The Controversial Verdict Against Nick Gordon in the Deaths of Whitney Houston and Bobbi Kristina Brown
The unexpected death of legendary singer and actress Whitney Houston on February 11, 2012, was a shock to her fans worldwide. The news of the tragic event spread like wildfire, and there were several rumors surrounding the cause of her death. The speculation only got worse when it was later revealed that Whitney’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was also found unconscious in a similar manner nearly three years later, on January 31, 2015. Unfortunately, Bobbi Kristina never regained consciousness, and she died in hospice care shortly after, on July 26, 2015.
Nick Gordon, Whitney Houston’s former partner, was present in both of these tragedies. He was controversially considered her unofficially adopted son, and he was also in a romantic relationship with Bobbi Kristina. Whitney had legally adopted Nick when he was 12 years old, and he lived with her and Bobbi Kristina until Whitney’s untimely passing. The three of them were seemingly very close, and Nick had always been seen as a member of the family.
However, after Bobbi Kristina’s death, things started to unravel. There has been a long-standing belief within the Houston family that Nick was responsible for both Whitney and Bobbi Kristina’s deaths. While there has been no concrete evidence to prove this, the family strongly advocated for justice, and legal proceedings were initiated against Nick Gordon. The case went on for four years, and the verdict was passed in 2020, six years after Bobbi Kristina’s death.
The Case Against Nick Gordon
The accusations against Nick Gordon included claims that he had physically abused Bobbi Kristina, stole her money, and gave her a toxic cocktail that led to her coma. However, these allegations were never fully substantiated. The case against Nick Gordon was based on circumstantial evidence, and there were no direct witnesses or concrete proof that Nick was responsible for Bobbi Kristina’s death. The case boiled down to whether or not Nick Gordon was responsible for Bobbi Kristina’s untimely passing and if he would be held accountable for her death.
The verdict delivered on September 16, 2020, was that Nick Gordon was found liable for Bobbi Kristina’s wrongful death. The court awarded the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown over $36 million, holding Nick Gordon accountable for her death. The awarded amount was based on the judgment that Nick Gordon had taken advantage of Bobbi Kristina’s assets, including stealing $11,000 from her account between June 9 and June 11, 2015. Nick denied the allegations, but the court found him responsible for Bobbi Kristina’s death, and he was ordered to pay the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown for the damages.
Did Nick Gordon Get Whitney Houston’s Money?
Many Whitney Houston fans were shocked to hear the verdict, mainly because of the lack of concrete evidence and Nick’s claim of innocence. Despite the verdict, there is still no proof that Nick Gordon actually got Whitney Houston’s money. After Whitney’s death, many rumors swirled about her estate being worth millions of dollars, and speculations that Nick had claimed a substantial part of that wealth. However, it was later discovered that Whitney’s estate was not worth as much as was initially thought, and that it had been significantly depleted by the time of her death.
Whitney Houston’s estate was valued at roughly $20 million in 2012, but it had declined significantly by the time of the verdict in 2020. Reports suggest that the majority of Whitney’s money was spent on paying off debts and legal fees, leaving very little left for her surviving family members, let alone Nick Gordon. Additionally, after Whitney’s passing, her family reclaimed control of her estate, and they have been careful to manage it ever since.
In conclusion, the verdict against Nick Gordon has been controversial, to say the least. Many believe that there was not enough concrete evidence to hold him responsible for Bobbi Kristina’s death fully. However, the larger question of whether Nick Gordon got Whitney Houston’s money or not still remains unclear, and there is no solid evidence to support either claim. Regardless of the verdict, the tragic events that have befallen the Houston and Brown families remain heartbreaking, and fans of Whitney and Bobbi Kristina continue to mourn their loss.