Singer Bobby Brown added his name to the $10 million wrongful death lawsuit against Nick Gordon, the former boyfriend of his late daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown.
People reports that Fulton County, Georgia, court documents revealed that Brown, 47, added his name to the lawsuit on May 4, just days after Gordon appeared on the Dr. Phil show in late April. Gordon’s appearance on the popular talk show prompted conservator Bedelia Hargrove to file a “renewed motion for monetary sanctions” against him, detailing how the defendant ignored a court mandate. According to the motion,
“The defendant ignores this Court’s mandates but freely discusses his role in the incident which led to the horrific injuries to Decedent Bobbi Kristina Brown on public television and fully and freely discusses the version of the facts and circumstances which gave rise to this litigation.”
When previously asked about what happened to Bobbi Kristina, Gordon said talking about the case would incriminate him while a lawsuit is pending against him. Yet he allegedly received a large amount of money for appearing on the Dr. Phil show, where he detailed the entire night of what led up to Bobbi Kristina’s death. According to the motion, Gordon “ignored this lawsuit and its consequences.”
While Bobbi Kristina was fighting for her life in an Atlanta hospital last year, Brown’s attorney asked Gordon to give a written account of what exactly happened on January 31, 2015, when she was found face down and comatose in her own bathtub. Gordon refused to answer Brown’s attorney, but repeatedly begged to see Bobbi Kristina in the hospital. The renewed motion indicates the irony in that Gordon didn’t answer previously because he didn’t want to implicate himself, yet told intimate details about Bobbi Kristina to millions of viewers.
During his April 28 and 29 appearance on the Dr. Phil show, Gordon not only detailed arguments he had with Bobbi Kristina the night before she was found unconscious, but he also revealed details about the late superstar singer Whitney Houston, whom he referred to as “Nippy.” After he recalled what happened the night of Houston’s death in 2012, Gordon spoke freely about her troubled marriage with Brown. In fact, Gordon seemed intent on passing the blame over to Brown in regard to Bobbi Kristina’s problems as well.
“[Bobby] hurt his own daughter, not me. I was the one there for her while she was dealing with him not being there. He’s not a reasonable person so I’m not planning on talking to him and I really don’t want to.”
Gordon also insinuated that Brown wasn’t around for Houston or his daughter during the last year of their lives. In fact, Gordon said it was him that provided them with love and happiness.
“Regardless of what everybody thinks, I made Krissy and Whitney’s last few years on earth as happy as they would be. I gave them somebody to trust, to talk to, to be there, someone genuine.”
Gordon is reportedly upset over the renewed motion, claiming he doesn’t have the funds to defend himself. He’s also allegedly without counsel at the time, according to a friend.
According to the original complaint, filed last year, “Ms. Brown died due to a violent altercation with Defendant (Gordon) after which he placed her in a bathtub, unconscious, after he injected her with a toxic mixture.” The lawsuit also accuses Gordon of stealing more than $10,000 from Bobbi Kristina while she lay comatose in a hospital.
Bobby Brown couldn’t be reached for comment.
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