Wednesday, July 24, 2019

The Tragic Death of Bobbi Kristina Brown

Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon (2014)
Bobbi Kristina passed away in hospice care on July 26th, 2015 just a few years after her late mother Whitney Houston passed away on February 11th, 2012. The mother and daughter met eerily similar fates—as...
Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon (2014)
Bobbi Kristina passed away in hospice care on July 26th, 2015--just a few years after her late mother Whitney Houston passed away on February 11th, 2012. The mother and daughter met eerily similar fates—as many people know, Whitney was found floating facedown in the bathtub of her Los Angeles hotel room on that fateful February night. It was later revealed that the iconic singer died of heart failure linked to drowning and cocaine use. Almost 3 years later, Bobbi Kristina was also found facedown in the bathtub at the Atlanta home she shared with Nick Gordon on January 31st, 2015. She was rushed to the hospital where she was reportedly stabilized and breathing. Bobbi Kristina was then placed into a medically induced coma.

While Bobbi Kristina remained in the coma over the following months, her family grew increasingly suspicious of Gordon. It was believed that Gordon had been physically abusive to Bobbi Kristina in the past, and many also believed that Gordon was responsible for her being found unconscious in that bathtub. Much like Whitney’s death, there were many rumors that drugs were involved. On June 24th, 2015, Bobbi Kristina’s court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, filed a lawsuit accusing Nick Gordon of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from Bobbi Kristina’s account into his own without authorization. That same day, Bobbi Kristina was moved to a hospice care facility. A little over a month later, she passed away.

In August 2015, Hargrove filed a wrongful death civil suit against Gordon. In September 2016, Gordon was found liable for the wrongful death of Bobbi Kristina Brown. The lawsuit alleged that Gordon 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.” A judge ordered Gordon to pay $36 million to Bobbi Kristina’s estate. No criminal charges were ever filed against Gordon in Bobbi Kristina’s case.

However, beliefs about Gordon’s violent tendencies were confirmed once again in July 2017 when he was arrested for allegedly beating his new girlfriend, Laura Leal. Leal told police that Gordon refused to let her leave when she tried to during an argument, and that he punched her and grabbed her each time she tried. Leal later refused to cooperate with the police, and those charges were dropped. Months later, Gordon was arrested for assault and battery on March 10th, 2018; for yet again beating Leal. The charges were later dropped, as Leal told the judge that she was to blame for the entire ordeal due to her mental illness.

On January 1st, 2020, Nick Gordon was found dead in a hotel room in Maitland, Florida. His death was ruled an accidental heroin overdose.

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