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Allegation Clouds Bobby Brown's Plan For Violence Shelter

Last week, Brown denied ever striking Houston.

July 30, 2018

By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) — Singer Bobby Brown plans to build a shelter for domestic violence victims in honor of his late daughter, despite allegations that he once hit his ex-wife Whitney Houston.

Brown will receive a proclamation Monday from City of South Fulton officials acknowledging plans to build the not-for-profit Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House.

She died in 2015 at age 22. She was the daughter of Houston, who died in 2012.

In an interview last week, Brown denied ever striking Houston, despite a 2016 TV interview in which the singer said he once hit her.

He was accused of striking Houston in the face, leaving her with a bruised cheek and a cut lip in 2003. That case was dismissed in 2005. The reason given by prosecutors was "unable to contact the victim."