Ex-husband Bobby Brown jeopardises his attempt to challenge terms of their divorce

Bobby Brown has jeopardised his attempt to challenge the terms of his divorce from ex-wife Whitney Houston after failing to show up in court on Friday.

Bobby Brown has jeopardised his attempt to challenge the terms of his divorce from ex-wife Whitney Houston after failing to show up in court on Friday.

Brown was expected to appear before superior court judge Claudia Silbar in Orange County, California, last week, but neither party - nor their respective lawyers - turned up.

As a result of his no-show, Judge Silbar has refused a request from Brown to appeal for spousal support and shared custody of their 14-year-old daughter, Bobbi Kristina.

Brown was not given any financial settlement and had only visitation rights after Houston won a default judgment in April last year.

Court spokesman Carole Levitsky said on Friday: "His motion was denied because there were no appearances or phone calls from Mr Brown today for a scheduled hearing.

"As of now, there are no more pending court dates in this case."

Judge Silbar also used Friday's hearing to deny a motion filed in December by Brown's attorney, Stacey Phillips, to be released as his counsel because of a series of rows with her client.

That request was thrown out of court because Phillips herself had also failed to attend thehearing.

A representative for Brown has yet to comment. - Wenn

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