By Mark Gray
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend Nick Gordon was ordered to pay $36 million to his deceased girlfriend‘s estate after being found liable for her death.
A judge on Thursday issued the ruling, agreeing with Bobby Brown that his daughter was a star in the making and had unlimited earning potential.
“She was an entertainer. If you were around her all you could do was laugh. She told a lot of jokes,” Bobby told the court. “She was always the [life] of the party… She was the life of anywhere she went. Anybody she was around definitely enjoyed her company.”
He added, “I know she had the talent to be successful.”
He went on to say that he believed that Nick was responsible for her death.
Nick was not present in court and hadn’t been there through the course of the wrongful death trial.
The judge broke down the high dollar amount, awarding $15 million for her net worth and future potential income. He also awarded $13 million for “pain and suffering.”
The estate originally sought $40 million from Nick.
TMZ reported that the final tally came after tearful testimony from Bobbi Kristina’s friends and family.
Although no criminal charges were ever filed, Bobbi’s estate filed the suit against Nick, alleging he gave her the toxic mix of drugs, which the medical examiner said played the key role in her drowning death on July 26, 2015.
As apart of the $36 million ruling, the judge also awarded $1.5 million and punitive damages of $250,000 for stealing funds after Bobbi’s estate accused Nick of regularly transferring funds from her account to his account, including $11,000 after she’d fallen into the coma on Jan. 31, 2015.
A judge also awarded $1.3 million for physical abuse that Bobbi’s estate he inflicted upon her, as well as a $4.2 million because he was allegedly under the influence of drugs and alcohol.