The filmmaker wrote a part specifically for Whitney Houston's daughter following her mother's sudden death in February (12), hoping the project would help her cope with her grief, but on Tuesday (29May12) rumours suggesting the 20 year old had stormed off the set circulated, and now Perry has set the record straight, calling his young star a true professional.
In a post on his official blog, he writes, ""NOT TRUE AT ALL PEOPLE!!! There is no way that she could have walked off the set because we have finshed (sic) taping the season... Were there tough days for her? Yes of course. Not because of the actng (sic) or any job-related issues, but because of the fact that she had just lost her mother.
""Being someone who knows about losing their mother, I know grief comes in different ways and you never know when it's going to hit you or how it's going to hit you, for that matter.
""Some days you're smiling and happy and some days you're so broken that you can't stop crying. So, yes she was grieving, but grief aside, she managed to finish her obligation and did a great job at the same time.""
And Perry, who is a close family friend of the Houstons, has urged the media to quit spreading rumours about Bobbi Kristina, adding, ""PLEASE LEAVE THIS BABY ALONE!!!! AND SHE IS A BABY!!! Please stop the lies and give this child some room to breathe and grieve.""