After an amended civil lawsuit against Nick Gordon on Friday included numerous additional accusations, Gordon's attorney issued a statement today, calling the new allegations "slanderous."
USA Today reports that Josie Crews, a representative for Jose Baez, Gordon's attorney, issued a statement from the lawyer, indicating that the new allegations in the amended lawsuit are untrue.
"The recent lawsuit against Nick is slanderous and meritless. Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it's shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly. Nick has engaged civil counsel and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously and expose it for what it is: a fictitious assault against the person who loved Krissy most."Philip Holloway, a legal analyst for WXIA-TV, however, states that unless attorneys have valid proof, they are not allowed to make these types of allegations.
"Lawyers are ethically prohibited from alleging things in a lawsuit unless they have support. This lawsuit accuses him of murder."Holloway also stated that it's not unusual for a civil lawsuit to be amended, as accusing someone of wrongful death is an independent action.
"Technically, a wrongful death lawsuit and any possible criminal charges are independent actions."Additionally, Holloway indicated that Gordon has no choice but to answer to the civil lawsuit, and that the new details provided may be a move by Bobbi Kristina's conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, to provide enough evidence to the Fulton County District Attorney's office for criminal charges.
"I would be surprised if there was not some information sharing going on. Victim's families are frequently kept in the loop."The amended civil lawsuit, filed at the Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, provides more in-depth information regarding the days before and on January 31, the day Bobbi Kristina was found comatose in a bathtub in her Roswell, Georgia, home.
According to the official amended lawsuit, "Only days before January 31, witnesses were present for an altercation in which the Defendant lunged onto Bobbi Kristina while she sat on the living room couch, hitting her so hard in the face that the couch broke, knocking her to the floor, and continued to beat her in the face until she was bloody. Afterwards, he began kicking Bobbi Kristina in the side to the point that she was on the floor screaming, curled up in the fetal position."
According to witnesses, Gordon then demanded that Bobbi Kristina go upstairs. When she was in too much pain to walk, he began dragging her up the stairs by her hair. When he returned to his guests, he told them, "I don't do this often."
On the morning of January 31, Gordon allegedly viewed footage of the surveillance video in the couple's townhouse, which depicted Bobbi Kristina talking with another man. Gordon reportedly flew into a rage and started a fight with Bobbi Kristina, which ended with him making her a cocktail drink so strong that it knocked her out.
Gordon then allegedly placed Bobbi Kristina into a bath full of cold water, walked away, and flirted with a female guest, insinuating that he now wants a "pretty little white girl."
After battling brain damage and other injuries for more than six months, Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away on July 26 at the Peachtree Christian Hospice center in Duluth, Georgia.