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Family lawyer denies reports that Bobbi Kristina Brown to be taken off life support on mother Whitney Houston's death anniversary

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February 11, 2015 9:19 AM
By FRANK LOVECE. Special to Newsday

Whitney Houston, right, sings with her daughter, Bobbi
Without giving specifics, singer Bobby Brown's attorney on Tuesday disputed what he called inaccurate reporting surrounding comatose music scion Bobbi Kristina Brown.

Saying that while the family appreciated "the love and support" of fans, attorney Christopher Brown decried "the false reports that continue to appear in print and on the Internet" and said they "will be dealt with at an appropriate time."

He added, "In particular, the false reporting of TMZ, the National Enquirer, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and the Daily Mail (UK) citing police sources, family sources and Bobby Brown himself, will receive my attention. The desire to be 'first' has clouded the judgment of many reporters as they forgo accuracy. This is a criminal investigation and the integrity of that process requires silence."

Multiple reports on Tuesday said that the family of Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late pop star Whitney Houston, has given the order to disconnect her from life support on Wednesday, the third anniversary of her mother's death.

While some media reports have speculated that her grandmother, gospel and soul-music legend Cissy Houston, had deemed the anniversary date appropriate, said it could not confirm this claim.

Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her town house in suburban Roswell, Georgia, on Jan. 31. Doctors induced a medical coma that day, and her prognosis since has remained dire.

TMZ additionally said Roswell police have begun a criminal investigation of Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, after discovering injuries on her body. A police spokeswoman did not immediately return a Newsday request for comment.

Whitney Houston, right, sings with her daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, during 
a performance on "Good Morning America"
 in Central Park, Manhattan on Sept. 1, 2009. Photo Credit: AP, 2009

Whitney Houston was found dead in the bathtub of her Beverly Hilton hotel room on Feb. 11, 2012, at age 48. The Los Angeles County coroner determined she died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine and heart disease.