Bobby Brown "Pleased" About Ruling Over Bobbi Kristina's Cause Of Death

Photo: Greg Allen/Rex USA.
UPDATE: Bobby Brown's attorney, Christopher Brown, has issued a statement in favor of the court's ruling to keep Bobbi Kristina Brown's cause of death sealed. He also spoke out against Nick Gordon, who is being sued for wrongful death by her estate.

“In regards to the civil litigation, we believe we know who harmed Bobbi Kristina Brown, and his name is Nick Gordon," Brown, of Brown & Rosen, told Refinery29 in a statement. “Mr. Gordon made headlines when he filed his Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit pending in Superior Court that seeks to hold him responsible for $40 million in damages. However, the Motion was frivolous, and instead of having it heard by the Court, he has chosen to withdraw the Motion, ending that matter so that he could avoid having to give his deposition, which was scheduled for the day he withdrew the Motion. Mr. Gordon will now have to give his deposition under oath.

"I am not shocked at the withdrawal, as we must keep in mind that Gordon filed a lawsuit to remove Bobby Brown as Bobbi Kristina’s guardian, only to withdraw that lawsuit in DeKalb County Probate Court once he was served with a deposition notice," Brown added. "He could have pressed forward with that lawsuit and told us under oath what he believed happened to Bobbi Kristina, but he chose to go in another direction.”

Bobby Brown added his own comment.

“I look forward to having the Court hear the evidence in the civil lawsuit and hopefully, the criminal action, very soon," the singer said.

This story was originally published at 9 a.m.

Georgia's Fulton County Superior Court has ruled that the results of Bobbi Kristina Brown's autopsy are to be kept sealed, the local medical examiner announced over the weekend. The 22-year-old daughter of Bobby Brown and the late singer Whitney Houston died on July 26. She had been in a medically induced coma for six months.
"The Fulton County Medical Examiner has classified the cause and manner of Bobbi Kristina Brown's death," the office said in a press release obtained by CNN. "However, a Fulton County Superior Court Order dated September 25, 2015, has been received, sealing the autopsy report and ordering the medical examiner to not release any further information to the public."

Brown was found unresponsive in a filled bathtub on January 31, nearly exactly three years after Houston died in a similar incident. Her estate is suing boyfriend Nick Gordon for wrongful death, alleging that he beat Brown before giving her a "toxic cocktail." The case against Gordon will, of course, hinge on Brown's exact cause of death.

More from News

Just when we thought we couldn't handle any more Hollywood romances ending, Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber broke up. "Over the past few months we've ...
Viola Davis wants people to rethink what it means to be a survivor of sexual assault. In a speech benefitting the Rape Foundation, the How to Get Away ...
We've been waiting for this news ever since President Obama announced that the White House would host South by South Lawn. The official lineup is here, ...
You could spend all day critiquing the media for the lack of compelling content created by and starring women. But why not put the kind of female-centric...
Dusty Rose Levine 9/21/16 A photo posted by Adam Levine (@adamlevine) on Sep 23, 2016 at 9:40pm PDT Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo Levine have ...
Update: Marion Cotillard's longtime partner, Guillaume Canet, has also weighed in on the Pitt-Jolie divorce rumors. In a post on Instagram, he wrote a long...
Fact: When a woman turns 30, she can do whatever the fuck she wants. To be sure, a woman can do just about anything just about anytime she wants. The ...
Last month, Star Wars star Daisy Ridley abruptly quit Instagram. The internet assumed that online bullying spurred her departure, because, well, the ...
Kylie Jenner has been summoned for questioning in a lawsuit against Tyga, TMZ reports. Before October 6, Jenner will appear for examination in a case ...
Pharrell Williams, the man responsible for "Happy," the song that would not go away, is expecting another child with his wife, Helen Lasichanh, E! Online...
Think about your nineteenth birthday. Perhaps it was not as special as your eighteenth birthday, but still a good birthday. You're an adult. Maybe you're...
Brad Pitt has added a well-known Beverly Hills attorney to take his side in one of the biggest Hollywood splits of our time. Pitt will be represented ...
Birth of a Nation star Gabrielle Union defended her director, Nate Parker, at the movie's premiere. To say that controversy has dogged the director and...
Last we saw Daniel Radcliffe, he was riding a farting corpse across the ocean. That's totally okay! Radcliffe's post-Potter career choices have veered ...