The boyfriend of Whitney Houston‘s late daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown has been sued for allegedly causing her death.
Brown, the daughter of Houston and Bobby Brown, passed away on July 26 after being in a medically-induced coma for several months. She was found face down and unresponsive in a bathtub on January 31 of this year. Doctors say she suffered “irreversible brain damage”.
Now, as Rolling Stone reports, Brown’s estate have filed a lawsuit against her boyfriend Nick Gordon, accusing him of giving Brown “a toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious and then put[ting] her face down in a tub of cold water”.
The lawsuit, filed on Friday (August 7), also reportedly accuses Gordon of transferring money from Brown’s account into his own as part of “a scheme to control Bobbi Kristina and benefit from her wealth”.
Brown’s estate are seeking $10 million in damages for alleged assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and conversion.
No criminal charges have been made against Gordon and his lawyers deny the estate’s claims.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was buried next to her mother following a burial service on August 3. The service took place at Fairview Cemetery in Westfield, New Jersey, with family and friends including singer father Bobby Brown and aunt Dionne Warwick paying their final respects.
The 22-year-old had appeared in 14 episodes of reality TV show The Houstons: On Our Own, and also performed several duets with her mother onstage.
Her mother Whitney Houston died in February 2012 after being found in similar circumstances.