UPDATE: By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Singer Bobby Brown plans to build a shelter for domestic violence victims in honor of his late daughter, despite allegations that he once hit his ex-wife Whitney Houston.

Brown will receive a proclamation Monday from City of South Fulton officials acknowledging plans to build the not-for-profit Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House.

She died in 2015 at age 22. She was the daughter of Houston, who died in 2012.

In an interview last week, Brown denied ever striking Houston, despite a 2016 TV interview in which the singer said he once hit her.

He was accused of striking Houston in the face, leaving her with a bruised cheek and a cut lip in 2003. That case was dismissed in 2005. The reason given by prosecutors was "unable to contact the victim."

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PREVIOUS STORY: By JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Singer Bobby Brown will receive a proclamation from a metro-Atlanta city to build a domestic violence shelter in honor of his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.

City of South Fulton Mayor Bill Edwards and other officials will present Brown and his wife a proclamation on Monday in acknowledgment to build the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House. The shelter will also offer a 24-hour crisis intervention line and emergency transitional shelter.

Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub in 2015 and died at the age of 22 after six months in a coma. She is also the daughter of Whitney Houston, who died in 2012.

Her former boyfriend, Nick Gordon was found responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit. An Atlanta judge ordered him to pay $36 million to Bobbi Kristina's estate.

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