Civil suit filed alleges Nick Gordon abused Bobbi Kristina Brown - CBS46 News

Civil suit filed alleges Nick Gordon abused Bobbi Kristina Brown

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ATLANTA (CBS46) -

A civil suit has been filed against the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, alleging abusive behavior.

The suit was filed by Bedelia Hargrove on behalf of Bobbi Kristina Brown, who died July 26 at a hospice center.

Hargrove is in charge of Bobbi Kristina's $20 million estate.

The lawsuit, filed in Fulton County State Court, alleges tortuous conduct causing substantial bodily harm committed by Gordon.

The suit says Gordon allegedly punched Brown in the face, knocking out a front tooth. He is also accused of dragging Brown by her hair up a flight of stairs.

A friend also says Brown admitted that Gordon "wasn't the man she thought he was" and set up a meeting with the friend to discuss the issue further.

Brown did not make that meeting as she was found later that day unresponsive and unconscious, face down in a bathtub.

Her mouth was swollen and another tooth had been knocked out.

Medical personnel were able to revive Brown and she was placed in a medically-induced coma. She was diagnosed with global and irreversible brain damage.

The suit also accuses Gordon of stealing over $11,000 from Brown's bank account.

The lawsuit seeks damages of at least $10 million.

CBS46 attempted to get Nick's side of the story. Reporter Dontaye Carter went to the office of Gordon's Lawyer, Randy Kessler. Kessler wasn't available but sent Carter a text message saying he can't discuss details of the case.

Bedelia Hargrove released this statement regarding the civil suit:

"I filed a lawsuit on behalf of Bobbi Kristina Brown. I filed this lawsuit to pursue justice on behalf of Bobbi Kristina Brown. No human being, male or female, should endure what Bobbi Kristina endured.

Pat Houston and Bobby Brown have done all they can to take care of Bobbi Kristina since this terrible tragedy occurred. I have worked closely with both of them and we all want the very best for Bobbi Kristina. This lawsuit represents our collective efforts to get justice for Bobbi Kristina.

We pray that justice will be done for her and that it will be swift."

Click here to read the entire court document.

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