“At this time it is requested that the media cease speaking with unauthorized members of the family,” reads a statement from Brown’s attorney. “The integrity of the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina must remain uncompromised. Various members of the family have provided media interviews, however, none of them are approved visitors to see Bobbi Kristina. None of them have firsthand knowledge of Bobbi Kristina’s treatment and the medical staff at Emory University Hospital has not communicated with them.”
The R&B singer’s attorney, Christopher Brown, goes on to caution media outlets from quoting a family member who has been using social media to rally support for Bobbi Kristina.
“In particular, Jerod Brown aka Jerod Carter aka YF Kennedy, continues to makes statements and appear on television, however, he has not had any communication with Bobby Brown or the Houston family,” the statement continues of Bobbi Kritina’s cousin, who launched a social media prayer campaign with the hashtag #PrayForBK. “He must be disregarded. Please do not attend any ‘meet and greet’ organized by Jerod Brown as he is unable to provide access to Bobbi Kristina or information on her condition. This is a criminal investigation and we do not need this side-show.”
The statement did not offer an update on the condition of the 21-year-old aspiring actress and singer but it did include a comment from her father.
“We continue to request privacy in this matter. We thank everyone that supports Bobbi Kristina and God is hearing our prayers,” Brown said.
Jerod Brown did not return requests for comment.
Bobbi Kristina, the only child of the late music icon Whitney Houston, was found face down in a bathtub in her home on Jan. 31 by her longtime beau, Nick Gordon, and a friend.
In the weeks since, there have been conflicting reports from her family members as to her condition. Doctors have not commented on the status of her recovery but gospel singer and family friend Kim Burrell on Monday said Bobbi Kristina was put into a medically induced coma to stop her brain from swelling and limit any potential brain damage.
“We’re still not out of the woods. Her eyes did move a little bit last night,” Burrell told Access Hollywood. “We’re hoping that it’s just not a reflex. We’re hoping that it’s a conscious choice.”