Nick Gordon has been found responsible for the death of his ex-Bobbi Kristina Brown after failing to show up for court on Friday.
Gordon, who had elected to represent himself in the trial, was not in attendance however, leading the judge to declare that all allegations made by Bobbi Kristina’s estate in the case would be admitted through omission.
A jury will now hear the case and decide on the damages owed by Gordon to the estate, who had been seeking $50million in their lawsuit.
The news that Gordon had failed to appear for court was first reported by 11 Alive.
Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, passed away at the age of 22 on July 26, 2015.
She spent the final six months of her life in a medically induced coma after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home.
‘In court today, we finally finished a long journey for justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown,’ R. David Ware, a lawyer for Brown’s conservator, said outside of court.
‘He is legally responsible for her death, and the only thing left for us to prove is the value of her life,’ R. David Ware, the lawyer for Bobbi Kristina’s estate, said outside the courthouse Friday morning.
‘And we intend to do that.’
Meanwhile, Judge T. Jackson Bedford, who was presiding over the case, said of Gordon on Friday: ‘I do not like people thumbing their nose at the court.’
Gordon previously voiced his disregard for the estate’s wrongful death lawsuit while appearing on Dr. Phil this past April.
Bobby Brown also joined his daughter’s estate in the wrongful death suit just two weeks after Gordon’s interview.
His sister Leolah was in court on Friday and took some time to speak with reporters on her way out of the building, saying: ‘It’s been a long time. They should have been gotten him. He should have been arrested. I’m angry. I’m angry because I want to see some justice. Something has to happen and it has to happen soon.’
Bobbi Kristina’s autopsy report showed that her face being immersed in water, along with drug intoxication, led to her death.
The medical examiner could not determine whether her death was an accident.
In an interview with DailyMail.com after the release of Bobbi Kristina’s autopsy, a happy and smiling Gordon said; ‘I’m glad that s*** is all over.’
He then added; ‘I just want to wish my girl a Happy Birthday. I can’t say any more but it’s good.’
The estate claims in their lawsuit that Bobbi Kristina’s death happened after Gordon had been ‘out all-night on a cocaine and drinking binge.’