"No one has suffered more as a result of her death than Nick," his attorney tells PEOPLE

By Steve Helling
Updated March 08, 2016 11:15 AM


Since Bobbi Kristina Brown died last year after being found unresponsive in her bathtub, questions have swirled about the involvement of her boyfriend, Nick Gordon.

In a statement to PEOPLE, Gordon’s attorneys, Jose Baez and Joe S. Habachy, say that their client is innocent – and has been going through a difficult year.

“Nick Gordon’s life has been tumultuous since January of 2015 when he lost the love of his life,” say Baez and Habachy. “On top of being prohibited from visiting Bobbi Kristina at the hospital for the last six months of her life, Nick has been publicly humiliated for more than a year.

“Throughout that time,” the statement continues, “the Fulton County District Attorney’s office has tried to make Nick a murderer despite having clear and convincing evidence that Bobbi Kristina’s death was nothing more than a tragic accident, evidence that the District Attorney’s office fought to seal and conceal from the public rather than allowing her fans to know the truth.”

“The truth is that Nick tried to save Bobbi Kristina’s life. The truth is that Nick cooperated with law enforcement since day one. The truth is that no one loved Bobbi Kristina more than Nick and no one has suffered more as a result of her death than Nick.”

The statement continues: “The Fulton County District attorney’s office even now continues to suggest that there is an ongoing investigation. However, at the recent hearing regarding unsealing the autopsy report, Fulton County Superior Court Judge Henry Newkirk repeatedly reiterated that the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has had 13 months to investigate. By failing to acknowledge that there is simply no evidence of any wrongdoing, they have in essence helped feed the slanderous media frenzy regarding Nick Gordon.”

“Frankly, the right thing for the District Attorney’s office to do right now is to tell the public the truth… that this was an accident… or even a suicide, but not a murder,” the statement concludes. “And the right thing for everyone to do is let Nick live his life now and let Bobbi Kristina rest in peace.”

Earlier this month, prosecutors said that the death was still under investigation. The D.A.’s office has yet to name a suspect.

Brown’s father Bobby’s attorney released a statement Friday, saying: “We will continue in our efforts in the civil lawsuit and the criminal investigation.” (In September, the singer’s lawyer accused his daughter’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, of her death, arguing in a statement: “In regards to the civil litigation, we believe we know who harmed Bobbi Kristina Brown, and his name is Nick Gordon.”)

Bobbi Kristina’s court-appointed conservator has also filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Gordon, claiming he “injected” her with a “toxic mixture.”

Gordon denies the allegations.