Dr. Phil Wants to Give Nick Gordon “a Chance to Tell His Side of the Story”

Nick Gordon and Dr. Phil
Dr. Phil says he wants to give Nick Gordon a chance to tell his side. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic; Tiffany Rose/WireImage

Amid increasingly serious investigations into Nick Gordon’s involvement in Bobbi Kristina Brown’s hospitalization, Dr. Phil says he is still willing to listen. The talk show host, who first interviewed Gordon back in March, told Entertainment Tonight on Wednesday, June 24, that he wants to give the 25-year-old a chance to tell “his side of the story.”

“I still want to sit down, look that young man in the eye, and do the interview he promised me to do before I put him into rehabilitation,” Dr. Phil told ET at a MailOnline yacht party in Cannes. “I want to ask what happened that night. I want to give him a chance to tell his side of the story and answer the questions that people want to know.”

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On Thursday, June 25, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in Georgia confirmed to Us Weekly that it would be looking into the case given Bobbi Kristina’s “new circumstances.”

“In view of the new circumstances regarding the health status of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we will be reviewing the case with greater interest,” Fulton County DA Paul L. Howard, Jr. told Us. “An announcement regarding a charging decision, if any, will be made at the appropriate time.”

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On Wednesday, Bobbi Kristina’s conservator Bedelia Hargrove filed a new lawsuit claiming that Gordon dragged the late Whitney Houston’s only daughter upstairs by her hair, withdrew thousands of dollars from her bank account without her authorization, and knocked out her teeth mere hours before she was discovered facedown and unconscious in a bathtub at her home near Atlanta, GA, on Jan. 31.

The 22-year-old was moved into hospice later on Wednesday. She had been in a medically induced coma for nearly five months.

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Dr. Phil first sat down with Gordon in March, but the interview soon gave way to an intervention when Gordon became extremely emotional and “volatile.”

“I asked him if he was sober,” Dr. Phil recounted to the Associated Press. “And he said, ‘No.’” Dr. Phil helped Gordon check into rehab later that week, where he remained until April. 

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“I transitioned him into a rehabilitation program, which I am told he did a lot of good, had work in and has completed the program,” Dr. Phil said Wednesday. 

Gordon posted just once before deleting his entire Twitter account Wednesday: “We keep praying. She has fought hard this long. Don’t give up hope.”

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