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Thursday, June 25, 2015

Bobbi Kristina's guardian files lawsuit against Nick Gordon accusing him of abuse & theft

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From 11 Alive

The lawsuit alleges that Gordon presented himself to be Brown's surrogate brother prior to 2012. 

After Brown inherited a substantial sum of money from her mother, Whitney Houston's estate, Gordon "assumed the position of Brown's boyfriend." Around Jan. 9, 2014, Gordon "perpetuated the fraud that he had married Brown, though in fact he never did so," according to the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, Gordon used that "misrepresentation" as Brown's husband to "control Brown and limit with whom she could interact." The suit alleges that Gordon answered Brown's cell phone, wouldn't allow her to make appointments without his permission and "manipulated her bank relationship so that she could access her money."

Gordon allegedly transferred Brown's money into an account solely controlled by him without her authorization. According to the lawsuit, Gordon began to question Brown's access to trust funds, and "threatened one of the trustees with guns and other violent weapons. That trustee obtained a restraining order against Gordon on April 14, 2014, the lawsuit states.

The lawsuit accuses Gordon of domestic violence against Brown, including punching her in the face, knocking out a front tooth and dragging her upstairs by her hair.

Brown allegedly confided to an unnamed person that Gordon "was not the man she thought he was" and set up a time to meet on Jan. 31, 2015.

That day, Brown got into an argument with Gordon. Brown was later found unconscious, face-down in a bathtub with her mouth swollen and another tooth knocked out, according to the lawsuit.

Brown has since been diagnosed with "global and irreversible brain damage."

While Brown was in a coma, Gordon allegedly stole $11,000 from Brown's bank accounts.

The lawsuit alleges Brown has suffered "life threatening bodily harm and damages," and asks for damages of at least $10 million each for the assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and conversion. It asks for an amount to be determined later for counts of quantum meruit/unjust enrichment and attorneys' fees.

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