Nick Gordon has been ordered by a Georgia judge to pay $36 million in Bobbi Kristina Brown’s wrongful death case, her estate’s lawyers have said.
Whitney Houston’s daughter was found unresponsive in a bath in her Atlanta home in 2015.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family accused Nick Gordon of plying her with a “toxic mixture” before putting her face down in the water.
Nick Gordon has not been criminally charged in connection with her death.
However, he was found liable in September following a default judgment in a civil case because he failed to appear in court.
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Nick Gordon did not appear at the civil hearing, nor did he appoint a lawyer, but his legal representatives have previously described the allegations as baseless.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was in a coma for six months before dying in a hospice aged 22 in July 2015 as a result of immersion in water and drug intoxication, according to medical records.
A post-mortem report was unable to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes.
Bobbi Kristina Brown died in similar circumstances to her mother, who also died in a bathtub in 2012 with heart disease and cocaine use listed as contributing factors.
Her estate had been seeking at least $40 million from Nick Gordon in its wrongful death lawsuit against him, which was filed in October 2015.
Nick Gordon was accused of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from Bobbi Kristina Brown’s account into his own without authorization.
In a statement after November 17 court order one of the lawyers acting for her family said: “Bobbi suffered such horrific pain and degradation at the hands of Nick Gordon.”
“[He was] the man she loved and trusted. No one should suffer the way she did and the judge sent a strong message in the award of punitive damages that this despicable behaviour is inexcusable and will not be tolerated,” Glenda Hatchett was quoted by Atlanta Alive as saying.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s father contended his daughter had a major career ahead of her in the entertainment industry before her untimely death.
Bobby Brown said in a statement after yesterday’s ruling that he was pleased with the judgment and called on prosecutors to file criminal charges.
“I do know 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,” NBC News quoted Bobby Brown as saying.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
Whitney Houston took in Nick Gordon at the age of 12. He lived with the family for years before he and Bobbi Kristina Brown began a romantic relationship.
Nick Gordon has lost a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown.
A Georgia judge upheld the plaintiff’s case against Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend as he repeatedly failed to meet court deadlines.
The lawsuit alleged that Nick Gordon physically abused Whitney Houston’s daughter and took money from her estate without her permission.
Bobbi Kristina Brown died on July 26, 2015, at the age of 22, several months after being found unresponsive in a bath at her suburban Atlanta home.
David Ware, a lawyer for the Brown estate conservator, said outside court: “The court agrees with us, by striking Mr. Gordon’s answer that he is legally responsible for her death.”
No lawyer was listed for Nick Gordon in online court records.
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Two attorneys who are defending Nick Gordon against any criminal allegations said they were not involved in the case.
Nick Gordon has missed court appearances twice, which meant Brown’s conservator won by default, according to Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford.
No criminal charges have been filed against Nick Gordon.
A jury trial will be set to determine how much Nick Gordon will be required to pay in damages, the judge’s order stated.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
She died at a hospice in July 2015, six months after she was found unresponsive in a bath.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death was a result of immersion in water and drug intoxication, according to medical records.
An autopsy showed Bobbi Kristina Brown had morphine, marijuana, alcohol and prescription drugs in her body at the time of her death, but the cause of death was “undetermined.”
The lawsuit, which was filed in 2015, sought $50 million in damages.
The conservator of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate first filed a $10 million lawsuit after Whitney Houston’s daughter was moved to a hospice, alleging that Nick Gordon fraudulently claimed to be Brown’s husband in order to access her multimillion-dollar inheritance.
The lawsuit was later amended to include an allegation of wrongful death, seeking additional damages.
Whitney Houston took in Nick Gordon at age 12, according to the reality TV series, The Houstons: On Our Own.
Nick Gordon lived with the family for years before he and Bobbi Kristina Brown began a romantic relationship.
Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bath in Los Angeles in 2012.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was the sole heir to Whitney Houston’s estate.
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.
Mourners have gathered to Saint James Methodist Church in Alpharetta, Georgia, to attend the private funeral of Bobbi Kristina Brown.
The only child of the late singer Whitney Houston died in a hospice on July 26, six months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, is expected to be buried beside Whitney Houston at a cemetery in New Jersey.
Whitney Houston drowned in a bathtub at a Los Angeles hotel in February 2012 on the eve of the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral service at St James United Methodist Church is closed to the public.
Her father,Bobby Brown, and grandmother Cissy Houston, were seen arriving at the funeral.
Also seen arriving were cousin Jerod Brown, Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed and R&B singer Monica.
An initial autopsy found no obvious underlying cause for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death.
She was discovered face down in a bath at the Atlanta home she shared with her partner Nick Gordon in January 31.
Frosty relations between Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown’s relatives came to a head in June, when her court-appointed representative sued him, accusing him of misrepresenting his relationship with her.
Nick Gordon was alleged to have transferred $11,000 of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funds into an account controlled solely by him while she was in hospital but was never charged.
Bobbi Kristina Brown has died on Sunday, July 26, a family representative has announced.
The daughter of late singer Whitney Houston was 22.
Kristen Foster said Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away surrounded by her family and was “finally at peace in the arms of God”.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31 and placed in a medically induced coma. She never regained consciousness.
She was moved to a hospice in the city of Duluth, Georgia, a month ago after her condition deteriorated.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was the only daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
Whitney Houston was found dead in a hotel bath in Los Angeles in 2012.
“Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away July 26 2015, surrounded by her family,” Kristen Foster said.
“She is finally at peace in the arms of God. We want to again thank everyone for their tremendous amount of love and support during these last few months.”
In January, police said Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down in a bathtub in the suburban Atlanta home she shared with Nick Gordon, the man she called her husband. A police report described the incident as a “drowning”.
Nick Gordon said at the time she did not appear to be breathing and lacked a pulse before emergency services arrived.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was placed in a medically-induced coma and has been breathing with the aid of a ventilator.
Nick Gordon has been accused of assaulting his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown and stealing her money, on the same day her family announced she was being moved into hospice care.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only child of Whitney Houston, was discovered face down in a bath at her Atlanta home on January31. She has never regained consciousness.
Nick Gordon has now been accused of causing her “substantial bodily harm” in a $10 million civil case.
The legal action was filed by Bobbi Kristina Brown’s court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove.
Bedelia Hargrove told People magazine in a statement: “I filed this lawsuit to pursue justice on behalf of Bobbi Kristina Brown. No human being, male or female, should endure what Bobbi Kristina endured.”
The legal case accuses Nick Gordon of assault, battery, infliction of emotional distress and maintaining “the fraud that he had married Brown” after she inherited a substantial amount of money.
It claims that Bobbi Kristina Brown, 22, confided to an unnamed person that Nick Gordon “was not the man she thought he was” and made plans to meet them on January 31 to talk about it.
Court papers claim Whitney Houston’s daughter never made it to the meeting and “became embroiled in a loud argument” with Nick Gordon, which ended with her “face down in a bathtub, with her mouth swollen and another tooth knocked out”.
“Even after Brown’s hospitalization, and while she was in a coma, [Nick Gordon] accessed Brown’s bank account and stole in excess of $11,000,” the documents say.
Nick Gordon has yet to comment on the accusations. On June 24, he posted a message about Bobbi Kristina Brown on his Twitter, which read: “We keep praying, she has fought hard this long don’t give up hope.”
He was partly brought up by Whitney Houston, and the couple’s relationship became public after the singer died in 2012.
Police were called to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s home in suburban Atlanta on January 31, in response to a “drowning”.
Despite months of treatment in two Atlanta hospitals and a rehab facility, including being placed in an induced coma, she has never regained consciousness.
A police investigation has been launched, but no findings or charges have been announced.
A statement released by Bobbi Kristina Brown’s aunt Pat Houston on behalf of the family said that “despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate, as of today, she has been moved into hospice care”.
“We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”
The case holds similarities to Whitney Houston’s death in a hotel bath in February 2012.
According to autopsy results, Whitney Houston died of accidental drowning due to the effects of cocaine use and heart disease.
Whitney Houston left everything in her will to Bobbi Kristina.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is also the daughter of singer Bobby Brown. Her parents divorced when she was 14.
Nick Gordon has entered rehab after revealing his suicidal thoughts during an interview with Dr. Phil.
Dr. Phil McGraw sat down with Nick Gordon for an emergency intervention that will air on Wednesday, March 11, on Dr. Phil, to talk him through his various issues, including drug and alcohol abuse and panic attacks he has been experiencing in the wake of girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown’s hospitalization.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, who turned 22 on March 4, remains in a coma after she was discovered unresponsive in the bathtub at her Atlanta home on January 31.
According to E! News, Nick Gordon’s mother, Michelle, was the one who wanted the meeting with Dr. Phil, fearing that her son was suicidal.
“I’m so hurt I wanna do myself in, I know I have to strong,” Nick tweeted on March 3.
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“As we sit here right now, my son’s life hangs in the balance,” Michelle Gordon told Dr. Phil, Nick by her side, in a snippet of the interview released by the show.
“When Whitney was found, he administered CPR to her and called me as he was standing in front of her saying, <<Mom, why couldn’t I do it? I couldn’t get air into her lungs>>.”
“He won’t let go of the guilt,” Michelle Gordon says.
“My heart is full of angry after the Browns have shut me out,” Nick Gordon tweeted on February 25, referring to his repeated claims that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family has barred him from visiting his girlfriend in the hospital and he has been doing everything he could to see her.
“They don’t even know her. Sabotage.”
Bobby Brown’s camp, meanwhile, has said that Nick Gordon “declined” the chance to visit under conditions put forth by the family.
“Happy Birthday baby I wish I was there with you to hold you and be by your side,” Nick Gordon tweeted on March 4.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s aunt Leolah Brown claims Nick Gordon is “under investigation for [Bobbi Kristina] attempted murder” in a new open letter criticizing Dr. Phil, who just taped a sit-down with Gordon and his mother.
Leolah Brown posted the message to Dr. Phil on Facebook on March 7.
However, Nick Gordon has not been charged with any crime at this point, nor have officials even laid out the specifics of the investigation into the circumstances leading to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s medical crisis.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, who just turned 22 years old this week, was found face down and unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31. She’s been in a coma ever since.
This past week, Nick Gordon sat down with Dr. Phil for what became an unofficial intervention, during which he expressed suicidal thoughts and after which he reportedly entered rehab for drug abuse.
Leolah Brown wrote to Dr. Phil on Facebook:
With all due respect, Nick Gordon is under investigation for the attempted murder of my niece Bobby Kristina Brown. We have strong evidence of foul play. Until this investigation is completed by law enforcement, I would ask that you or anyone else not provide this individual a platform to spin this situation to his benefit.
If Nick Gordon does not have the courage to speak with my brother Bobby Brown and/or law enforcement about what happened the day my niece’s body was found in a bathtub, he does not deserve to have a platform to speak to anyone of your caliber until this investigation is concluded.
There has been tension between Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family for weeks regarding Gordon’s access to Whitney Houston’s daughter and his cooperation in the investigation.
Nick Gordon has expressed his anger on Twitter after not being allowed by Bobby Brown to visit Bobbi Kristina Brown’s bedside.
“My heart is full of angry after the Browns have shut me out,” Nick Gordon tweeted on February 25.
“They don’t even know her. Sabotage.”
He added: “I miss her so much. I seem so weak right now. You all have been so supportive! Thank you for everything.”
Bobby Brown’s attorney recently said “there is no reason for any additional discussion with” Nick Gordon.
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While he continues to clash with the Brown family, Nick Gordon also filed a temporary restraining order on February 23 against the Roswell Police Department.
According to documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Nick Gordon hoped to prevent authorities from carrying out a search warrant for footage captured on a Nest Labs web-based security camera.
On February 25, however, Nick Gordon had a change of heart.
“Mr. Gordon has since elected to dismiss the claim in an effort to help Roswell PD speed up their investigation,” his lawyer said in a statement to E! News.
“There will be no further comment.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, has been in a medically induced coma for almost a month.
Whitney Houston’s daughter was first hospitalized on January 31 after being found face down and unconscious in a bathtub at her Georgia home.
Nick Gordon changed his Twitter profile picture to an image of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s name tattooed on his forearm.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s partner also tweeted: “Thank you for all your prayers. She is a strong person and will pull through this. Continue to pray for her.”
The tribute isn’t a surprise, considering Nick Gordon already has a picture of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s late mother, Whitney Houston, inked on his other arm.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family has reportedly banned Nick from her bedside at Atlanta’s Emory University Hospital, where she is in a medically induced coma following a near-drowning incident on January 31.
Police is now looking into the possibility of an altercation between Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown more than an hour before she was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Roswell home, TMZ reported.
Bobbi Kristina Brown will remain on life support throughout this week following a near-drowning incident at her home on January 31.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s 21-year-old was placed in a medically-induced coma upon admission to the hospital after she was found unresponsive and face-down in her bathtub.
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Bobbi Kristina Brown has been fighting for her life, surrounded by her father, grandmother Cissy Houston and close family members ever since.
Amid new reports suggesting Bobbi Kristina is close to death, her dad’s lawyer, Christopher Brown, told People.com that her condition isn’t quite as bleak, insisting rumors the family is planning to take her off life support are “false”.
Meanwhile, officials at the Roswell Police Department in Georgia have confirmed the case involving Bobbi Kristina Brown’s bathtub incident is a criminal investigation.
According to police records, Bobbi Kristina Brown was involved in a car crash that injured two people days before she was hospitalized, the AP reported.
Police in Roswell, Georgia, say Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was driving a Jeep Liberty on January 27 when she lost control, crossed into oncoming traffic and collided with another vehicle. A passenger in the Jeep and the other car’s driver were taken to the hospital.
Four days later, on January 31, Bobbi Kristina Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub, and her family said she’s been “fighting for her life”.
Records also show that Nick Gordon called police in July 2013 saying Bobbi Kristina Brown had fallen and was unresponsive. The officer wrote that Whitney Houston’s daughter was disoriented and went to the hospital.
Bobby Brown’s sister, Leolah Brown, has said she believes Bobbi Kristina’s boyfriend Nick Gordon will be charged with crime for her niece’s condition.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s aunt told Fox 5 Atlanta that she thinks Nick Gordon will “110 percent” be charged for a crime when the investigation into the mysterious circumstances surrounding Bobbi Kristina’s condition is completed.
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“I’m not going to make a comment about that, but I believe Nick Gordon will be charged with this,” Leolah Brown said during a 16-minute interview.
“I hope that he will be charged with this, as well. Soon. I really do.”
Nick Gordon and a friend found Bobbi Kristina Brown face down in a bathtub filled with water in her Atlanta-area home on January 31 and rushed her to the hospital, where she has been on life support ever since.
Authorities are investigating Nick Gordon’s possible involvement, as well as injuries found around Bobbi Kristina Brown’s face and mouth.
Nick Gordon is under investigation as authorities try to pinpoint how Bobbi Kristina Brown ended up facedown in her bathtub on January 31.
Meanwhile it was reported that Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, has unexplained injuries.
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown’s daughter was found unresponsive at her Atlanta, Georgia, home by Nick Gordon and the couple’s friend Max Lomas.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was placed in a medically induced coma and was moved from North Fulton Hospital to Emory University Hospital on February 3.
As many family members have been filing in and out of the hospital over the last couple of days, including dad Bobby Brown and grandmother Cissy Houston, Nick Gordon has not returned to visit Bobbi Kristina in days.
Following Bobbi Kristina Brown’s hospitalization, it was also revealed via Bobby Brown’s lawyer that Whitney Houston’s daughter and Nick Gordon are not married despite announcing their supposed nuptials in January 2014.
According to new reports, Nick Gordon only visited Bobbi Kristina Brown once, when she was initially admitted to North Fulton Hospital.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, has since moved to another Atlanta-area hospital for better neurological care.
“Nick hasn’t been to visit Bobbi since she moved to this hospital,” a source told Us Weekly.
“I think he’s banned from seeing her. Nick spent the entire first day with her, but hasn’t been back to see her.”
The fact of the matter is Nick Gordon is actually banned from having contact with much of the Houston family after Whitney Houston’s sister Marion Houston was granted a protective order against him last year.
Nick Gordon is not allowed to be within 200 yards of Marion Houston or her “immediate family,” which applies to seeing Bobbi Kristina Brown in the hospital since Marion is there.
His absence comes as multiple reports reveal that he and Bobbi Kristina Brown were actually never married, despite pubic and social media claims by both of them that they were.
Nick Gordon reportedly gave Bobbi Kristina Brown CPR after she was found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31.
On February 5, Cissy Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s grandmother and Whitney’s mother, arrived in Georgia to be with the family.
Though doctors have reportedly told Bobby Brown to take Bobbi Kristina off of life support, Bobby is apparently steadfast in his belief that a miracle will happen and that his daughter will pull out of it. Bobby Brown told a reporter on February 5 that the family was praying heavily.
Roswell Police Department has launched an investigation after finding drugs at Bobbi Kristina Brown’s home.
Police is said to have discovered the narcotics shortly after Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21, was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta home on January 31, family sources have told TMZ.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is currently “fighting for her life” in Emory University Hospital.
Her husband Nick Gordon and her ex-boyfriend Max Lomas were the first to arrive at the scene. According to Fulton County Jail records, Maxwell Lomas, 24, was arrested early last year on suspicion of drug dealing and was charged with possession and intent to distribute cannabis as well as possession of Alprazolam.
Max Lomas was also charged with possessing a firearm or knife while attempting to commit a crime.
While the police department originally reported they had found no traces of drugs in Bobbi Kristina Brown’s home, they have since revealed they believe she may have been under the influence when she was discovered in the bathroom.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is thought to have spent minutes underwater, has been placed in a medically-induced coma after being found with “no heartbeat”.
Whitney Houston’s daughter is said to have “opened and closed” her eyes a few times on February 2.
A source close to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family said she remains on life support in the intensive care unit and doctors have warned that they won’t be able to tell if she has suffered brain damage until the sedatives can be reduced.
According to new reports, Bobbi Kristina Brown might have been submerged for 15 minutes before being discovered in her bathtub.
Whitney Houston’s daughter is currently fighting for her life in an Atlanta hospital, but Roswell police continue to investigate the happenings that took place last Saturday morning that resulted in Bobbi Kristina Brown’s nearly drowning in her bathtub.
The E! News reported that while police aren’t considering this a criminal investigation just yet, they are actively looking into multiple people that might have been connected to Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Whitney Houston’s daughter received a visit on Saturday morning from a Comcast Xfinity cable technician, which prompted Max Lomas and Nick Gordon to go looking for her.
Max Lomas apparently didn’t rush to the bathroom out of fear something was wrong with his friend’s girlfriend, but instead sought her out to get help for the cable guy. He entered when she didn’t respond to his knocks and calls.
“When Max found her he called for Nick,” a source told E! News.
Nick Gordon then proceeded to perform CPR on Bobbi Kristina Brown, 21. The source estimates that it could have been close to half-an-hour before any significant oxygen flow was returned into Bobbi Kristina Brown’s respiratory system when the paramedic arrived.
Max Lomas has told police that he doesn’t recall whether or not the bathroom door was locked at the time. But according to the source, investigators continue to press him on this because initially he had told them that the door was locked. Because he wasn’t sure if it was hard to open or actually locked, he allegedly changed his story to say he didn’t remember.
Investigators have interviewed both Maxwell Lomas and Nick Gordon multiple times and have been cooperating with authorities. The investigation has been “thorough and professional.” Police haven’t indicated any reason to believe foul play is involved.
Max Lomas and Nick Gordon partied together at an Atlanta nightclub the night before, but Bobbi Kristina Brown didn’t go with them, the source says. She was home when they returned around 6 a.m. Saturday morning. But police have been trying not only to piece together what happened after they came back but also what Bobbi Kristina Brown was doing and with whom in the hours prior.
Police have left open the possibility that someone was with her at home, and the source says it could have been Max Lomas’ girlfriend. The source also adds that police are skeptical to believe that only the cable guy, Max Lomas and Nick Gordon were in the house that morning, which is why they have been asking nearby employees whether or not they saw anyone hop Bobbi Kristina Brown’s fence.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was born in 1993 during Whitney Houston’s marriage to Bobby Brown, which ended in divorce in 2007.
Whitney Houston’s daughter became a public figure during the mid-2000s reality show Being Bobby Brown, in which she frequently appeared alongside her parents and often had a front-row seat to their marital fireworks.
Bobbi Kristina Brown and her mother performed together on national TV in 2009, when the two sang My Love Is Your Love in Central Park on ABC’s Good Morning America.
Given their close relationship, it’s no surprise that Whitney Houston’s death was a major blow for Bobbi Kristina.
Days after her mother’s body was found, a grieving Bobbi Kristina – then 18 – was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center because she was “overwhelmed”, family friend Kim Burrell said.
After Whitney Houston’s death, Bobbi Kristina Brown talked of pursuing a career in acting and music, just like her mother.
In 2012, she reportedly lobbied for a role in a planned biopic of her mother’s life. Lifetime’s Whitney, directed by actress Angela Bassett, debuted in January 2015, but the Houston family was not involved.
Bobbi Kristina Brown did make her acting debut in 2012 on Tyler Perry’s show For Better or Worse. Her performance in the small role won praise from Tyler Perry.
Even before her mother’s death, videos of Bobbi Kristina Brown singing surfaced on YouTube and were quickly criticized by fans who felt her talent did not live up to Whitney Houston’s.
Bobbi Kristina Brown appeared on episodes of Lifetime’s brief reality show The Houstons: On Our Own, which followed her life after Whitney Houston’s death.
One of the show’s story lines revolved around Bobbi Kristina Brown’s relationship with Nick Gordon, who had lived with Whitney Houston and her daughter since he was 12 years old.
Bobbi Kristina Brown reportedly got engaged to Nick Gordon, and in January 2014, she tweeted out a picture of wedding rings along with the words: “#HappilyMarried• SO#Inlove.”
However, Bobby Brown attorney Christopher Brown said Bobbi Kristina Brown was never married to Nick Gordon.