Bobbi Kristina Brown: Nick Gordon Sued for Alleged Domestic Violence, Theft

The executor for Bobbi Kristina Brown is seeking millions in punitive damages.

June 25, 2015, 10:20 AM

— -- On the same day of the announcement that Bobbi Kristina Brown is now in hospice, her partner, Nick Gordon, was hit with a civil suit for alleged bodily harm and theft, among other claims, according to paperwork obtained by ABC News.

Bedelia Hargrove, conservator for the 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston, filed a civil suit in Georgia Superior court in Fulton County against Gordon Wednesday, claiming he fraudulently depicted himself as her husband in 2014 to "limit whom she could interact" with, stole funds from her and transferred them into his own account, and "threatened trustees."

The lawsuit, which is seeking $10 million in punitive damages for multiple counts, also claims Gordon committed "domestic violence on Brown, including punching her in the face, knocking out a front tooth, and dragging her upstairs by her hair."

Gordon's lawyer did not return ABC News' request for comment about the lawsuit. Gordon did tweet a message of hope for Brown Wednesday, which is now protected and blocked from the public.

He has denied harming her in the past. “I would never hurt anybody,” Gordon told Dr. Phil McGraw in March.

Gordon’s mother also told McGraw about the argument, but that "Nick walked away from the argument [and] went to another bedroom to fall asleep.” She did not say anything about alleged assault.

The lawsuit also claims Brown and Gordon got into a "loud argument" just before she was found unresponsive in her Georgia home at the end of January. Brown was found "with her mouth swollen and another tooth knocked out," the document claims.

After Brown was hospitalized, the suit alleges, Gordon stole more than $11,000 from Brown.

Brown was found face down in her tub Jan. 31 by Gordon and a friend, and has been in treatment, hospitals and rehab ever since. Her family said Wednesday she is in hospice with irreversible brain damage.

"Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate," her aunt Pat Houston told ABC News in a statement Wednesday. "As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now."

Separately, the Fulton County District Attorney Paul L. Howard, Jr. told ABC News today that "The Roswell Police Department has forwarded its investigative file to our Office. 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.”

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