Nick Gordon's Former Lawyer Responds to Bobbi Kristina Brown Civil Case Ruling
By Jennifer Drysdale
Nick Gordon’s former lawyer Randy Kessler is speaking out.
Gordon was found civilly liable for girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown's death on Friday after failing to appear in an Atlanta, Georgia court in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by Brown's estate last year.
The judgement came after Gordon failed to appear in court twice, but according to his former attorney, Randy Kessler, he didn't do anything wrong.
"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," Kessler told ET on Saturday.
"To me, that does not establish that he did anything wrong," he said. "It is not a decision on the merits."
So far, no criminal charges have been filed against the 26-year-old.
In August 2015, Brown's conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, filed a $10 million wrongful death civil suit against Gordon, alleging that he had physically abused and stole thousands of dollars from Bobbi Kristina. In an amendment to that suit, it is alleged that Gordon gave his girlfriend a "toxic cocktail, rendering her unconscious and then put her face down in a tub of cold water causing her to suffer brain damage."
Bobbi Kristina, the only child of Bobby Brown and late singer Whitney Houston, was found face down in a bathtub in her Georgia home on Jan. 31, 2015. She died in hospice care on July 26, 2016, after spending nearly six months in a coma. She was 22 years old.