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Bobbi Kristina’s estate was awarded the settlement because Gordon failed to appear in court twice.

Paula Rogo
Nov, 18, 2016

This week offered some closure to Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family since her tragic death last year. 

Her ex-boyfriend Nick Gordon has been ordered Thursday to pay the family $36 million for her wrongful death.

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Bobbi Kristina died in July 2015, six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in January of that year. Her death was eerily similar to the way her mother died three years earlier. 

Gordon was deemed “legally responsible” for Bobbi Kristina's death after he failed to appear in court.

Bobbi Kristina never regained consciousness. Gordon, who also lived in the townhouse, was among the people listed on the police report as being in the home when investigators arrived.

Her family filed a civil suit accusing Gordon of playing a role in her death by giving her a "toxic cocktail.” Other offenses include domestic violence and theft.

The Fulton County judge ruled that because Gordon failed to appear twice to answer the suit, anything alleged by the plaintiffs was admitted through omission.