Nick Gordon Ordered To Pay $36 Million To Family Over Bobbi Kristina’s Death
Boyfriend to the late Bobbi Kristina-Brown, Nick Gordon has been found liable in the wrongful death case of his former girlfriend.
As part of the settlement, a judge has ordered him to pay $36 million to the Brown’s estate.
According to a report by TMZ, Brown’s father, Bobby Brown, told the court that she had planned to go into entertainment.
Kristina intended to follow in her father’s as well as late mother’s (Whitney Houston) footsteps also.
Due to her talent and famous parentage, Brown believed his daughter to have extremely high show-business prospects.
Brown, her father, had said on Thursday in court:
“She was an entertainer. If you were around her, all you would do was laugh. She told a lot of jokes.
“She was always the life of the party…and anywhere she went.
“I know she had the talent to be successful.”
He went on to state his belief that Gordon was responsible for Bobbi Kristina’s death.
Judge T. Jackson Bedford, Jr. agreed and awarded Bobbi Kristina’s estate $36 million.
The financial breakdown of the court ruling comprised partially of:
— $1,575,041 for conversion (theft of Brown’s funds), with the maximum charge of $250,000 for punitive damages
—$1,370,877.52 for assault and battery medical damages
—$13 million for pain and suffering, with an additional $4,200,000 because Gordon was found to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs
—$15,056,000 million for loss of life, factoring in future earning potential
Nick Gordon To File For Bankruptcy After Ruling
Meanwhile, Gordon has yet to comment on the ruling.
However, one of his relatives told People that he’s understandably distraught.
Gordon’s relative said:
“Nick isn’t in a good place right now. He doesn’t have any money.
“This is symbolic more than anything because they’re not going to get anything from him.
“You can’t get blood from a stone.”
They go on to state that Gordon will likely file for bankruptcy.
Bobby Brown has released a statement hours after Nick Gordon was found liable in the wrongful death case of Bobbi Kristina Brown.
47-year-old Brown said:
“I am pleased with the outcome of today’s court proceedings.
“I do know that Mr. Gordon will be unable to slander my daughter’s name in the future or obtain any benefits from the use of Krissy’s name.
“Finally, I do need for the District Attorney’s Office to step up and begin the criminal prosecution of Mr. Gordon.
“The delay in that matter is of great concern to me and my family. We need for District Attorney Howard to act now.”