Bobby Brown's Lawyer Responds to Bobbi Kristina’s Sealed Autopsy: We Believe Nick Gordon Harmed Her

by ETonline Staff 12:15 PM PDT, September 28, 2015
Playing Bobby Brown's Lawyer Responds to Bobbi Kristina’s Sealed Autopsy: We Believe Nick Gordon Harmed Her

Days after Bobbi Kristina Brown's autopsy findings were sealed by the Fulton County Superior Court, a lawyer for Brown's father, Bobby Brown, has issued a new statement specifically addressing allegations against Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend, Nick Gordon.

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"We are pleased to see that the Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has sought to seal the Medical Examiner's Report relating to Bobbi Kristina Brown and the Superior Court has issued an Order to that effect," said Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC.

"In regards to the civil litigation, we believe we know who harmed Bobbi Kristina Brown and his name is Nick Gordon," Christopher Brown's statement continues. "Mr. Gordon made headlines when he filed his Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit pending in Superior Court that seeks to hold him responsible for 40 Million Dollars in damages. However, the Motion was frivolous and instead of having it heard by the Court, he has chosen to withdraw the Motion, ending that matter so that he could avoid having to give his deposition which was scheduled for the day he withdrew the Motion. Mr. Gordon will now have to give his deposition under oath.

"I am not shocked at the withdrawal, as we must keep in mind that Gordon filed a lawsuit to remove Bobby Brown as Bobbi Kristina's guardian, only to withdraw that lawsuit in DeKalb County Probate Court once he was served with a deposition notice," Christopher Brown adds. "He could have pressed forward with that lawsuit and told us under oath what he believed happened to Bobbi Kristina, but he chose to go in another direction."

The statement also included one quote from Bobby Brown: "I look forward to having the Court hear the evidence in the civil lawsuit and hopefully the criminal action very soon," he said.

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Whether or not Gordon has, in fact, withdrawn his motion to dismiss the civil lawsuit filed against him was not immediately clear. A source close to Gordon's legal team told ET on Monday, "Nick Gordon's team has filed a motion to dismiss based on some allegations in the lawsuit."

On Jan. 31, Brown was found unresponsive in her bathtub and was taken to North Fulton Hospital in Roswell, Georgia, where she was put on a ventilator to assist her breathing. She was later placed in a medically induced coma at Atlanta's Emory University Hospital. Nearly two months later, she was moved to a rehabilitation center, where she remained until June 24, when she was moved to the hospice center.

Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died on July 26 at Peachtree Christian Hospice in Duluth, Georgia. She was 22.

After Brown's death, an amended lawsuit was filed alleging that she died after being given a "toxic cocktail" by Gordon. The original lawsuit filed on June 24 by Brown's court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, claimed that Gordon assaulted Brown and stole thousands of dollars from her.

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The amendment adds a wrongful death accusation, claiming that after a late-night "cocaine and drinking binge," 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."

Earlier this month, Gordon's legal team moved to dismiss the lawsuit. The 25-year-old enlisted a high-powered legal team to aid in his defense, including attorney Jose Baez, who successfully defended Casey Anthony against first-degree murder charges in 2011.

Nick's lawyers previously released a statement to ET regarding the lawsuit filed against their client, claiming it is both "slanderous and meritless."

"Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it's shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly," the statement read. "Nick has engaged civil counsel and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously and expose it for what it is: a fictitious assault against the person who loved Krissy most."

No criminal charges have been filed against Gordon.