Louisiana readers may be interested to learn that the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against her boyfriend at the time, Nick Gordon, alleging that he is responsible for her death. Brown, who was the only child of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, died in hospice care in July after spending months in a medically induced coma.
According to the lawsuit, on Jan. 31, Gordon beat Brown during an argument in the townhouse they shared in Roswell, Georgia, and then gave her a "toxic cocktail" to make her pass out. It further accuses him of placing her face-down in a bathtub of water, which caused her to suffer brain damage.
The lawsuit, which was filed by the administrator of Brown's estate, also alleges that Gordon controlled and spied on Brown, regularly manipulated her bank accounts and had a history of physically assaulting her. The complaint is seeking at least $10 million.
Police questioned Gordon about bruises on Brown's chest after she was hospitalized, but he was not charged with any crime. An autopsy was conducted after her death, but experts say it could be difficult to establish what happened due to the passage of time between the incident and her death.
Louisiana residents who have lost a loved one due to the negligent or reckless actions of another party may wish to consult with an attorney. In some cases, it may be possible to file a civil wrongful death lawsuit against the at-fault party seeking compensation for damages. A wrongful death lawsuit can be pursued even in cases where criminal charges are not filed.
Source: CNN, "Lawsuit alleges Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend gave her 'toxic cocktail,'" Melissa Gray, August 8, 2015