Bobby Brown has received a “bit of calmness” after Nick Gordon was deemed legally responsible for the death of his daughter Bobbi Christina Brown, but he now wants him to face criminal charges.
Bobby Brown still hopes Nick Gordon faces criminal charges over the death of Bobbi Christina Brown.
The ‘Two Can Play That Game’ singer has received a “bit of calmness” since his late daughter’s boyfriend was found legally responsible for her passing in July 2015 – six months after she was found unresponsive in her bathtub – after Nick failed to show at two civil wrongful death hearings.
And Bobby hopes the ruling will encourage the Fulton County District Attorney’s office to proceed with criminal charges against Nick.
He told pastor T.D. Jakes in an interview which will air on Wednesday (28.09.16): “I don’t know the specifics of what happened, but as the judge has said, he is legally responsible.
“I know some things that happened to my daughter, but it’s up to the D.A. now to do his job.
“Until then, just knowing that he’s legally responsible for my daughter’s death has given me a bit of calmness to waiting for that D.A..
“There’s a lot of strange things that will come out in the criminal charges against Nick.”
In 2012, Bobby’s ex-wife Whitney Houston died from accidental drowning, with drug use a contributing factor, with her lifeless body discovered in the bath of her hotel suite.
Because of the circumstances of Whitney’s death, Bobby, 47, always knew there was something suspicious about their daughter Bobbi – who had a mixture of marijuana, alcohol, a cocaine-related substance, sedatives, anti-anxiety medications and morphine when she was found unconscious – also being discovered in a bath tub.
He said: “My daughter was afraid of tubs because of what happened to her mom. So I know she wouldn’t have gotten in the tub.
“I mean it’s crazy because the tub wasn’t even full of water. It had a dustpan in it, in the bottom of the tub.”
Following the ruling against Nick, his former lawyer insisted it was “without merit” because the decision was made simply based on Nick’s failure to show at two hearings.
Randy Kessler said: “As I understand it – and I am not representing [Gordon] – he did not have a lawyer for this civil case and because he failed to respond or to appear, the court simply granted Plaintiff’s requests to assess liability.
“To me, that does not establish that he did anything wrong. It is not a decision on the merits.”
Following the decision, a jury will now be tasked with deciding what damages Nick will have to pay to the late star’s estate,
R. David Ware, a lawyer for the conservator of Bobbi Kristina’s estate, said after the hearing: “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. We intend to do that … It’s not a criminal case but it doesn’t have to be. We want to legally establish he was responsible for her injuries the proceeded her death and we’ve done that today.”