Bobby Brown is fighting back against ex-wife Whitney Houston in the battle for their 14-year-old daughter Bobbi Kristina.
In papers filed in California’s Orange County Superior Court, Bobby is taking Whitney to court, challenging the terms over custody of their only daughter.
When the divorce was finalized was on April 24, a judge granted physical and legal custody of Bobbi Kristina to Whitney with Bobby having a “reasonable right of visitation.”
In court documents filed in Orange County, Calif., the 40-year-old Brown claims that financial and emotional problems prevented him from filing a response to Houston’s divorce petition.
“After Whitney and I separated, I had nowhere to go and very little money to live on. I was, for all intents and purposes, homeless,” Brown said in the papers obtained by “Access Hollywood.”
In the papers, he also says he was “strapped for cash during this time and could not afford to hire a lawyer,” adding he was “distraught and depressed” and didn’t understand he needed to respond to Whitney’s petition on time.
The papers also state, “Whitney repeatedly assured Bobby that he need not file a response to and that reconciliation was possible” and that “Whitney did so at a time when she knew that Bobby was particularly vulnerable” at the time.
A court date for Bobby’s new case has been set for June 15.