"I am deeply saddened by the recent death of Bobbi Kristina Brown," Hargrove said in a statement shared with Us Weekly. "I have filed today an amended complaint against Nicholas Gordon adding a count of wrongful death and for pain and suffering. We will leave no stone unturned in seeking justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown."
The only daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown died on July 26. Bobbi Kristina was found facedown in a bathtub in her Atlanta area home on Jan. 31 and was placed in a medically induced coma. She was buried next to her mother in New Jersey.
The amended lawsuit filed on behalf of Bobbi Kristina alleges Gordon, 25, of “being out all night on a cocaine and drinking binge,” and giving Bobbi Kristina a “toxic cocktail.” According to the amended lawsuit, the concoction left her “unconscious,” and he “then put her face down in a tub of cold water, causing her to suffer brain damage.”
Gordon allegedly physically beat his girlfriend, accused her of cheating, and called her a “whore and bitch.”
The document also alleges that after placing her underwater, Brown then changed his clothes and “afterward he got in bed, and laid his head on a female guest’s ankle and stated, ‘Now I want a pretty little white girl like you.’”
Fifteen minutes later, an unidentified person reportedly found Bobbi Kristina in the bathtub with “a dust pan…in the bottom of the bathtub.” According to the lawsuit, she was unconscious, her mouth was swollen, and she had teeth hanging loosely from her mouth reportedly from Gordon’s punches.
The document also claims that “on July 26, 2015, after almost six months of suffering, Bobbi Kristina died from, and proximately caused by, Defendant’s actions on Jan. 31, 2015.”
As previously reported, Gordon is also being accused of stealing from Bobbi Kristina and withdrawing thousands of dollars from her accounts. The lawsuit seeks at least $10 million in damages.
On July 12, Gordon was served in Florida, but, as instructed by his lawyers, did not open the papers due to a state law forbidding people being served on a Sunday. Gordon’s legal team stated they plan to file a countersuit against the lawyers who served him.
Following Bobbi Kristina’s death, Gordon’s mom issued a statement on his behalf. "The passing of Bobbi Kristina is devastating to Nick and our family," Michelle Gordon told Us. "Nick loved and cared for Krissi deeply, and he has suffered greatly each and every day they've been apart. Nick and our family are in mourning, and we ask that you respect our privacy. Our thoughts and prayers are with both the Houstons and the Browns during this difficult time."
Updates to come.
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