UPDATE, Saturday 9:40 a.m.: Nick Gordon’s attorneys Joe Habachy and Jose Baez have slammed the lawsuit as “slanderous and meritless” in a statement. Read the full statement below.
“The recent lawsuit against Nick is slanderous and meritless. Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it’s shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly. Nick has engaged civil counsel and intends to defend the lawsuit vigorously and expose it for what it is: a fictitious assault against the person who loved Krissy most.”
Nick Gordon, the boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, drugged her and placed her face-down in the bathtub where she was found unresponsive in her Georgia home, according to an amended civil lawsuit filed Friday.
In the updated complaint filed in the Superior Court of Georgia’s Fulton County, Bedelia C. Hargrove, Brown’s court-appointed conservator, claimed that Gordon came home around 6 a.m. on the morning of Jan. 31, 2015, after partying “all-night on a cocaine and drinking binge” and grew angry after reviewing camera footage.
After accusing Brown of being unfaithful, the lawsuit claims, Gordon called her a “whore” and “bitch.” The new filing alleges that at some point during the argument Gordon “gave Bobbi Kristina a toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious and then put her face down in a tub of cold water.”
Brown, the daughter of singers Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, died July 26 at a hospice in Georgia, after clinging to life for six months. She was 22.
Houston died in 2012 at age 48. She was also found in a bathtub.
Hargrove filed the initial suit against Gordon in June, claiming that he had been physically abusive to Brown and transferred funds out of her bank account without her permission.
The amended complaint added a wrongful death count to previous accusations of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money without authorization.
No criminal charges have been filed against Gordon.
Gordon has retained criminal defense attorney Jose Baez, who successfully defended Casey Anthony in her 2011 murder case.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.