Nick Gordon, the boyfriend of Whiteny Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, is held liable in a civil wrongful death lawsuit. Paul Chapman reports.
Boyfriend held liable over Brown death
Nick Gordon, seen here in file footage, was the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown when she was found face down in a bathtub at her home in January 2015.
She died six months later without regaining consciousness.
In the latest twist Gordon’s been found liable in a wrongful death civil law suit filed by Brown’s estate.
The suit accused Gordon of causing her death by giving her a ‘toxic mixture’ and of stealing from her bank account while she was in a coma.
Gordon denied the allegations but was found liable after failing to show up in court.
A jury will decide how much he should pay in damages unless he successfully appeals against the ruling.
An autopsy found aspiring singer Brown had recently used cocaine and that other drugs and alcohol were in her system when she was found in the bathtub.
Her death bore grim similarities to that of her mother Whitney Houston three years earlier at the age of 48.
She drowned in a bathtub at a Beverly Hills hotel. Authorities said cocaine abuse and heart disease were contributory factors.