On Friday,September 19th, an Atlanta judge ruled that the Estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown can hold Nick Gordon civilly responsible for her death. Nick Gordon apparently parted ways with his former attorney and was expected to show up to court today representing himself. Instead, he just simply did not show up at all.
The Brown family and representatives for Bobbi Kristina’s estate as well as Bobby Brown’s lawyer spoke to cameras outside of the courtroom venting their outrage at Nick Gordon’s failure to appear. Many believe that the objective of this case was to force testimony from Gordon that could be used against him in a criminal case should he be charged in her death by the Alpharetta Police Department. Gordon had previously attempted to avoid depositions citing his constitutional right not to implicate himself in a criminal case. The judge at that time denied his plea citing that no criminal charges were pending against him.
A jury will now be empaneled to deliberate over the amount of financial damages the estate will be awarded. The estate is asking for $50 million in damages. Considering Nick doesn’t have $50 that decision will be essentially meaningless.
Now that the civil case is over, and it seems unlikely that Gordon will show up for the jury trial to determine damages, the Alpharetta police will have to determine if they have sufficient evidence to charge him with a crime related to Bobbi Kristina’s death.
See the full report in the 11Alive video below.
UPDATED 11/17 Judge awards MILLIONS in damages to Bobbi Kristina Wrongful Death case.