The court-appointed conservator for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the troubled daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown who was placed in hospice care on Wednesday, is suing her boyfriend Nick Gordon, alleging that Gordon assaulted Brown and transferred funds to himself from her bank account without her permission.
The complaint, filed by Bedelia C. Hargrove in Fulton County, Georgia on Wednesday, alleges that Gordon posed as Brown’s husband in order to control her contact with others as part of a “scheme to benefit from her wealth.”
“The misrepresentation that Defendant was Brown’s ‘husband’ was used to control Brown and limit with whom she could interact,” the complaint, obtained by USA Today, reads. “For example, Defendant often answered Brown’s personal cell phone, would not allow her to make appointments without his approval, and manipulated her bank relationship so that he could access her money. This was all part of a scheme to benefit from her wealth.”
The lawsuit goes on to allege that Gordon “routinely” transferred a “large portion of Brown’s funds into an account controlled solely by him, without the consent or authorization of Brown.”
The lawsuit also catalogs alleged domestic abuse inflicted on Brown by Gordon, “including punching her in the face, knocking out a front tooth, and dragging her upstairs by her hair.”
The complaint further alleges that, on the morning of January 31 — the same day that Brown was found face-down and unresponsive in her bathtub — she became “embroiled in a loud argument with Defendant at her townhome.”
Following Brown’s hospitalization, the suit claims, Gordon “accessed Brown’s bank account(s) and stole in excess of $11,000 from Brown’s bank account(s).”
The suit also alleges that, shortly before the bathtub incident, Brown “had confided in someone that Defendant was not the man she thought he was” and set up a Jan. 31 meeting with that person “to further discuss this revelation.” Earlier this month, “Whitney & Bobbi Kristina” author Ian Halperin revealed to TheWrap that Brown had planned to break up with Gordon on Jan. 31, the day of the bathtub incident.
Alleging assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, conversion and unjust enrichment, the suit is seeking punitive damages “in the amount of at least $10 million.”
The 22-year-old Brown was placed in a medically induced coma after being found in her bathtub. On Wednesday, her aunt Pat Houston, Brown’s co-guardian with Bobby Brown, said that Bobbi Kristina has been moved to a hospice facility.
“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate,” Houston told E! News in a statement. “As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers.”
The statement concluded, “She is in God’s hands now.”