After spending nearly six months in a coma, she died in hospice care last July 26 at the age of 22.
On Thursday, Bobbi Kristina’s father, Bobby, testified in the Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta, Georgia, where Judge T. Jackson Bedford determined Nick Gordon must pay $36m, for loss of life.
Brown’s estate had been seeking $40 million from Gordon — Brown’s former boyfriend — in its wrongful death lawsuit against him, which was filed in October 2015.
Brown’s father, singer Bobby Brown, contended his daughter had a major career ahead of her in the entertainment industry before her untimely passing. In a statement after the ruling, he called for action from the district attorney in criminal charges.
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s father Bobby Brown sits in court during a wrongful death case against his daughter’s partner, Nick Gordon, on Thursday.
“I do know that Mr. Gordon will be unable to slander my daughter’s name in the future or obtain any benefits from the use of Krissy’s name,” he said. “Finally, I do need for the District Attorney’s Office to step up and begin the criminal prosecution of Mr. Gordon.
The delay in that matter is of great concern to me and my family. We need for District Attorney Howard to act now.” Gordon was deemed legally responsible for Brown’s death in September after he failed to show up at a court hearing in Fulton County, Ga.
An autopsy report concluded that Kristina’s death was the result of mixed drug intoxication coupled with drowning. Brown’s conservator blamed Gordon for her death, accusing him of drugging her and leaving her for dead in the water. Gordon has maintained his innocence, and a criminal investigation remains ongoing.
LaPrincia Brown, the half-sister of Bobbi Kristina, cries on the witness stand on Thursday.Bobby Brown holds up a picture of his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, during a wrongful death case against her partner, Nick Gordon.Bobbi Kristina’s half-sister LaPrincia Brown, right, is comforted by her step-mother Alicia Etheridge, after taking the witness stand.Her death was similar to the way her mother Whitney Houston (pictured together in 2011) died and drew worldwide headlines.
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