Nick Gordon may have had alterer motives in visiting Bobbi Kristina Brown's grave. Gordon, 25, was reportedly flown to New Jersey to visit Fairview Cemetery by friends, allowing him to get some closure. New reports, however, suggest he may have gone to visit Bobbi Kristina, who was 22 at the time of her death, for a paycheck.
According to Page Six, it was no coincidence that paparazzi caught Gordon saying his final goodbyes on Aug. 17. The site reports that Gordon down on his luck financially and was offered a hefty amount -- $40,000 to be exact -- for photos from the visit. With a lawsuit pending and talk of a potential murder trial brewing, Bobbi Kristina's former boyfriend is reportedly hoping to put the money to good use. Sources told the publication he plans to put every penny toward his legal defense.
"Nick is broke. He can't afford to defend himself. There was a deal for that money to go to his defense fund," one source said.
Gordon was flown to New Jersey, where both Bobbi Kristina and her mother, Whitney Houston, are buried side-by-side, earlier this month. It was reported that "generous friends" paid for his flight, though no one was named. A little over a week before his visit Gordon was accused of having played a hand in Bobbi Kristina's death. The once aspiring actresses conservator filed an amendment to a pre-existing lawsuit against Gordon alleging that he gave his then-girlfriend a "toxic cocktail" before putting her facedown in the bathtub in their Atlanta, Georgia, home. The amendment also goes into grave detail about physical abuse Bobbi Kristina allegedly suffered at the hand of Gordon during their lengthy relationship.
Gordon's lawyers released a joint statement responding to those claims shortly after. In it, both denounced any and all charges against him as false, calling the entire lawsuit "baseless" and slanderous. The statement went on to say that Gordon was "heartbroken" after Bobbi Kristina's death, insinuating that there is no way he could be responsible.
Although Gordon has not spoken publicly about claims he was paid for visiting Bobbi Kristina's grave, his reps claim the story is "completely fabricated." According to Extra, his rep went on to say Page Six is in no way "a trusted source in news."