Just a week after 22-year-old Bobbi Kristina Brown was laid to rest amid extreme family drama comes this: an allegation that she was killed.
Her court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, on Friday amended a lawsuit to add a wrongful death claim alleging that Brown’s longtime boyfriend, Nick Gordon, gave her a “toxic cocktail” after an argument and then put her facedown in a tub of cold water, reports USA Today.
In the original suit filed against Gordon on June 24 in Georgia’s Fulton County Superior Court, Hargrove accused him of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and transferring money from Brown’s account into his own without authorization.
Brown, the daughter of singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, died last month after spending about a month in hospice care. On Jan. 31 she was found facedown and unconscious in a bathtub at her Roswell, Ga., home and never recovered. Her mother was declared dead after being found facedown in a bathtub at a Beverly Hilton hotel suite in 2012.
The amended lawsuit purports to provide disturbing new details about Bobbi Kristina Brown’s last hours. It alleges that Gordon returned to the townhouse he shared with her about 6 a.m. on Jan. 31 after “being out all night on a cocaine and drinking binge.”
The suit alleges that Gordon and Brown argued in the kitchen after he watched camera footage of her and listened to her conversations.
The suit claims that he accused Brown of cheating and called her names during a 30-minute argument that moved from the kitchen to the living room and then upstairs to the master bedroom. It further alleges that “everything abruptly became quiet,” the USA Today report says.
Gordon then gave Brown a “toxic cocktail,” rendering her unconscious, “and then put her face down in a tub of cold water causing her to suffer brain damage,” the suit alleges.
Gordon’s new defense attorney, Jose Baez, the Florida lawyer who successfully defended Casey Anthony in 2011 against a murder charge in connection with the 2008 death of her daughter, Caylee, did not respond to USA Today’s email request for a comment, the publication reports.
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