A judge has ruled Nick Gordon as "legally responsible" for Bobbi Kristina Brown's death after he failed to appear in court for a hearing on Friday, according to 11 Alive news. Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford said Gordon has failed to appear twice and therefore, anything alleged by the plaintiff, Bobbi Kristina's conservator, is admitted through omission by not showing up to court.
The conservator of Brown's estate filed a wrongful death civil lawsuit against Gordon in 2015, a couple of months after she passed away, accusing the former boyfriend of Brown of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from Brown's account into his own without authorization.
"In court today, we finally finished a long journey for justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown," R. David Ware, a lawyer for Brown’s conservator, said following the judge's decision. "The court agrees with us, by striking Mr. Gordon’s answer that he is legally responsible for her death. The only thing left to prove is the value of her life. We intend to do that. Bobbi Brown, the father represented by Craig Terry. Mr. Gordon will not put on any evidence in contradiction of that."
A jury will determine the amount of damages to be awarded to Brown’s conservator. No criminal charges have been filed against Gordon. You can watch the lawyer for Bobbi Kristina Brown's conservator give his full statement following the judge's ruling below.