Bobbi Kristina Brown’s conservator Bedelia Hargrove has filed an amended lawsuit alleging that Nick Gordon gave Whitney Houston’s daughter a “toxic cocktail” and then put her face down in a tub of cold water.
The original suit was filed on June 24 in Fulton County Superior Court. It accused Nick Gordon of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from her account into his own without authorization.
Bobbi Kristina Brown died on July 26 months after being found unresponsive in the tub of her Roswell home on January 31. She was 22.
She never regained consciousness and was moved to hospice care in June.
The amended complaint, filed on August 7, adds a wrongful death count. It alleges that around 6AM on January 31, Nick Gordon returned after “being out all-night on a cocaine and drinking binge”. It also says that Nick Gordon watched camera footage of Bobbi Kristina Brown and listened to her conversations.
Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown allegedly began arguing in the kitchen. The dispute moved to the living and then upstairs to the master bedroom. Nick Gordon accused Bobbi Kristina Brown of cheating and called her a number of names, the lawsuit alleges. The argument lasted about 30 minutes and then “everything abruptly became quiet.”
The lawsuit then says that Nick 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, Nick 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.”
About 15 minutes later, a guest at the home went in to check on Bobbi Kristina Brown and found her face down in a tub. A dust pan was at the bottom of the tub, the lawsuit states.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was unresponsive, unconscious with a swollen mouth and a tooth hanging loosely from her mouth.
Nick Gordon allegedly then came into the bathroom, let the water out of the tub and shouted: “Clean up, clean up.”
Others, including Nick Gordon, began efforts to resuscitate Bobbi Kristina Brown and called for medical personnel.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was transported to North Fulton Hospital, where she was revived. She was later placed in a medically-induced coma.
Later, Bobbi Kristina Brown was diagnosed with “global and irreversible brain damage” and the lawsuit says “as a result of [Nick Gordon’s] actions.”
On August 7, Bedelia Hargrove amended the complaint, saying: “I am deeply saddened by the recent death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. 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 amended suit also goes into more details on an incident where Nick Gordon allegedly knocked out a tooth of Bobbi Kristina Brown. According to the lawsuit, days before January 31, several witnesses saw Nick Gordon punch Bobbi Kristina Brown as she sat on a couch. The lawsuit said that the impact was so great that the couch broke, knocking Bobbi Kristina to the floor. Nick Gordon continued to attack Bobbi Kristina on the floor, “hitting her in the face until she was bloody,” the suit said. It goes on to say that Nick Gordon then began kicking her in the side “to the point that she was on the floor screaming and curled up in a fetal position.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s tooth was knocked out in the attack, the lawsuit states.
Nick Gordon then allegedly dragged Bobbi Kristina up the stairs by her hair to the master bedroom, later telling witnesses: “I don’t do this often.”
The lawsuit asks for damages of at least $10 million each for the assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and conversion. It asks for an amount to be determined later for counts of quantum meruit/unjust enrichment and attorneys’ fees.
At this time, no criminal charges have been filed against Nick Gordon.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was buried in New Jersey next to her mother on August 3.