September 16, 2016


Bobbi Kristina Brown's Death: Judge Rules Nick Gordon 'Legally Responsible'

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An Atlanta, GA judge has ruled that Nick Gordon was liable in the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown, according to her estate's lawyer. Gordon, who was Brown's boyfriend, was meant to appear in court but didn't show up for the second time. Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford stated since he failed to show, anything alleged by the plaintiff is allowed through omission.

Back in 2015, Brown's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gordon and accused him of "assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from Brown’s account into his own without authorization."

Brown's estate attorney R. David Ware said in a press conference outside the court:

“In court today, we finally finished a long journey for justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown. The court agrees with us, by striking Mr. Gordon’s answer that he is legally responsible for her death. The only thing left to prove is the value of her life. We intend to do that.  Bobbi Brown, the father represented by Craig Terry. Mr. Gordon will not put on any evidence in contradiction of that.”

As of now, Gordon has not received any criminal charges. Bobbi Kristina Brown died in hospice on July 26, 2015, six months after being found unresponsive in her bathtub. Her cause of death was due to a combination of drowning and drug intoxication.