Nick Gordon’s life has been a series of major ups and downs for years, with more downs that ups happening ever since his famous girlfriend, Bobbi Kristina Brown, passed away after being found unconscious in a bathtub full of water last year. After her death, Bobbi Kristina’s estate filed a civil lawsuit against Gordon for $50 million, claiming he was abusive and the one to blame for Brown’s death. Recently, a judge ruled in favor of Brown’s estate and now Gordon has to pay up a gargantuan price for his loss. But can the troubled celebrity even afford the ruling?
As previously reported, during the case, Gordon elected to represent himself but failed to appear in court twice. Since Gordon failed to appear a second time, Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford ruled in September that the plaintiff’s allegations are admitted through omission and that Gordon is “legally responsible” for Brown’s death.
According to recent reports, this past Thursday, Brown’s friends and family provided testimonials for Bedford to help him assess the damages and losses her estate endured due to her death. In end, Bedford awarded the estate $36 million and broke down the ruling as such:
- $1.575 million for money taken from the account, including alleged stolen rings
- $250,000 in punitive damages
- $1.37 million for assault and battery
- $13.8 million for pain and suffering as a result of assault
- $4.2 million in punitive damages
- $15 million for present value of life
Well, according to reports about Gordon in the wake of the ruling, sources say that Gordon is too broke to ever pay the Brown estate back all the money he now owes them.
Although some may assume that Gordon may be swimming in money because of all of the celebrity appearances he’s had over the past few years, sources say that he used up all of the money from his major interviews to help pay for his legal fees.
Gordon is reportedly unemployed right now and he’s still under criminal investigation for Brown’s death, as well.
A source close to Brown allegedly said, “You can order a gajillian dollars but what will you collect? One day they may collect part of it. If he wins the lottery.”
Well, this may be a debt that Gordon takes to the grave then. But what do you think of his growing financial problems? Let us know in the comments?