The late Bobbi Kristina Brown’s court-appointed conservator lists new allegations against the late singer’s companion, Nick Gordon, in court documents.
“Plaintiff contends that Ms. Brown died due to a violent altercation with the defendant after which he placed her in a bathtub, unconscious, after he injected her with a toxic mixture,” the newly filed court documents claim.
Previously filed court documents had claimed Nick “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.”
Then as now there are no police reports, toxicology reports, photos, affidavits, indictments or witness statements backing up the claims. The new filing includes numerous media reports listed as exhibits.
“The recent lawsuit against Nick is slanderous and meritless,” Nick’s legal team said in a statement in August. “Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it’s shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly. Nick has engaged civil counsel and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously and expose it for what it is: a fictitious assault against the person who loved Krissy most.”
The AJC has requested comment from Nick’s representatives in light of the latest batch of documents.
The conservator initially filed suit against Nick in June, while Bobbi Kristina remained hospitalized. The suit was amended after Bobbi Kristina died, detailing a slew of new claims.
Nick’s legal team responded seeking a dismissal on numerous grounds – namely that the suit against him lists damning allegations but no police reports, affidavits or other backing evidence.
Bobbi Kristina died at age 22 on July 26, following months of hospitalization. An initial autopsy showed no obvious cause of death. A more recently completed final autopsy is sealed by court order.
The most recent court documents lambaste Nick for discussing the case in the media.
“Incredibly, the Defendant went on the internationally televised ‘Dr. Phil’ show and openly discussed this case before millions of viewers but now seeks court intervention to avoid answering discovery in this case…The Defendant and his counsel have made this matter public in numerous ways. It strains credulity to believe that (Nick) thinks the public interest is somehow prurient when he went on international television to discuss this case.”
The newly filed documents also scold Nick for “pandering” to the press and suggests he may be shopping for a book deal.
“The Defendant’s reference to ‘lynching’ as he complains about the public comments others have made about him is insensitive and inflammatory. Unless he is totally unfamiliar with the history of lynching in America, the Defendant should use some other metaphor when describing the effects he claims comments made about his potential involvement in this case have had on him…The reference to lynching is yet another example of the Defendant’s pandering to the press in the hopes that he and his counsel will be widely quoted so that his popularity will rise when he seeks to secure the inevitable book deal – which he may already have. The use of this kind of rhetoric is not only offensive but sanctionable.”