Nick Gordon, recently served with a summons to appear in court regarding allegations of abuse and theft against Bobbi Kristina, is facing hefty charges in his civil case. As details of the upcoming civil court trial emerge, family members are in hopes that criminal charges will follow.
According to the court documents, filed on June 24 at the Fulton County Superior Courthouse by Bobbi Kristina's conservator Bedelia Hargrove, Gordon is facing a $10 million civil lawsuit that alleges he not only physically abused Bobbi Kristina, but also stole more than $11,000 from her bank account while she lay in a medically-induced coma in an Atlanta-area hospital.
The events leading up to her situation, clearly outlined in the civil suit, details shocking news that Bobbi Kristina was set to meet with a friend on the same day she was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Roswell, Georgia townhouse. She planned the meeting with a friend to discuss Gordon and how she realized that he is not the man she originally thought him to be.
The court documents also indicate that prior to being found in her bathtub, Gordon and Bobbi Kristina yelled and screamed at each other, followed by loud banging noises, as witnessed by the couple's next door neighbor, Debra Reis Brooks.
Brooks stated earlier this month that not only did Gordon act suspicious when the police arrived on January 31, but that a loud argument had ensued at around midnight, just hours before Bobbi Kristina was found.
"Nick was so out of control and the police came up to me and said, 'Would you take him in?' because they wanted to bring [Bobbi Kristina] out in a stretcher and didn't want him to see her."The loud noises coming from the couple's townhouse is said to have caused Bobbi Kristina "life-threatening bodily harm and damages," placing her in her current medical condition.
"The loud argument ended and Brown was later found unresponsive and unconscious, face down in a bathtub, with her mouth swollen and another tooth knocked out."Gordon appeared confused after being served a large manila envelope as he walked out of a Longwood, Florida Starbucks, but he certainly already prepared himself for the upcoming civil case. He recently hired high-profile attorney, Jose Baez, well-known for representing Casey Anthony in the infamous 2011 murder trial in which the Florida mom was accused of killing her toddler daughter, Caylee.
A source close to Houston and Brown family indicated earlier this year that the civil suit is not about money. Gordon, who was unemployed while living with Bobbi Kristina, more than likely doesn't have $10 million to pay.
However, the family hopes that a civil lawsuit will provide more evidence to turn over to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office (DA) for criminal charges, since they are unable to file a criminal case on their own.
Criminal charges can still occur, however, even if Gordon wins the civil lawsuit. Experts speculate that authorities are more than likely waiting to see if Bobbi Kristina passes away and for autopsy results. If the autopsy confirms that she obtained brain damage via physical violence, murder charges may follow against Gordon.
Meanwhile, Bobbi Kristina Brown remains at the Peachtree Christian Hospice center in Duluth, Georgia. Security measures at the hospice center remain air-tight as the 22-year-old is kept as comfortable as possible.