Nick Gordon is finally speaking out about his involvement in Bobbi Kristina Brown's hospitalization and eventual death. Since the initial incident, which occurred on Jan. 31, 2015, rumors have been swirling about the possibility that Gordon intentionally brought harm to his then-girlfriend — claims he continues to deny.
In a statement, released to People magazine, Gordon's legal team maintains his innocence. Attorneys Jose Baez and Joe S. Habachy wrote that their client's life has been made more difficult by this case and the false stories surrounding it. The statement goes on to say that not only was he prevented from visiting "the love of his life" in the hospital, but he is now being blamed for her death. Baez and Habachy claim Gordon did everything in his power to save Brown, who would have turned 23 on March 4, 2015. He is said to have been more than cooperative with authorities from the earliest moments of their investigation and, according to his lawyers, loved her more than anyone else.
Brown's former boyfriend's legal representatives suggest that the Fulton County District Attorney's office is to blame for much of their clients suffering, due largely in part to the fact that they refuse to end their investigation. In the statement, Baez and Habachy allege that during a recent court appearance Henry Newkirk, the Fulton County Superior Court Judge, told them over and over again that they had been digging for evidence for more than a year. Gordon's legal team suggests that prolonging the investigation with no evidence to go on is only fueling the media's twisted obsession with the 26-year-old.
"The truth is that Nick tried to save Bobbi Kristina's life. The truth is that Nick cooperated with law enforcement since day one. The truth is that no one loved Bobbi Kristina more than Nick and no one has suffered more as a result of her death than Nick," the statement reads. "The Fulton County District attorney's office even now continues to suggest that there is an ongoing investigation. However, at the recent hearing regarding unsealing the autopsy report, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk repeatedly reiterated that the Fulton County District Attorney's Office has had 13 months to investigate. By failing to acknowledge that there is simply no evidence of any wrongdoing, they have in essence helped feed the slanderous media frenzy regarding Nick Gordon."
Gordon's lawyers spoke to TMZ on March 4 after the Fulton County Coroner's Office released a copy of Brown's autopsy. The documents cited drowning, aided by the use of various substances, as her official cause of death. Gordon's lawyers claimed that the unsealed autopsy report proves their client had nothing to do with her death, despite the insistence of members of her family as well as her lawyers. They told the outlet that it not only proves Gordon's innocence, but that Brown was simply struggling with a drug problem.
While Gordon and his attorneys were thrilled about the unsealing of the autopsy reports, members of Brown's family were not so sure it was the right decision. Her father, Bobby Brown, spoke out about it in a statement given to E! Online. He told the site it was "mind-blowing" that they would release the autopsy results before concluding that her death was not a murder, and asked for fans to "pray for my family."