ATLANTA -- Singer Bobby Brown has issued a statement following a judge's ruling that Nick Gordon must pay Bobbi Kristina Brown's estate $36 million.
The civil suit accused Gordon, Bobbi Kristina's longtime partner, of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from Brown’s account into his own without authorization.
Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died in August 2015, months after being found unresponsive in a tub in her Roswell townhome. Autopsy results released in March 2016 indicated multiple drugs were involved in Brown's death. In September, Gordon was deemed “legally responsible” for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death after he failed to appear in court.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford awarded Brown's estate $36 million on Thursday.
In a statement issued through his attorney Craig Terret, Bobby Brown urged the district attorney to seek criminal charges against Gordon.
“I am pleased with the outcome of today’s court proceedings," Brown said in the statemnet. "I do know that Mr. Gordon will be unable to slander my daughter’s name in the future or obtain any benefits from the use of Krissy’s name. Finally, I do need for the District Attorney’s Office to step up and begin the criminal prosecution of Mr. Gordon. The delay in that matter is of great concern to me and my family. We need for District Attorney Howard to act now.”
Attorney Christopher Brown, who is part of the firm representing Bobby Brown, added, “We have said all along that Nick Gordon was responsible for the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown and the harm of losing a child is immeasurable.”
Gordon has not been criminally charged in this case.