Nick Gordon has been found “legally responsible” for the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown.
The 22-year-old aspiring actress – who was the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston – tragically passed away in 2015, six months after being found unresponsive in her bathtub.
A judge has now ruled that her former fiancé is legally responsible after he failed to show at two civil wrongful death hearings.
Speaking outside of court, R. David Ware, a lawyer for the conservator of Bobbi Kristina’s estate, said: “In court today, we finally finished a long journey for justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown. 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.”
He continued: “We want to legally establish he was responsible for her injuries the proceeded her death and we’ve done that today.”
Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford said because Gordon had failed to appear, he did not challenge the allegations made against him by Brown’s estate, Atlanta’s 11Alive reported.
A jury will now decide what amount of damages Gordon will pay the conservator. The Brown estate had filed a lawsuit for $50 million in damages.