ABC News reported on Thursday that Nick Gordon has been sued for $10 million for alleged domestic abuse toward Bobbi Kristina Brown. Gordon, her partner, was served with the civil lawsuit on the same day that Bobbi Kristina went into hospice care with irreversible brain damage. Gordon has been accused of causing bodily harm and stealing money from his girlfriend.
Bedelia Hargrove, the conservator for Bobbi Kristina, filed the civil suit for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate in the Georgia Superior Court in Fulton County against Gordon. The paperwork indicates that Gordon fraudulently called himself her husband in 2014, stole funds from her and transferred them into his own account, and threatened her trustees. The suit claims after Brown was hospitalized and still in a coma, Gordon stole more than $11,000 from Brown.
The $10 million is for punitive damages for multiple counts of domestic violence on Brown, including punching her in the face, knocking out a front tooth, and dragging her upstairs by her hair. The lawsuit also claims Brown and Gordon got into a loud argument just before she was found unresponsive in her Georgia home on Jan. 31. The document claims that when Brown was found, her mouth was swollen, and another tooth was knocked out. When Gordon appeared on the “Dr. Phil” show last March, he denied harming his 22-year-old girlfriend.
USA Today reports that the Roswell Police Department has turned over its investigative files to Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. to review the case with greater interest in light of new circumstances regarding Bobbi Kristina’s health. The district attorney’s office wants to determine if Gordon did anything that caused Brown to be comatose for five months.
“In view of the new circumstances regarding the health status of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we will be reviewing the case with greater interest. An announcement regarding a charging decision, if any, will be made at the appropriate time.”
It is apparent that Gordon doesn’t have $10 million to give to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate. Dan Abrams, the chief legal affairs anchor for ABC News, explained that the lawsuit blocks Gordon from earning any money from Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tragedy. For instance, he can never earn money from book deals, movie deals, interviews, or anything else associated with the case. Abrams also indicated that if Bobbi Kristina dies, and it is proven that it was because of domestic abuse, there might be a murder charge against Nick Gordon.