It's been more than a year since her death and almost two since she was discovered lifeless in a bathtub in her Georgia home, but now, Bobbi Kristina Brown's former boyfriend Nick Gordon has been found liable in her death and has been ordered to pay her estate $36 million.
According to People, a judge agreed with Brown's father, Bobby, that his daughter would have been an entertainer if she had lived, and used that to determine the amount that Gordon would have to pay to the estate after finding him liable.
The financial breakdown is set to comprise of $1,575,041 for conversion with the maximum charge of $250,000 for punitive damages, $1,370,877.52 for assault and battery medical damages, $13 million for pain and suffering with an additional $4,200,000 because Gordon was found to be under the influence of alcohol and drugs, and $15,056,000 million for loss of life, which factors in future earning potential had Brown survived.
Gordon has not commented on the ruling, but relatives told People that he's not in a good place, and will likely be forced to file for bankruptcy to try and come up with the money.
"Nick isn't in a good place right now. He doesn't have any money. This is symbolic more than anything, because they're not going to get anything from him. You can't get blood from a stone," they said. "[Bankruptcy] will probably be his next step, but I don't think he's thinking straight right now. He is still in mourning for Krissi. This isn't going to bring her back, no matter what they think, They need to look into themselves to see what part everybody played in this, not just Nick. Everybody needs a lot of prayer."
In a statement released on his Instagram page, Bobby Brown expressed happiness over the ruling, and then called for the next step of his case against Gordon to proceed--which involved potentially going to court for criminal charges related to her death.
A photo posted by Love Me or Hate Me I AM BOBBY! (@kingbobbybrown) on Nov 17, 2016 at 5:20pm PST
"I am pleased with the outcome of today's court proceedings. I do know that Mr. Gordon will be unable to slander my daughter's name in the future or obtain any benefits from the use of Krissy's name," he said. "Finally, I do need for the District Attorney's Office to step up and begin the criminal prosecution of Mr. Gordon. The delay in that matter is of great concern to me and my family. We need for District Attorney Howard to act now."