A judge has ordered Nick Gordon to pay more than $36 million to the family of Bobbi Kristina Brown, two months after he was found legally responsible for her death.
The daughter of Bobbi Brown and the late Whitney Houston died in July 2015 at age 22 after being in a coma for months. She was found face down and unconscious in a bathtub in a Georgia home she shared with Gordon, who she often called her "husband" and who her mother had helped raise. He denied any wrongdoing and was never charged with a crime. Her estate later filed a $50 million wrongful death civil lawsuit against him.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford had said in September that because Gordon failed to appear in court on two scheduled court dates, anything alleged by the plaintiff was admitted through omission, 11alive.com reported. The judge awarded Bobbi Kristina's family more than $36 million in a ruling made Thursday. Gordon has not commented.