Yesterday we learned that the real-life Lifetime movie villain Nick Gordon had been ordered by a judge to pay $36 million to the late Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate after he was found liable for her death last year. Bobbi Kristina Brown’s estate might not want to hold their breath while they’re waiting for Nick’s money. Sources tell TMZ there isn’t a great chance that Nick is ever going to pay it.
Nick was ordered to pay $36 million after Bobby Brown testified in court saying that his daughter was pursuing a career in the entertainment field and had “unlimited” earning potential before she was found unresponsive in her bathtub almost two years ago. There was a pretty detailed breakdown of what Nick owed for what, like pain and suffering and loss of life. But Nick Gordon is allegedly so broke, he barely has enough money to pay for his own legal bills. Sources say that Nick has made some money by doing interviews, like the supremely messy one he did with Dr. Phil. However, all the money he made has gone to paying his criminal attorneys. They also say Nick doesn’t have a job right now.
One of those sources close to Nick laughs at the judgement and adds that the only way he’s going to pay any of that $36 million is if he were to win the lottery.
Bobby Brown must know that the bank account for Bobbi Kristina’s estate has a better chance of being filled with cobwebs, because he has demanded something a little more attainable. USA Today says that Bobby has called for criminal charges against Nick Gordon. It might be a little tough to criminal prosecute Nick Gordon. Even though the whole situation surrounding Bobbi Kristina’s death was beyond shady, there isn’t any proof that her death was the result of foul play.
It doesn’t take a Suze Orman to determine that Nick isn’t going to pay much of that $36 million. But that’s not going to stop him from spending money. At the very least, maybe part of his repayment will come in the form of an endless stream of side-eyes and guilt trips every time he buys something. “I can’t help but notice you walked right past the $0.99 scratchy-ass toilet paper and went straight for the expensive kitten brand. You must have paid back that $36 million you owed.”