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Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon pretended to be her husband so he could control her and her money, a lawsuit claims. Getty Images/Christopher Polk

Police might not officially suspect Nick Gordon of foul play in Bobbi Kristina Brown’s bathtub accident, but her conservator, Bedelia C. Hargrove, certainly does. Hargrove filed a lawsuit Wednesday in Fulton County Superior Court in Atlanta that claims Gordon abused his girlfriend and stole thousands from her bank account.

Local news station WXIA-TV posted a PDF of the complaint. Click here to read it.

Until Brown, 22, was found unresponsive on Jan. 31, it was thought Gordon was her legal husband. However, the suit claims Gordon "perpetuated the fraud that he had married Brown, though in fact he never did so.”

He pretended to be her husband to "control Brown and limit with whom she could interact,” the suit claims. He also "manipulated her bank relationship so that he could access her money. This was all part of a scheme to benefit from her wealth.”

It’s been rumored that Bobbi Kristina Brown inherited a $20 million estate after her mother, Whitney Houston, drowned in a bathtub in 2012.

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The family of Bobbi Kristina Brown, photographed alongside (from left) Nick Gordon, Gary Houston and Patricia Houston at the premiere of the opening night of "The Houstons: On Our Own" in October 2012, are refusing to give up despite the lack of change in her condition. Reuters

She knew their relationship had deteriorated and supposedly planned to break up with Gordon since he “was not the man she thought he was,” according to the suit. They arranged to meet on Jan. 31, the day Brown was found unconscious in a bathtub. When authorities found her, she was missing a tooth and her mouth was swollen, the lawsuit claims. While she was in a medically induced coma, Gordon stole $11,000 from her bank account, the lawsuit claims.

Gordon is accused in the lawsuit of assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and transferring money from Brown’s account into his own without authorization. The lawsuit, which is seeking $10 million dollars in punitive damages, said the amount is “based on the foregoing wrongful conduct by [Gordon], which was knowing willful, intentional, reckless and/or grossly negligent.”

The suit was filed on the same day it was determined Brown has "global and irreversible brain damage." Her aunt Pat Houston released a statement Wednesday that said Bobbi Kristina would be moved to hospice care and no longer receive medical assistance from doctors. “We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now,” Houston told E! News in a statement.

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