"We believe we know who harmed Bobbi Kristina Brown and his name is Nick Gordon," said Bobby Brown's lawyer Christopher Brown, in a statement to PEOPLE
“In regards to the civil litigation, we believe we know who harmed Bobbi Kristina Brown and his name is Nick Gordon,” said Brown’s lawyer, Christopher Brown, in a statement to PEOPLE on Monday. Bobbi Kristina died on July 26, six months after she was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home.
“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 dollars in damages,” continues the statement.
“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. 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.”
(Gordon’s team has previously called the suit “slanderous and meritless,” adding: “Nick has been heartbroken and destroyed over the loss of his love and it’s shameful that such baseless allegations have been presented publicly.”)
No criminal charges have been filed against Gordon.
Bobbi Kristina’s cause of death has been determined, but the Fulton County Medical Examiner is not disclosing information. In the statement, Christopher Brown reveals the family supports that decision.
Adds Bobby Brown: “I look forward to having the Court hear the evidence in the civil lawsuit and hopefully the criminal action very soon.”
Earlier this month, Brown revealed he is in the process of creating Bobbi Kristina’s Serenity House – which is “being established as a safe haven, emergency center and advocacy resource center for women affected by domestic violence.”
“It’s a place that I’m building that I feel is needed,” Brown explained. “Because if I could have been there two days before anything happened to my daughter, it wouldn’t have went down like that.”
•Reporting by MELODY CHIU