The court-appointed conservator for Bobbi Kristina’s estate has filed a lawsuit against Bobbi Kristina’s long-term boyfriend Nick Gordon, alleging that Gordon committed domestic abuse against Bobbi, and stole an accrued $11,000 from her.
The lawsuit seeks $10 million in damages.
Said conservator Bedelia C. Hargrove:
I filed this lawsuit to pursue justice on behalf of Bobbi Kristina Brown. No human being, male or female, should endure what Bobbi Kristina endured. Pat Houston and Bobby Brown have done all they can to take care of Bobbi Kristina since this terrible tragedy occurred. I have worked closely with both of them and we all want the very best for Bobbi Kristina. This lawsuit represents our collective efforts to get justice for Bobbi Kristina. We pray that justice will be done for her and that it will be swift.
The specifics of the lawsuit would be alarming even if they didn’t concern someone who had just gone into hospice care earlier in the day, as Bobbi Kristina did. According to the documents that Hargrove filed on behalf of her client, Gordon committed “substantial bodily harm” to Bobbi Kristina during the period in which he perpetuated “the fraud that he had married [Bobbi Kristina]” in order to gain access to her inheritance from mother Whitney Houston.
The documents go on to allege that Gordon used his status as Bobbi Kristina’s “husband” to limit her access to and interactions with others. Gordon “often answered Brown’s personal cell phone, would not allow her to make appointments without his approval, and manipulated her bank relationship so that he could access her money.”
Furthermore, Gordon is indirectly accused of causing the bathtub incident that put Bobbi Kristina into a coma. By January of this year, Bobbi Kristina was ready to confront Nick Gordon, and said openly that he “was not the man she thought he was.”
However, on January 31st, a loud confrontation ensued before the two could begin discussing Bobbi Kristina’s concerns–and the result of the confrontation was that “Brown was later found unresponsive and unconscious, face down in a bathtub, with her mouth swollen and another tooth knocked out.”
Debra Reis Brooks, a neighbor of Bobbi Kristina’s in Roswell GA, claimed that she heard a loud, possibly violent argument between Bobbi Kristina and Gordon shortly before Bobbi was found unconscious in her bathtub. At the time that she made them, Brooks’ claims were seemingly dismissed, but they make up a portion of the case against Gordon.
Hargrove was given control of Bobbi Kristina’s estate approximately two months ago, in the same court order that commanded Bobby Brown and Cissy and Pat Houston to work together on all medical decisions regarding the 22-year-old.
(Photo credits: WENN; Nick Gordon via Twitter)