Max Lomas (drug dealer)
A friend of Bobbi Kristina claims it was he and not her 'husband' Nick Gordon who called 911 after finding her unresponsive in a bathtub on Saturday morning.
Max Lomas, who has previously been arrested on drug distribution charges, claims Gordon was ‘elsewhere in the residence’ and it was he who removed her from the tub.
Lomas’ lawyer told Access Hollywood on Wednesday that it was his client ‘who began the process of hopefully helping her recover.’
‘Max was actually the one that found her and he’s the one that removed her from bathtub and called 9-1-1, and Max is the one who began the process of hopefully helping her recover,’ said Phillip Holloway.
According to Holloway, the experience was traumatic for his client.
‘He was terrorized. It was absolute pure panic, and he was frightened for his friend, his close friend who was not breathing and did not appear to show any signs of life. He's petrified,’Holloway said. ‘And he wanted to get her the help that she so desperately needed at the time.’
According to Holloway, Gordon arrived in the bathroom he started CPR on Bobbi Kristina as Lomas did not know how to conduct life-saving measures.
‘Max assisted in the best of his ability - he's not trained in CPR – but he's the one who removed her from the bathtub and called 9-1-1,’ Holloway said.
While the Roswell Police Department is no longer commenting on the incident, Holloway said Lomas is considered a witness, not a suspect, and is cooperating with authorities regarding the case.
‘He's absolutely not in hiding, no,’ Holloway told Access. ‘In fact, we're doing all we can to cooperate to find out exactly what happened to Bobbi Kristina, and under what circumstances. That's everybody's goal, including Max.’
Lomas was arrested on January 15 and charged with weapons offenses, marijuana possession and possession of an anxiety drug. Holloway says Lomas pleaded not guilty and the arrest is unrelated to the discovery of Brown in the tub.
Emotional: The 45-year-old singer looked distraught as he walking towards the hospital with his wife
Bobbi Kristina's distraught father Bobby Brown was at his daughter’s bedside at Emory University Hospital on Wednesday.
The concerned father was seen walking towards the Atlanta hospital with his wife Alicia Etheredge and his daughter LaPrincia Brown, 24, in the morning.
Hiding beneath hats, the trio stayed largely silent as they walked towards the facility, where Bobbi Kristina was moved on Monday.
According to reports the entertainer has been told that there is little hope his 21-year-old daughter will pull through after she was found in eerily similar circumstances in which her mom Whitney Houston died.
‘It’s now a matter of when the family wants to let go and accept that she’s pretty much not going to make it,’ a source told FOX411.Doctors have told Bobbi Kristina's family that there is little they can do. ‘They’ve left it up to the family as to how long they want to keep her alive,’ said the source.
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The couple's friend Max Lomas is claiming that he found Bobbi Kristina and not her partner Nick Gordon who he says was 'elsewhere'
Earlier this week, reports emerged that Bobbi Kristina's brain function was 'alarming low' after she was placed in a medically-induced coma.
Her father is reported to be remaining hopeful and is refusing to acknowledge the worst-case scenario.
It has also emerged that police are looking into the possibility that eye-witnesses may have fled the scene after Bobbi Kristina was found on Saturday morning.
Roswell Police Detectives are investigating whether people fled before officers arrived and have been asking local businesses if they saw anything suspicious that morning, E! News reported.
Nearby bank employees told detectives they saw nothing but police have requested surveillance footage, sources told the website.
Bobbi Kristina is being treated at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta after being moved from North Fulton Hospital on Monday, WXIA reported
She remains in a medically-induced coma and is breathing with the help of a ventilator.
During tests for brain activity, she briefly opened her eyes and doctors have found 'minimal' improvement in her brain function.
Questions still remain over what part drugs - if any - played in Saturday's incident; police reportedly found narcotics in the home during a second search last weekend.
Bobby Brown has had his own share of drug troubles, including how he admitted to using 'an awful lot' of cocaine after marrying Whitney Houston in 1992.
'I think I was bored,' he previously told VH1's Behind the Music. 'I had just gotten married and things weren't right. Unfortunately, I turned to alcohol and drugs.'
He was also previously arrested for drug possession, including in 2002 when he was found carrying marijuana while speeding - just months after he was taken to hospital by his concerned wife and friends.
In 2000, he also spent 26 days in a Florida jail for violating probation on a 1996 drunken-driving charge by not submitting to a drug test.
Other, more recent troubles have included a 2012 arrest for DUI and a stint in rehab in August of that year for alcohol addiction - before being arrested for another DUI just three months later.
In 2013, he served just nine hours behind bars after pleading no contest to suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
He has remained tight-lipped about Bobbi Kristina's condition, only saying on Monday that the young woman was continuing to fight for her life.
But on Tuesday, he spoke out again through his lawyer to correct reports that his daughter had married Gordon.
Following Houston's death three years ago, Bobbi entered into a relationship with Gordon - a sort-of step-brother after her mother welcomed him into their home when he was 12.
Then last January the couple announced that they had got married, and Bobbi Kristina posted photos of their 'wedding rings' on social media.
But on Tuesday a lawyer representing Bobbi's father released the following statement: 'We are currently investigating the events that led to the hospitalization of Bobbi Kristina.'
'To correct earlier reports, Bobbi Kristina is not and has never been married to Nick Gordon,' added Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC.
Relations between Gordon and other family members have been rocky and he remains subject to a protective order barring him from being within 200 feet of Bobbi Kristina's aunt, Patricia Houston.
Bobby has five children; LaPrincia, 24, is his daughter with Kim Ward, from who he split in 1991. Bobbi Kristina is his only child with Whitney Houston, whom he divorced in 2007.