Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, was seen relaxing with his friends in a hot tub near his Florida home Thursday while his girlfriend’s family gathered at a hospice care facility where she was moved after her condition deteriorated. Gordon, who is suspected of abusing his girlfriend, has not been allowed to see Bobbi Kristina since she was hospitalized in January.
The Daily Mail photographed Gordon Thursday evening at his duplex home hours after Fulton County District Attorney’s office confirmed it was reviewing Bobbi Kristina’s case “with great interest.” The 25-year-old was also photographed relaxing in a hot tub with friends Thursday.
Earlier in the day, Gordon, who has been vocal on social media since Bobbi Kristina’s hospitalization, deleted his Twitter account. Gordon’s last message on Twitter was posted after news emerged that his girlfriend was being moved to hospice care. “We keep praying, she has fought hard this long don’t give up hope,” he wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
On Wednesday, a lawsuit was filed by Bobbi Kristina’s conservator, Bedelia C. Hargrove, alleging that Gordon abused his 22-year-old girlfriend and stole thousands from her bank account. The lawsuit reportedly demands “punitive damages” of at least $40 million on four counts of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and conversion.
The daughter of Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Atlanta home on Jan. 31 following which she was placed in a medically induced coma and was on life support at a hospital. In mid-March, the aspiring actress was moved to the DeKalb Medical rehabilitation facility for treatment but showed no signs of improvement.
Gordon, who first spotted Bobbi Kristina unconscious in the bathtub, reportedly performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a bid to revive her as he waited for paramedics to arrive. A criminal investigation is ongoing in the case after police found injury marks on Bobbi Kristina’s body. Prosecutors are also reportedly preparing a potential murder case against Gordon as hope for Bobbi Kristina’s recovery fades.
“The Roswell Police Department has forwarded its investigative file to our office,” Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard Jr. said in a statement Thursday, according to WTVT. “In view of the new circumstances regarding the health status of Bobbi Kristina Brown, we will be reviewing the case with greater interest. An announcement regarding a charging decision, if any, will be made at the appropriate time.”
The lawsuit filed against Gordon claims that he first posed as Bobbi Kristina’s surrogate “brother” before he “assumed the position of Brown’s boyfriend” after she inherited a $20 million estate from her Grammy award-winning mother, who died under similar circumstances in February 2012. The documents also detail how Gordon used “misrepresentation” as a way to “control Brown and limit with whom she could interact.”
TMZ reported Thursday that the family's decision to discontinue life support for Bobbi Kristina could mean she is nearing death.