Nick Gordon has been found legally responsible for the death of his singer girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown, by a Georgia judge.
Gordon failed to show up to a civil hearing at the Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta on Friday. This is the second hearing he’s missed.
As a result, Gordon was found in contempt of the order and the judgment was made “by default”, reported CNN.
Brown’s estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gordon last year, alleging he beat her up after a “cocaine and drinking binge.”
The estate also claimed that Gordon gave Brown a “toxic cocktail” that caused her to pass out.
22-year-old Brown, the only child of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown, was found unresponsive in her bathtub on January 31, 2015. She remained in a coma until she died six months later.
An autopsy in March revealed her cause of death was due to drug intoxication and immersion in water, according to the Fulton County Medical Examiner’s Office. They were unable to rule whether her death was “due to intentional or accidental
Gordon, when reached out for his reaction, said he had no comment on the ruling.
The court ordered a jury trial to determine damages in the case.
An attorney for Brown’s estate, R David Ware, wrote in a statement that the estate would pursue collection of any determined judgement with “fervor.”
No criminal charges have been filed against Gordon.