Nick Gordon Accused of Killing Bobbi Kristina in Lawsuit

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Nick Gordon Accused of Killing Bobbi Kristina in Lawsuit

Conservator files "extremely detailed" wrongful death claim.

Published August 8, 2015

Nick Gordon is facing some very serious accusations in a lawsuit brought on by Bobbi Kristina Brown's conservator Bedelia Hargrove. An amendment to the suit originally filed on June 24 for assault, battery and theft now adds wrongful death to the list of claims.

According to the updated documents, Brown allegedly killed his girlfriend with a "toxic cocktail" and then placed her face down in her bathtub, where she was found unconscious on January 31.

Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died on July 26. She never regained consciousness after being hospitalized six months ago and was moved to hospice care in June, when her condition was determined to be beyond treatment.


Hargrove's amended complaint, described as "extremely detailed" by WXIA-TV legal analyst Philip Holloway, alleges that around 6AM on January 31, Gordon returned home after "being out all-night on a cocaine and drinking binge." The suit says that Gordon and Brown began arguing after Gordon accused her of cheating. After 30 minutes, "everything abruptly became quiet."

The lawsuit then says that Gordon "gave Bobbi Kristina a toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious and then put her face down in a tub of cold water causing her to suffer brain damage."

According to the suit, Gordon then came out of the bedroom wearing different clothes than he was wearing in his argument with Bobbi Kristina, got into bed, laid his head on a female guest's ankle and said, "Now I want a pretty little white girl like you."


A guest in their Alpharetta, Georgia condo found Bobbi Kristina in the tub 15 minutes later and Gordon began a show of trying to revive her, saying "Clean up, clean up," according to the suit. Medical personnel were called in after the attempts were unsuccessful.

"I am deeply saddened by the recent death of Bobbi Kristina Brown," Hargrove wrote in her amendment to the suit. "I extend my sincerest condolences to all of her family. Consistent with and to the letter of the civil action I initially filed on behalf of Bobbi Kristina, we will continue to pursue justice for her. I have filed today an amended complaint against Nicholas Gordon adding a count for wrongful death and for pain and suffering. We will leave no stone unturned in seeking justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown."

The lawsuit also includes grisly details of the supposed eyewitness accounts of Gordon beating Brown the night before she was hospitalized. He allegedly punched her several times in the face, kicked her on her side and pulled her up a flight of stairs by her hair.

Though the civil suit seeks upwards of $10 million in damages, so far no criminal charges have been filed against Gordon. Still, Holloway says that it's likely Hargrove is working with prosecutors to build her case. "I would be surprised if there was not some information sharing going on. Victim's families are frequently kept in the loop," he says, adding that, "lawyers are ethically prohibited from alleging things in a lawsuit unless they have support." is your No. 1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music. 

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Written by Evelyn Diaz


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