Dr. Phil on Nick Gordon: 'Give him a Chance to Tell His Side of the Story'
By Rosalyn Oshmyansky
As Bobbi Kristina Brown's family gathers by her side at a hospice center in Georgia, her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is currently in Florida.
On Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed against the 25-year-old claiming he physically abused Bobbi Kristina, 22, and stole thousands of dollars from her. While this raises more questions about Gordon's role in Bobbi Kristina's life – his lawyers have no comment about the lawsuit at this time -- Dr. Phil says he would like to give Gordon a chance to tell his side of the story.
Dr. Phil was the first to interview Gordon in March following Bobbi Kristina's hospitalization. During the interview, Gordon suffered an emotional breakdown, threatened suicide and subsequently checked into rehab.
"I transitioned him into a rehabilitation program, which I am told he did a lot of good, hard work in and has completed the program," Dr. Phil told ET at MailOnline's yacht party in Cannes on Wednesday.
However, Dr. Phil is still eager to give Gordon a chance to explain what really happened between him and Bobbi Kristina.
"I still want to sit down, look that young man in the eye and do the interview he promised me to do, before I put him into rehabilitation," Dr. Phil said. "I want to ask what happened that night. I want to give him a chance to tell his side of the story and answer the questions that people want to know."
Meanwhile, Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. gave ET an update in light of Bobbi Kristina's current condition.
"The Roswell Police Department has forwarded its investigative file to our Office. In view of the new circumstances regarding the health status of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we will be reviewing the case with greater interest," Howard said in a statement.