It's been almost a year since the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown and Max Lomas, her and her beau Nick Gordon's housemate, is speaking out about the night he found her unconscious in their Georgia home.
Bobbi Kristina, whose father is Whitney's ex Bobbi Brown, was found unresponsive inside a filled, cold bathtub on the morning of Jan. 31, 2015 and later slipped into a coma. She died the following July at age 22.
Bobbi Kristina had suffered brain damage and died of pneumonia resulting from intoxication from drugs, including a cocaine-related substance, marijuana and alcohol, and her face being immersed in water, according to the medical examiner. Her death remains under investigation. No charges have been filed. However, the conservator of her estate has filed a $10 million civil lawsuit against Gordon, which contains a wrongful death allegation and accusations he abused her. He has denied any wrongdoing.
His attorney had told E! News last year Lomas was the one who found Bobbi Kristina in the bathtub.
"I saw her there, and I picked her up out of the water and laid her on the ground," Lomas told People magazine in comments posted Wednesday. "I saw the color of her face and that she wasn't breathing. I called for Nick and called 911."
He said Gordon administered CPR and Bobbi Kristina regurgitated water twice. Police had said after they arrived at the scene that he had administered CPR before paramedics took over.
"Nick was hysterical, on the ground outside, kicking and screaming," Lomas said.
Lomas told People that Bobbi Kristina and Gordon had a "shaky" relationship, with both suspecting the other of cheating. He said the night before she was found unconscious, he and Gordon were at a club together and that she and her beau argued multiple times.
Lomas, who the magazine describes as Bobbi Kristina's "close friend" and "former boyfriend," also admitted to using drugs that night, the magazine said.
Two weeks before Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious, Lomas was arrested on suspicion of illegal possession of alprazolam (Xanax), possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and possession of a firearm. He pleaded not guilty. The case is pending.
Gordon told The Sun in an interview posted last month that the days leading up to the bathtub incident are "fuzzy." He had said in April both he and Bobbi Kristina battled drug and alcohol abuse, which got worse after Houston died in 2012.
Multiple sources told E! News last year that he and Bobbi Kristina had been having problems before Jan. 31 and that eight days before, police were called to their home after neighbors reported a possible domestic incident. No one was at the house when cops got there.
Lomas told People Bobbi Kristina and Gordon argued intensively the night before she was found unconscious. He said that while he and Gordon were out, she called and accused her beau of being at a strip club and cheating on her with strippers, Lomas said.
"They were arguing the whole way home," Lomas told People. "We get home and she is just sitting there on the ground all delusional... just in her own little world."
He said the couple argued in person after he and Gordon viewed security footage of the house and saw cigarette butts from a brand Bobbi Kristina did not smoke as well as two empty bottles of wine.
Gordon has not commented on Lomas' remarks. He told The Sun that he and Lomas were out together until 4 a.m. that night.
"Krissy was far gone when I got home," Gordon said. "I saw two empty bottles of wine and I don't know what she mixed with the wine."
Lomas said she and Gordon eventually made up. The next morning, Lomas found Brown face-down in the bathtub. His attorney had also told E! News Lomas' girlfriend was also at home at the time and that a visit from a cable technician had prompted the men to look for Bobbi Kristina.
Gordon answered the door for the cable man and then showed him around, the lawyer said, adding that Lomas said he "knocked on [Bobbi Kristina]'s door and he didn't get an answer, so he went in and checked on her to see how she was doing."
"I heard the scream and ran upstairs," Gordon told The Sun. "Max had got Krissy out and she was on the floor. I told him to call paramedics and I started CPR. Then the police arrived and Krissy was taken to hospital."