Bobby Brown has denied that he was ever violent with his late wife, Whitney Houston, during an appearance at the TCA summer press tour on Friday.
Brown was on hand to promote the upcoming BET miniseries about his life, “The Bobby Brown Story,” when he was asked about his history of domestic violence with the late icon.
According to Page Six, Brown denied the 2003 domestic violence incident in which Brown was charged with battery stemming from an argument with Houston. She famously appeared beside him in court when he turned himself in to the authorities
“The public record is wrong,” he told reporters.
The “The Bobby Brown Story” biopic will reportedly cover Brown’s rise with New Edition, his solo career and marriage to Whitney Houston, and all of the sex, drugs, and musical hits in between.
He added: “I think the bad boy image came from me being on stage, not from me being a human being,” he said. “You see me in person, meet me somewhere, you won’t call me a bad guy. You’ll call me Bobby.”
Brown also announced earlier this week that he would be creating a domestic violence center in honor of his daughter Bobbi Kristina on the three-year anniversary of her death, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
“Our family lives with the pain everyday of losing my beautiful daughter, Bobbi Kristina, to domestic violence,” Brown said in a statement. “She loved Atlanta and in her memory we are proud to announce the formation of the Bobbi Kristina Serenity House. Our initial goal is to help educate women and men of all ages, by creating a 24-hour crisis intervention line and emergency transitional shelter.”