Brown in court for custody hearing

Bobby Brown was in court on Friday to fight his ex-wife Whitney Houston for legal and physical custody of their 14-year-old daughter.

Bobby Brown was in court on Friday to fight his ex-wife Whitney Houston for legal and physical custody of their 14-year-old daughter.

The judge at the Orange County Superior Court hearing in California ruled both Brown and Houston, who wasn't in court, must personally argue their cases in a deposition set for October 22 before any decision is made about the custody of Bobbi Kristina.

As Houston lives with Bobbi in Atlanta, Georgia, she will be allowed to videotape her deposition.

Speaking outside court, Brown told People.com: "I just miss my daughter. I miss watching her sleep, making her laugh, everything, it's the simple things.

"She looks like me - it's like looking in the mirror. The goal is to see her a lot more and to be involved in the decision-making in her life, the places she goes, the people she hangs out with. All of that."

Brown and Houston split last year and seem to have now ended a brief friendship, which saw them dining together for her recent birthday, because of the custody situation.

In a legal declaration filed earlier this week, Brown states: "Since Whitney has been awarded sole legal and physical custody of Bobbi Kris, she has attempted to eliminate me from Bobbi Kris' life."

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