristina’s near drowning, stating there is “strong evidence of foul play.” While police have said they’re opening an investigation, they haven’t indicated if Nick is a suspect.
While Jerod Brown and Leolah Brown disagree about Nick Gordon, they do seem to agree on their mutual distrust of Bobbi Kristina’s other aunt, Pat Houston. Leolah called her a “money-hungry beast” in her interview with TMZ, and as the Inquisitr previously reported, she also blames Pat for Bobbi Kristina’s near drowning. Jerod hinted in a Facebook post he published on March 10 that he believes Pat might have been involved somehow in the death of Whitney Houston and that Bobbi Kristina “has had suspicion of her.”
“I never said Pat Houston was a murderer. I said Krissi has had suspicion of her (when it come to her money & her mom). The fact still remains, Auntie Whitney’s case needs to be reopened [sic]. #PrayForBK”
According to People Magazine, Jerod’s outspoken nature and opinions about the situation with Bobbi Kristina haven’t been popular with the Brown family. Bobby Brown’s legal counsel went so far as to order the media to stop communications with any “unauthorized” relatives, “in particular, Jerod Brown aka Jerod Carter aka YF Kennedy.”
Attorney Christopher Brown said in a statement, “He has not had any communication with Bobby Brown or the Houston family. He must be disregarded.”
On March 15, Jerod also wrote the following post on his Facebook page responding to the above.
“For the record: No one in my family can say they were in contact w/ Kristina & Nick more then i was #Fact. And as far as my uncle Bobby goes, I don’t need authorization to speak the truth. I still love you uncle B. #Fact”
Do you agree with Jerod Brown’s claims that Nick Gordon has been “exploited”?
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