Nick Gordon has been ordered to pay $36 million for his involvment in the death of Bobbi Kristina. According to USA Today, Gordon was found "legally responsible" for his ex-girlfriend's death in September. After months of dodging his court appearance, Gordon received the ruling on Thursday from a Fulton County judge.
The only daughter of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina died in July 2015 at the age of 22. Six months earlier, she was found unresponsive in a bath tub in her Atlanta home, which she shared with Gordon.
Following her death, Bobbi Kristina's family and her court-appointed conservator for her estate filed a civil suit for $50 million against Gordon, claiming that he gave her a "toxic cocktail." They also accused him of assault, battery, and emotional distress. “In court today, we finally finished a long journey for justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown,” said R. David Ware, the lawyer for the conservator in September. “The court agrees with us, by striking Mr. Gordon’s answer that he is legally responsible for her death. The only thing left to prove is the value of her life."
USA Today reports that the $36 million ruling included: $1.575 million for money taken from the account, including alleged stolen rings, $250,000 in punitive damages, $1.37 million for assault and battery, $13.8 million for pain and suffering as a result of assault, $4.2 million in punitive damages and $15 million for present value of life.
Nick Gordon has not officially responded but he did tweet a sad face emoji this morning.
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