Anyone who has been following the tragic case will know that Nick Gordon was found to be largely responsible for the death of his girlfriend / adopted sister, Bobbi Kristina. Bobbi, who was the daughter of R&B stars Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, was found dead in a bathtub in circumstances spookily similar to those which took the life of Houston in 2012.
Anyhow, while no criminal charges were filed, Bobbi Kristina’s estate won a wrongful death lawsuit after Nick failed to show up in court. This means that he now has to pay costs related to the earning potential of his late girlfriend.
Bobby Brown had said Bobbi Kris’ earning potential was unlimited, but the estate asked for $50 million, eventually being awarded $36 million by the court. Part of the award broke down as follows:
— Conversion (stealing funds/assets) – $1.5 mil with punitive damages of $250k
— Assault and battery/medical damages at $1.3 million, plus $4.2 million because Gordon was under the influence of drugs and alcohol
— Pain and suffering at $13 million.
— Loss of life at $15 million, including Bobbi Kristina’s net worth and future potential income
However, there is one snag – we’re pretty sure Nick Gordon barely has $36 – let alone $36 million!
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