Max Lomas, who was on the scene when Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her tub on Saturday, Jan. 31, has broken his silence about the tragic incident via a just-released statement from his lawyer, Philip A. Holloway. In it, Holloway explains Lomas' role in the situation and addresses recent reports about his criminal past.
"Contrary to what's been reported, my client, Max Lomas, was the person who first discovered Bobbi Kristina and called 911," Holloway tells Us Weekly. "My client wants nothing more than to see a full recovery. He and Krissi have been friends for many, many years, and he is absolutely devastated and prays for her immediate recovery."
As previously reported, the 21-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was hospitalized and placed in a medically induced coma after Lomas and Brown's longtime love Nick Gordon tried to revive her at home. On Monday, Feb. 2, she was moved from North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Ga., reportedly to Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, according to CNN.
Holloway tells Us that Lomas is doing all he can "to cooperate with authorities" in their investigation of what happened. As for his recent arrest — which, according to TMZ, was for possession of drugs with intent to distribute — Holloway says there's no connection.
"It's been reported that his arrest in the middle of January might somehow be related; there is nothing further from the truth," the Holloway Law Group attorney tells Us.
An official press release notes that Lomas "has pleaded not guilty" to the previous charges against him, and that "there is absolutely no relationship" between his past problems and Brown's current ones.
"Mr. Lomas has not been accused of anything in connection with Bobbi Kristina Brown's injuries and is a witness in this investigation," the press release states. "Mr. Lomas' main focus is on Ms. Brown's full recovery, and he continues to pray for her and her entire family throughout this tragedy."