Nick Gordon has been found responsible for the death of his ex Bobbi Kristina Brown after failing to show up for court on Friday.
A hearing had been scheduled for 9:30am at Atlanta’s Fulton County Superior Court to hear motions pertaining to the wrongful death suit filed last August by the estate of Bobbi Kristina against Gordon and for a judgment to be entered in the case.
Gordon, who had elected to represent himself in the trial, was not in attendance however, leading the judge to declare that all allegations made by Bobbi Kristina’s estate in the case would be admitted through omission.
A jury will now hear the case and decide on the damages owed by Gordon to the estate, who had been seeking $50million in their lawsuit.
Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, passed away at the age of 22 on July 26, 2015.
She spent the final six months of her life in a medically induced coma after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home.
The news that Gordon had failed to appear for court was first reported by 11 Alive . No criminal charges have been filed against Gordon at this time.
R. David Ware, a lawyer for Brown’s conservator, said outside of court:
‘In court today, we finally finished a long journey for justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown,’
‘He is legally responsible for her death, and the only thing left for us to prove is the value of her life,’ R. David Ware, the lawyer for Bobbi Kristina’s estate, said outside the courthouse Friday morning.
‘And we intend to do that.’
Meanwhile, Judge T. Jackson Bedford, who was presiding over the case, said of Gordon on Friday: ‘I do not like people thumbing their nose at the court.’