According to E! News, three weeks before Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unconscious in the bath, she phoned one of her best friends, Alex Reid. According to her friend, she was distraught and scared, and was hiding from her live-in boyfriend, Nick Gordon in her refuge of choice—inside her deceased mother’s closet.
“She was sobbing. Nick had hit her and she was scared,” explains Alex, recalling the conversation with Krissi in an exclusive interview with E! News. “She was very upset. She didn’t know what to do. It was as if, she didn’t have anyone else to turn to. It was heartbreaking.”
E! News reports that this is the first time Bobbi Kristina’s best friend has spoken, who met her for the first time during Grammys week two years ago and immediately bonded. California-based Alex would speak to Whitney Houston’s daughter often, sometimes daily and hiding from Gordon was just one of the heartbreaking incidents that Bobbi Kristina confided in her friend about:
“I love her. I would never have betrayed her and spoken out before now, ” says Alex through tears. “But as she lies there, I feel there is no one else to speak on her behalf. I feel like I have to be a voice for her now.”
“Krissi was physically abused by Nick on a number of occasions and she told me about some of them,” Alex says. “I never witnessed anything…she would FaceTime me every time she was distraught, when something has just happened or show me a bruise.”
Although a police investigation is still ongoing, while a lawsuit has been filed against Gordon, (click here if you missed it), there are still a number of unanswered questions about what really happened during those final hours before the 911 call from Bobbi Kristina’s Atlanta home on Jan. 31.
“There are things that I know that no one else does,” she tells E! News. “And I hope that by speaking out I can help the investigation in some way.”