Nick Gordon has been found liable for the death of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston's daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown. The 22-year-old tragically passed away in 2015 after she was found unconscious in a bathtub, spending six months in a medically induced coma. A civil suit was filed again her boyfriend of the time, Nick, who was accused of giving Bobbi Kristina a "toxic cocktail" and putting "her face down in a tub of cold water causing her to suffer brain damage," leading to her death.
The court ruled that Nick is liable for Bobbi Kristina's death on Friday after he failed to make an appearance in court for a second time, and will be ordered to pay damages to the Brown estate. Bobbi's father Bobby Brown has opened up about his reaction to the news. In a statement to ET, he said: "I am pleased with the outcome of today's court proceedings.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's daughter Bobbi Kristina died aged 22
"All I ever wanted was answers relating to who and what caused my daughter's death. Today's judgement tells me it was Nick Gordon. Now I need to process all the emotions I have and lean on God to get me and my family through this."
His lawyer, Christopher Brown, said he was "pleased" with the judgement, writing in a statement: "We have said all along that we believed Nick Gordon was responsible for the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. This judgment confirms our belief. Mr. Gordon had every opportunity to appear in court and attempt to clear his name. He declined."
Bobby said he was "pleased" by the court ruling
The R&B singer has previously opened up about his daughter and ex-wife's Whitney Houston's deaths. Speaking on US chat show 20/20, he said: "The same thing that happened to my daughter, it happened to Whitney.
"The hardest thing I had to do in my life was tell my daughter to let go. My baby's gone. I thank God I'm still here."