Bobbi Kristina's partner must pay $36m over death
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s partner must pay $ 36m to her family after a judge ruled he was “legally responsible” for her death.
The daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown was found unresponsive in a bath in her Atlanta home in January 2015.
She died after spending six months in a coma.
A civil lawsuit accused Nick Gordon of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from Brown’s account into his own.
It claimed he had given her a “toxic cocktail” before putting her face-down in the water.
“There was an urgent need, in my mind, to get justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown and that’s why I took the case. We intend to pursue, with all vigor, the full collection of the judgment,” attorney David Ware said.
“We hope that in some small way this will allow Krissy’s family to continue their quest for peace.”
The judge ruled in favour of the family after Gordon repeatedly failed to appear in court.
Gordon has never been criminally charged in connection with Brown’s death.
Brown’s death came just three years after her mother died in similar circumstances at the Beverly Hilton Hotel before the 2012 Grammy Awards.
The medical examiner’s office was unable to determine how Brown died, but she had morphine, cocaine alcohol and prescription drugs in her system.
Houston and Bobby Brown were married 15 years before their relationship ended in 2007. Bobbi Kristina was their only child together.
Gordon, an orphan, had been raised by Houston.