Bobbi Kristina Brown, daughter of the late Whitney Houston, has been placed into hospice care. It has been five months since 22-year-old Bobbi-Kristina was found unresponsive, face down in her water-filled bathtub. Her family said in a statement given today, Wednesday, June 24, 2015. In February, Brown had surgery to replace her breathing tube with a tracheostomy tube, according to the Washington Post.
Bobbi Kristina has been given excellent medical care at several facilities, however, her condition has steadily deteriorated, according to her Aunt and co-guardian, Pat Houston. She thanked everyone for their prayers and support, after announcing that Bobbi Kristina had been placed into hospice care she added that “She is in God’s hands now.”
Bobbi Kristina has been unresponsive since she was found in her bathtub, facedown in her home in Roswell, Georgia. Her grandmother said that Bobbi Kristina also has irreversible brain damage. Hospice keeps people comfortable who are dying from terminal illnesses, instead of trying to reverse their condition.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015, Bobbi Kristina’s court appointed guardian filed a lawsuit against Nick Gordon, the man who has been known to be her husband/boyfriend, however, the exact nature of their relationship has been challenged by other family members, according to NBC News.
The suit has been filed in the Superior Court of Fulton County by Georgia by Bedelia C. Hargrove, who is accusing Gordon of abusing Bobbi Kristina in the suit and is seeking $10 million. The suit accuses Gordon of physically abusing Brown, stating in that Gordon has punched Brown in the face, which resulted in her losing a tooth as well as dragging her up the stairs by her hair. Hargrove is also accusing Gordon of withdrawing $11,000 from her account after she had been in the coma. The suit also claimed that Brown confided in an un-named third party, stating Gordon was not the man she thought he was. She had set up a time to meet with this un-named person January 31 but did not make that meeting, according to the lawsuit.
Whitney Houston took Gordon in when he was 12 years old and even though he was not formally adopted, he was raised by Houston and was essentially a brother to Brown. However, after Whitney Houston’s death in February 2012, Gordon and Brown brought their relationship out into the public. In October, they announced that they were engaged and it was later stated that they had eloped, however, Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina’s father insists that the two were not married.
According to the lawsuit, there was an extremely vocal argument between Brown and Gordon the morning of January 31, not long before she was found unconscious in her bathtub. The suit states that “by the direct and proximate result of [Gordon’s] conduct, Brown has suffered life-threatening bodily harm and damages. Later Brown was found unresponsive and facedown in a bathtub full of water with her mouth swollen and another tooth missing,” according to the lawsuit.
A different friend found Bobbi Kristina and called 9-1-1 while Gordon was in another room of the townhouse, according to authorities. According to the lawsuit Brown was diagnosed with “global and irreversible brain damage.” The lawsuit continues, accusing Gordon of battery, assault, unjust enrichment, and intentional infliction of emotional distress. The lawsuit states that Gordon controlled Brown and her money.
On February 11, 2012, Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina’s mother, had been found unresponsive in a hotel bathtub and died not long afterward. Upon finding Bobbi Kristina in the same way, police investigated the case as a medical emergency and according to them there was no foul play suspected. Due to this fact, no criminal charges have yet been filed.
By Jeanette Smith
NBC News: Bobbi Kristina Brown Placed into Hospice Care, Suit Filed Against Nick Gordon
NY Daily News: Nick Gordon Abused Bobbi Kristina Brown: Family
The Washington Post: Pat Houston: Bobbi Kristina Brown Moved to Hospice Care
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