In ET's exclusive sneak peek of the upcoming Red Table Talk episode, the singer's longtime friend recalls the moment she asked Houston about a severe cut she had on her face after her and Bobby Brown's honeymoon.
"I know that when she came back from her honeymoon and she had that gash on her face. Did she ever explain to you how that gash got there ?" Jada Pinkett-Smith asks.
"I asked her, 'I threw a glass against the wall and it shattered and I got cut,'" Crawford says Houston replied. "But the cut was from here to there, about three, four inches long. Flying glass doesn't do that. But I never pressed her."
In Crawford's memoir -- A Song for You: My Life With Whitney Houston -- she claims that when she asked Houston about the cut, the late singer told her, "Couples argue all the time. It's never a big deal, except when it's me." Brown has denied ever being violent with his ex-wife, but he has written about one incident where he did strike her in his own memoir, Every Little Step.
During a 20/20 interview with Robin Roberts in 2016, while promoting the book, Brown admitted that he hit Houston during a moment when he was "trying to maintain sobriety." He, however, said that reports of him being a "woman beater" or of him being "violent towards her" were false.
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Meanwhile, also in the Red Table Talk episode, Crawford touches on her relationship with Houston's mother, Cissy Houston, whom she says had a "fever about our closeness."
"I always sensed a bitterness in her mom because I thought her daughter's so awesome that there was so much to be joyful about," she explains. "If anything, Whitney would listen to me and that would bother Mrs. Houston. But the only reason Whitney listened to me was because I would listen to her."