The Legal Battle over Whitney Houston’s Estate: Did Nick Gordon Inherit a Fortune?
The world was shocked when Whitney Houston died in February 2012. As one of the greatest voices of our time, Houston was an icon in the music industry, and her death devastated fans around the world. However, what followed her death was a legal battle that was as tumultuous as her life has been.
The Beginning of the Legal Battle
Almost immediately after Houston’s death, rumors began to circulate that Gordon had inherited a share of her estate. It was said that Houston had written a new will just before she died, and that it included provisions for her adopted son.
However, these rumors turned out to be completely false. Houston did not leave any money to Gordon in her will, and he did not inherit a share of her estate.
The legal battle began when Bobbi Kristina, Whitney’s only child, was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Georgia home in January 2015. She remained in a coma for six months before she passed away in July of that same year.
The Wrongful Death Lawsuit
Her boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was present when she was found unconscious and was accused of foul play. Bobbi Kristina’s family filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him for millions of dollars, claiming that Gordon physically abused her and gave her a lethal dose of drugs.
The lawsuit also accused Gordon of stealing money from Bobbi Kristina’s bank account while she was in a coma. Her family claimed that he was taking advantage of her financially and emotionally, and that he was responsible for her death.
The Allegations of Inheriting Whitney’s Fortune
Despite the fact that there was never any evidence to suggest that Gordon had inherited a share of Whitney Houston’s fortune, the rumors persisted for years.
Some people believed that Gordon had been promised a share of the estate by Houston before she died, but there was no evidence to support this claim.
Others believed that Gordon had taken advantage of his relationship with Houston and had somehow manipulated her into leaving him a share of her fortune. But again, there was no evidence to support this theory.
In fact, Whitney Houston’s will was very clear about her wishes for her fortune. She left everything to her daughter, Bobbi Kristina, and made no mention of Gordon.
The legal battle that followed Whitney Houston’s death was a whirlwind of accusations, counterclaims, and heartbreaking revelations. At the center of it all was Nick Gordon, who was accused of everything from stealing money from Bobbi Kristina’s bank account to playing a role in her death.
Despite the rumors and speculation, there is no evidence to suggest that Gordon ever received a share of Whitney Houston’s fortune. Her will was very clear about her wishes for her estate, and she made no provisions for him.
The legal battle between Gordon and Bobbi Kristina’s family was a tragic and heartbreaking end to an already difficult situation. But in the end, justice was served, and Gordon was held accountable for his actions.