Whitney Bruised After 'Encounter' With Bobby Brown...
Associated Press Report]
Police report: Whitney Houston had
one-inch cheek bruise after encounter with Bobby Brown
(12-10) 09:41 PST ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) --
Whitney Houston had a one-inch bruise on her cheek and a cut upper lip
when officers responded to a call from her home this week, and police were
considering Wednesday whether to pursue charges against her husband,
singer Bobby Brown.
The pop singer told officers that Brown beat her after he "confronted" her
when she returned home Sunday night, according to a police report. No one
Fulton County District Attorney spokesman Erik Friedly said the case had
not been turned over to the office Wednesday. "I don't know what the
situation is," he said.
Houston told police that Brown, 34, hit the left side of her face with an
open right hand. He then went to the airport for a flight to Los Angeles,
the Fulton County Police report said. Houston, 40, then contacted police.
Police said they were trying to reach Brown to get his side of the story.
In August, Brown served seven days in DeKalb County Jail for violating his
probation for a 1996 drunken driving conviction. He also served 26 days in
a Florida jail in 2000 for an earlier probation violation.
Houston and Brown have been married since July 1992. They have a
10-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.
10 DECEMBER 2003