Bobby Brown claims his late ex-wife Whitney Houston offered him drugs following his prison stint in new biopic The Bobby Brown Story.
The late singer, portrayed by Gabrielle Dennis in the production, is seen becoming irritated when Bobby (Woody McClain) refuses to take cocaine following his release from prison in 2000, after spending 26 days behind bars and quitting cold turkey.
In the two-part biopic, which airs in the UK on Friday and Saturday, Bobby is seen attempting to stay clean, in spite of his wife’s efforts — countering relentless accusations that he was the bad influence in their ill-fated marriage.
Claims: Bobby Brown claims his late ex-wife Whitney Houston offered him drugs following his prison stint in new biopic The Bobby Brown Story.
‘Everyone started hating Bobby Brown when I got with you,’ his character is seen telling Whitney’s in the biopic. ‘He’s too ghetto, he’s too ugly, he’s a leech.’
The Bobby Brown Story follows the star’s life from when he left his chart-topping R&B band New Edition in the mid-1980s through to the present day, with the 49-year-old star’s volatile marriage to Whitney taking centre-stage.
And Whitney, who died in February 2012 from drowning due to coronary artery disease and cocaine intoxication, is seen explaining her reasons behind taking the dangerous drug.
When Bobby is shown catching the I Will Always Love You singer taking drugs, she explained to her apparently forgiving husband: ‘It’s because I’m nervous.’
Among other subjects covered in The Bobby Brown Story is the star’s reported fling with Janet Jackson when he was at the height of his fame.
Whitney, who tied the knot with Every Little Step singer Bobby in 1992, opened up about her drug use during an interview with Oprah in 2009. She accused her estranged husband of having ‘laced marijuana with rock cocaine’.
She also said her husband had been abusive during their marriage, accusing him of spitting on her.
The pair starred in a reality show called Being Bobby Brown in 2005, which proved to be a disaster. The show received bad reviews during its TV run, but gave Bravo its highest ratings in the time slot it was given.
Being Bobby Brown ended in 2006 due to Whitney’s refusal to appear in another season of the show. She and Bobby divorced not long after.
Whitney and Bobby shared one child: Bobbi Kristina Brown. She died on July 26, 2015 after some time in a coma after a friend found her unconscious in a bath tub inside the home she and then-boyfriend Nick Gordon shared.
The Fulton County Medical Examiner ruled that ‘the immersion associated with drug intoxication’ was ultimately what caused her death.
Influence: The production counters relentless accusations that he was the bad influence in their ill-fated marriage, which ended in divorce in 2007 after 15 years.
Rise and fall: The musical couple’s careers were deeply affected by reports of regular drug use
Marijuana, alcohol and medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety were found in her body along with morphine, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Whitney Houston died four years earlier, in February 2012, at the age of 48. She was found unresponsive in her hotel bathtub.
White powder was found on a spoon in the hotel room where he body was discovered, according to ABC.