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File- This Oct. 12, 2012 file photo shows Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown attending the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York. A rep for the family confirmed Friday Jan. 10, 2014, that the 20-year-old Brown married Gordon. But the rep did not know where or when the marriage took place. ( Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP,File)

Nick Gordon found legally responsible in Bobbi Kristina Brown's death


A Georgia judge Friday found Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, legally responsible for her death.

Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford said Friday that because Gordon had failed to show up for the civil hearing twice, anything alleged by the plaintiff is admitted through omission, according to People magazine.

Brown's estate filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gordon last year.

The lawsuit alleges that Gordon beat her up after a "cocaine and drinking binge."

In addition, the lawsuit alleges that Gordon gave Brown a "toxic cocktail," which caused her to pass out.

An autopsy in March revealed that Brown's death was due to drug intoxication and immersion in water, the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office told CNN.

Gordon's former lawyer, Randy Kessler, told People magazine that although he is not representing the 26-year-old in this case, he doesn't believe Gordon did anything wrong.

"As I understand it - and I am not representing [Gordon] - he did not have a lawyer for this civil case and because he failed to respond or to appear, the court simply granted Plaintiff's requests to assess liability," Kessler told People magazine.

Although Gordon was found liable for Brown's death in civil court, he has never been criminally charged in connection with her death.

Brown was the only child of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston.

She was found unresponsive in her bathtub on Jan. 31, 2015, and remained in a coma until she died six months later.

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