Nick Gordon’s Lawyers Claim Bobbi Kristina Brown Autopsy Clears His Name

March 9th, 2016 by Staff

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Nick Gordon’s Lawyers Claim Bobbi Kristina Brown Autopsy Clears His Name

PHOTO: Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon arrive at a movie premiere at Graumans Chinese Theatre on Aug. 16, 2012 in Hollywood, Calif.
Lawyers for Nick Gordon claim Bobbi Kristina Brown’s recently released autopsy report should prove that he had nothing to do with his former girlfriend’s death.

“The truth is that Nick tried to save Bobbi Kristina’s life,” his lawyers, Joe Habachy and Jose Baez, said in a statement to ABC News. “The truth is that Nick cooperated with law enforcement since day one. The truth is that no one loved Bobbi Kristina more than Nick and no one has suffered more as a result of her death then Nick.”

Gordon’s lawyers say their client has had a “tumultuous” year since losing “the love of his life.”

“On top of being prohibited from visiting Bobbi Kristina at the hospital for the last six months of her life, Nick has been publicly humiliated for more than a year,” they said in the statement. “And throughout that time, the Fulton County District Attorney’s office has tried to make Nick a murderer despite having clear and convincing evidence that Bobbi Kristina’s death was nothing more than a tragic accident, evidence that the District Attorney’s office fought to seal and conceal from the public rather than allowing her fans to know the truth.”

Bobbi Kristina Brown Autopsy Report Reveals She Died From ‘Lobar Pneumonia’
Bobbi Kristina Brown Dead at 22
Brown’s autopsy was unsealed, despite an ongoing criminal investigation into her death, after media outlets argued that the report was a matter of public record. The Fulton County District Attorney’s office told ABC News it had no comment on the case.

The only child of the late Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in her bathtub inside her Atlanta-area home on Jan. 31, 2015. She later died on July 26, 2015, at the age of 22.

The report, released on what would have been Brown’s 23rd birthday last Friday, revealed the cause of death to be lobar pneumonia, due to her face being immersed “in water complicating mixed drug intoxication,” along with “Hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy,” which is brain damage caused by a lack of oxygen.

The report stated that Brown’s death was not related to natural causes but that the medical examiner “has not been able to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes, and has therefore classified the manner of death as Undetermined.”

Gordon’s attorneys called on the Fulton County District Attorney’s office to stop “the slanderous media frenzy” surrounding their client by acknowledging that “there is simply no evidence of any wrongdoing.”

“Frankly, the right thing for the District Attorney’s office to do right now is to tell the public the truth … that this was an accident … or even a suicide, but not a murder,” their statement read. “And the right thing for everyone to do is let Nick live his life now and let Bobbi Kristina rest in peace.”

Although no criminal charges have been filed against Gordon, the estate of Bobbi Kristina Brown claimed in a wrongful death lawsuit filed last September that he “gave Bobbi Kristina a toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious and then put her face down in a tub of cold water causing her to suffer brain damage.”

According to paperwork obtained by ABC News at the time the suit was filed, Gordon’s legal team called the lawsuit “slanderous and meritless.”

The suit is ongoing.


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