After months of ignoring a civil lawsuit filed against him by Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family, her ex-boyfriend Nick Gordon was ordered Thursday by a Fulton County judge to pay the family $36 million for her wrongful death.
In September, Gordon was deemed “legally responsible” for Bobbi Kristina’s death after he failed to appear in court.
The judge awarded more than $36 million, broken down as:
$1.575 million for money taken from the account, including alleged stolen rings
$250,000 in punitive damages
$1.37 million for assault and battery
$13.8 million for pain and suffering as a result of assault
$4.2 million in punitive damages
$15 million for present value of life.
Dontaye Carter, a spokesman for Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, said in an email Thursday that Brown’s death is still under investigation.
Gordon has been living in Florida close to his mother and almost certainly does not have $36 million.