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After months of hoping and waiting for a recovery, Bobbi Kristina has tragically passed away at just 22 years old.
Her funeral will be held this Saturday.
Those who have been following the story, know that the incidents and events leading up to her passing have not been free of drama. Not only was Bobbi found in a way that was alarmingly similar to the way her mother was found years before, there were rumors and even speculation that Nick Gordon might have been involved in the ill fated accident.
Alex Reid, Bobbi Kristina’s best friend, alleged that Gordon had abused Bobbi Kristina throughout the course of their relationship.
In addition, Gordon himself blamed drugs for Bobbi Kris’ death, drugs that the two of them willingly used together. You may remember that infamous episode of Dr. Phil where Gordon was clearly high and simultaneously emotionally distraught. He was clearly a participant and even an enabler in her destructive behavior.
I don’t believe Nick Gordon was directly involved in Bobbi Kristina’s death but he certainly wasn’t helping her to live right. And both sides of Krissi’s family have been very vocal about expressing their disdain for him, even going so far as to implicate him in her death.
And in the midst of all of this, Gordon is petitioning the family to allow him to attend Bobbi Kristina’s funeral.
In excerpts from an e-mail obtained by TMZ, sent to both Bobby Brown and Pat Houston, Gordon writes partially:
“I loved Krissi with all my heart and I am destroyed that she is gone and I need to say goodbye.”
“I’m begging you both to please put your differences aside and allow me this chance.”
“Krissi loved me very much and she would want me there.”
As messy and tragic as all of this is, I believe the family should let him attend.
I know some of you are thinking I’m crazy right now but hear me out.
Nick Gordon has been a strange character, from the time we first learned he and Bobbi Kris were romantically involved. It was very clear that he was an opportunist, looking to gain attention and favor from the public after the death of Whitney Houston. And Bobbi Kristina, for better or worse, was his way to achieve this.
And while he might have been manipulative, I believe that those two loved each other. And Whitney loved him too.
Bobbi Kristina always struck me as a lonely child. I remember watching clips of her in that debacle of a reality show looking exhausted and exasperated, often. And after Whitney’s passing, it didn’t appear to be too many people in her corner. Whether that was a situation she created for herself or people just weren’t as interested as they claimed to be, it became abundantly clear that there was a lack of support. And it would be a shame to deny one of the few people who was consistently there for her, though not perfectly, the opportunity to say goodbye.
While there has been more than enough speculation, most of it coming from family members, initial autopsy reports suggest that there was no foul play involved in Bobbi Kristina’s passing. That’s not the final word but if it turns out to be, it would be insult to injury to keep Gordon away from the funeral.
Honestly, the similarities between Whitney and Bobbi Kris’ lives and deaths are disturbing. They both attached themselves to [allegedly] abusive men. Both couples were involved with drugs, through decisions of their own, and both died tragically, far too soon.
The only difference is that Bobbi Kristina experienced all of that dysfunction in 22 short years. The sad reality is that both Bobbi and Whitney made decisions for themselves as adults and the men in their lives, instead of guiding them away from that life, either encouraged it by participating or couldn’t do enough to stop them.
In all of this, I haven’t forgotten that Gordon too is a recovering addict. And losing the woman he loved has the potential to place him in a very vulnerable position, possibly causing him to return to drugs. Gordon might not be your or the family’s concern right now, but I’m sure both Whitney and Krissi wouldn’t want him to follow in their footsteps.
I don’t know how seriously Bobby Brown will consider Nick’s request but I would be surprised if he couldn’t even manage to see the similarities between himself and Gordon. Both have been made the scapegoats in Whitney and Bobbi’s deaths and there was some drama at Whitney’s funeral over a seating arrangement. Even after all Whitney and Bobby went through together, it was a real shame he wasn’t given the respect he deserved to both say goodbye to the mother of his child and support Bobbi Kristina in what was undoubtedly the moment she needed him the most.
Rumors, drama and ego is far too commonplace at funerals, and you don’t have to be famous to witness this. At a time when people should be thinking, reflecting the preciousness of life and love, they’d rather engage in enough foolishness to upset the souls of the very loved ones they’re attempting to honor.
At the end of the day, Bobbi Kristina chose Gordon in life. It’s more than likely that she would have want him there at her funeral.
According to the folks over at TMZ, who claim to have secretly recorded audio of Gordon in their possession, he knew almost immediately that he would be blamed for his girlfriend’s injuries. The conversation, which was taped three weeks after Brown was rushed to the hospital, was recorded by a relative of the aspiring actress. Gordon was reportedly unaware that he was being recorded, which is legal since Georgia is a 1-party state.
“When Krissy wakes up she’ll tell the truth to everybody. Everybody will feel stupid as f***… You know Krissy got in an accident two days before this happened, and the man is in critical condition right now,” Nick can reportedly be heard telling the relative. “If they take her off that life support, the police are going to have to take me down bro.”
He then continued with his version of the events that led to Brown’s hospitalization.
“I’ll tell you the honest truth, Krissy, she was under a lot of stress, and we were all doing drugs and you know, all, all drinking, bro,” Gordon reportedly said. “She just did too much man. She, listen, listen, bro. I will officially stay from bathtubs forever, I’ll tell you that.”
It is unclear if/when TMZ will release said audio. As previously reported, Brown has been placed in hospice care. If she passes away, the case will become a murder investigation.
Bobbi Kristina’s Bestie Details Alleged Abusive Relationship With Nick Gordon: “He Was Known To Choke Her”
Just one week after Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s conservator filed a lawsuit accusing boyfriend Nick Gordon of theft and physical abuse, Alex Reid, a close friend of Brown is speaking out about the volatile relationship and the troubling last two years of the 22-year-old’s life.
According to Reid, three weeks before Brown was found unconscious, she received a frightening phone call from the aspiring actress, who was hiding from Brown in her deceased mother’s closet.
“She was sobbing. Nick had hit her, and she was scared,” Reid alleged in an interview with E! News. “She was very upset. She didn’t know what to do. It was as if, she didn’t have anyone else to turn to. It was heartbreaking.”
Sadly, Brown’s confidant shared that the closet incident wasn’t the only time that her friend was afraid of Gordon.
“Krissi was physically abused by Nick on a number of occasions, and she told me about some of them,” said Reid. “I never witnessed anything…she would FaceTime me every time she was distraught when something has just happened or show me a bruise.”
“He was known to choke her, throw her into walls, punch her in the jaw. Just unbelievable stuff.”
Reid shared that Brown felt she was robbed of the only person who truly loved her when her mother passed away in 2012.
“She used to tell me, ‘Alex, there’s no one in the world who loves me. There’s no one who just loves me. I used to just lay in my mom’s arms in bed and just know that I was loved.’ She was like, ‘Now, there’s nobody who loves me. There’s nobody I can trust. There’s nobody I can talk to.'”
The R&B heiress befriended Reid two years ago and almost immediately opened up about the alleged abuse.
“I don’t know when he started hitting her,” she shared. “But I know of at least four occasions when he struck her. She also told me about how he had tried to choke her once. She was definitely scared. She had some friends, but not many. One time I remember she called me for three hours. She was hyperventilating. I could barely understand what she was saying because she was so distraught. When she could finally get the words out she told me he had been physically abusive. He had hit her in the face and thrown her against a wall.”
As in many abusive relationships, Reid says that there were times when Brown wanted to leave Gordon.
“She would have moments of strength, where she would talk about having a happy, productive life. And then she would slip back and think she couldn’t do anything without him.”
As for why she’s speaking out now, the young woman says that she has been wanting to since the January incident that left Brown hospitalized, but she decided to remain silent out of loyalty to Brown.
“There are things that I know that no one else does,” she shared. “And I hope that by speaking out I can help the investigation in some way.”
Apparently, Brown’s recent transfer to hospice care caused her to experience a change of heart.
“I love her. I would never have betrayed her and spoken out before now,” Reid went on.”But as she lies there, I feel there is no one else to speak on her behalf. I feel like I have to be a voice for her now.”
You can read more from Reid’s interview here.
D.A. Prepares For Possible Bobbi Kristina Murder Probe: “We Will Be Reviewing The Case With Greater Interest”
Now that Bobbi Kristina Brown has been moved to hospice care, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office is keeping an eye on the situation because it now has the potential to turn into a full-blown murder case.
According to TMZ, Brown being taken off of life support suggests that she will pass soon, which gives prosecutors all the more reason to look into the circumstances surrounding the Jan. 31 incident that landed Brown in the hospital.
“In view of the new circumstances regarding the health status of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we will be reviewing the case with greater interest,” said a spokesperson for the Fulton County D.A.
As previously reported, police opened a criminal investigation shortly after Brown was discovered unresponsive in a bathtub earlier this year. The 22-year-old’s body showed signs of physical injury including bruises and as a recent lawsuit revealed, a swollen mouth and missing tooth.
We will continue to keep you posted as new details emerge.
In the grievance, which was filed with the Fulton County Superior Court by Brown’s appointed conservator Bedelia Hargrove, Gordon is accused of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and transferring money from her account into his own without authorization.
The lawsuit claims Gordon took advantage of Brown by initially representing himself as the young woman’s surrogate brother prior to her mother, Whitney Houston’s 2012 death. However, after Brown inherited a lump sum of money–presumably from Houston’s estate–Gordon “assumed the position of Brown’s boyfriend.”
The complaint goes on to allege that around January 9, 2014, Gordon “perpetuated the fraud that he had married Brown though in fact he never did so.” He allegedly used this new misrepresented position to “control Brown and limit with whom she could interact.” According to the suit, Gordon frequently answered her cell phone, “manipulated her bank relationship so that she could access her money,” and barred him from making appointments without him.
As for the domestic violence accusations, Brown’s estate alleges that Gordon punched her in the face, knocked out one of her front teeth and dragged her upstairs by her hair. According to the estate’s account, Brown began confiding in a friend whom she told that Gordon “was not the man she thought he was.” On January 31, Brown allegedly set up a meeting to speak with the unidentified friend to discuss what she had been going through with Gordon. Sadly, she never made it to that meeting.
The aspiring actress got into an argument with Gordon that day and was later found unresponsive, face down in a bathtub. Her mouth was swollen, and another tooth had been knocked out, the lawsuit claims. She was later diagnosed with “global and irreversible brain damage.”
Since her hospitalization, Brown’s estate claims that Gordon stole an additional $11,000 from her bank account. After filing the suit, Hargrove released a statement explaining the legal move, writing:
Today I filed a lawsuit on behalf of Bobbi Kristina Brown. I filed this lawsuit to pursue justice on behalf of Bobbi Kristina Brown. No human being, male or female, should endure what Bobbi Kristina endured.
Pat Houston and Bobby Brown have done all they can to take care of Bobbi Kristina since this terrible tragedy occurred. I have worked closely with both of them, and we all want the very best for Bobbi Kristina. This lawsuit represents our collective efforts to get justice for Bobbi Kristina.
We pray that justice will be done for her and that it will be swift.
Brown’s estate is requesting at least $10 million in damages from Gordon.
Yesterday, we told you about the explosive appearance that Nick Gordon recently made on “The Dr. Phil Show.” In case you missed it, the pre-recorded episode served as emergency intervention staged by Gordon’s birth mother, Michelle. Nick, however, was reportedly under the impression that it was just going to be a simple interview. During the episode, Nick not only opens up about the passing of Whitney Houston and the bathtub incident involving Bobbi Kristina Brown, but he also admits to substance abuse.
It has also been reported that Nick expressed during the episode that he would commit suicide if Bobbi Kristina doesn’t pull out of the coma she’s been in for the past month. If true, this would be the second time the 25-year-old publicly talked about taking his own life. Days ago, he made similar comments on Twitter.
I'm so hurt I wanna do myself in, I know I have to strong
— Nick Gordon (@nickdgordon) March 4, 2015
Unsurprisingly, his mom says that he suffers from depression. According to TMZ, shortly after the taping of the episode, Nick checked into rehab. Its currently unclear what facility he’ll be receiving treatment at and how long he will be staying.
Though I initially felt that Nick’s Dr. Phil appearance would play out like a train wreck, perhaps some good can actually come out of this. Hopefully, he will stick with the rehab program long enough to receive the help that he needs.
The episode airs Wednesday, March 11.
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It looks like the rumors were true. Earlier today, CBS confirmed reports that Nick Gordon will be appearing on a special episode of “Dr. Phil.” The news was officially announced in a press release sent out by the network.
The episode will apparently serve as an intervention for a “distraught and out of control” Nick, who will be joined by his mother, Michelle. During the sit down where Phil will attempt to provide the treatment Nick “appears to so desperately need,” the troubled 20-something will open up about his struggles with drugs and alcohol.
Michelle will also reveal that Nick has been struggling with guilt since Whitney’s passing.
“As we sit here right now, my son’s life hangs in the balance,” she tells Phil in a clip, according to Us Weekly. “When Whitney was found, he administered CPR to her and called me as he was standing in front of her saying, ‘Mom, why couldn’t I do it? I couldn’t get air into her lungs.'”
“He won’t let go of the guilt,” she continued.
The emotional episode is set to air Wednesday, March 11.
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According to TMZ, Nick Gordon will sit down for an interview with Dr. Phil to finally divulge information on what happened the day he found Bobbi Kristina facedown in her bathtub.
As the story goes, the TV psychologist is meeting up with Gordon in the next few days to set up a formal interview. Not only will Gordon talk about that fateful and frightening day, but he will also reportedly discuss his issues with Bobby Brown and the Brown family, and their decision to keep him from Bobbi Kristina during this harrowing time.
Interesting enough though, Gordon has avoided speaking with police as of late about the goings-on of the day Bobbi Kristina was found, and what took place before she got in the tub. So it’s interesting that he would want to be so open with Dr. Phil when the things he says in their chat could be used against him (unless he pleads the fifth the entire time, and in that case, he might as well sit down somewhere). But then again, Gordon has been behaving odder than usual as of late. From calling out Bobby Brown and his parenting skills to telling his followers he has contemplated suicide recently (“I’m so hurt I wanna do myself in, I know I have to [sic] strong”), he has been letting it all hang out online. So with that in mind, letting it all hang out on TV really isn’t that surprising. However, it’s not a good look for a man who wants everyone to believe he genuinely cares for Bobbi Kristina.
Nick Gordon Goes From Pleading To See Bobbi Kristina To Attacking Bobby Brown On Twitter: “Dude Is A Joke”
We told you over the weekend that Nick Gordon was claiming that he had been prohibited from seeing Bobbi Kristina at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. He took to Twitter to plead for the chance to visit with her. In fact, he said that being able to talk to and touch Bobbi Kristina could make all the difference.
“Let me in the hospital to see my girl and let her hear my voice SHE WILL WAKE UP!!!”
“If she hears MY voice let me massage her, play her favorite music I believe it will help. If you ask Bobby anything abt he cannot answer”
But Bobby Brown’s lawyer issued a statement saying that Gordon kept himself from seeing her by not complying with what the family wanted, including talking to police:
“Let me be very clear, Mr. Gordon was offered an opportunity to potentially visit Bobbi Kristina and he declined to meet the terms of any possible visit. Obviously Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe.”
Since then, Gordon has spent much of Sunday night and Monday afternoon lashing out at Bobby Brown and his family. He started off calm:
And then he just started airing people out:
And it went downhill from there:
He even claims that he is the one who encouraged Bobbi Kristina to work on her relationship with Brown:
Gordon also spoke about his regrets and his times with both Bobbi Kristina and Whitney.
While I can understand Gordon’s frustration, I don’t see how trying to blast Bobby and the family is going to get him any closer to Bobbi Kristina. If he has nothing to hide, he should try and comply so that he can be near her, because this isn’t helping anything.
The situation surrounding Bobbi Kristina is just getting messier and messier by the minute.
Nick Gordon, the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina, took to twitter last night to tell the world he has not been allowed to see Bobbi Kristina. Gordon tweeted,
— Nick Gordon (@nickdgordon) February 21, 2015
If she hears MY voice let me massage her, play her favorite music I believe it will help. If you ask Bobby anything abt he cannot answer
— Nick Gordon (@nickdgordon) February 22, 2015
Bobby Brown refuted these claims with a statement. His lawyer stated,
“Let me be very clear, Mr. Gordon was offered an opportunity to potentially visit Bobbi Kristina and he declined to meet the terms of any possible visit. Obviously Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe.” His lawyer did not detail what the terms were.
Police officers are treating the situation as a criminal investigation and Nick Gordon has not talked to police officers thus far. Many believe the terms included an interview with police officers.
As for Bobbi, she still remains in a medically induced coma, three weeks after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub.
According to her family members, doctors have been attempting to slowly lift her coma. Her breathing tube has been removed, and she will now be ventilated through a hole in her throat.