ATLANTA — USA Today has reported that the lawsuit filed by the late Bobbi Kristina Brown’s conservator against “husband” Gordon has been amended to include a charge that Gordon gave Brown a “toxic cocktail” and then put her face down in a tub of cold water.The original suit accused Gordon of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from her account into his own without authorization. He is now being also charged with wrongful death.
The revised lawsuit sheds additional light on the going-ons in the house just before Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive. There were other people present who seem to be providing details about Gordon’s actions that fateful night.
These details include allegations that Gordon and Bobbi Kristina had an argument just before Gordon “gave Bobbi Kristina a toxic cocktail [that rendered] her unconscious, and then put her face down in a tub of cold water.”
He allegedly then changed clothes and laid his head on a female guest’s ankle and said, “Now I want a pretty little white girl like you.”
About 15 minutes later, the lawsuit charges, a guest went in to check on Brown and found her face down in the tub. According to attorney Philip Holloway, who is not connected with the lawsuit, it was his client, 24-year old Maxwell Lomas, who found Brown in the tub, unconscious with a swollen mouth and a tooth hanging loosely from her mouth.
Gordon allegedly then came into the bathroom, let the water out of the tub and shouted, “Clean up, clean up.” Others, including Gordon, began efforts to resuscitate Brown and called 911.
The details of the lawsuit are startling. They allege a pattern of violence that included vicious beatings of Bobbi Kristina by Gordon.
According to the lawsuit, just days before her death, several witnesses saw Gordon punch Brown as she sitting on a couch. The lawsuit says that he hit her so hard the couch broke, knocking Brown to the floor. Gordon continued to attack Brown, the lawsuit claims, while she lay on the floor, “hitting her in the face until she was bloody.” It goes on to say that Gordon then began kicking Brown in the side “to the point that she was on the floor screaming and curled up in a fetal position.” Brown’s tooth was knocked out in the attack, the lawsuit states.
Gordon then allegedly dragged Brown up the stairs by her hair to the master bedroom, later telling witnesses, “I don’t do this often.”
The lawsuit essentially accused Gordon of murder, and raises strong questions about the failure of police to charge Gordon with any crime.
Because the suit is a civil matter, Gordon theoretically has to answer the questions put to him, but he has hired savvy lawyer Jose Baez to represent him. Baez is the former public defender who successfully defended Casey Anthony in her infamous murder trial. Look for him to have Gordon assert his Fifth Amendment right not to incriminate himself whenever the case finally gets to trial.