“He’s not doing well at all,” a source close to the 26-year-old told PEOPLE.
This article originally appeared on PEOPLE.com.
Nick Gordon is living a reclusive life in Florida after being found legally responsible by default for the death of his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown.
A source close to the 26-year-old tells PEOPLE that he spends most of his days “watching TV and surfing the net” – and that he’s still mourning Brown’s death.
“He’s not doing well at all,” says the source. “He is low energy, just really unhappy. He knew that it was a big deal for him to appear in court, but he just couldn’t do it. So he skipped it and the judgement was entered against him. He’s just in a dark place.”
After failing to show up to two hearings for the wrongful death lawsuit filed by his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s estate, Nick Gordon was found legally responsible “by default” for her death and held in contempt.
According to court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Judge T. Jackson Bedford of Fulton County did not reach the judgment by considering the facts of the case. Rather, Gordon was found liable for Brown’s death – and up to $50 million in damages plus attorney fees – because he failed to respond or appear in court for his civil hearings.
The source close to Gordon says that he is not worried about the money. “He doesn’t have that type of cash, so you can’t get blood from a stone,” the source says. “But it bothers him that there’s this perception that he is responsible for her death, because he’s not. He feels like everyone has made him a scapegoat, and it’s not fair.”
A rep for the Fulton County District Attorney’s office tells PEOPLE that the criminal investigation is “still ongoing.”
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