Nick Gordon’s team: Bobbi Kristina Brown’s death was an accident or suicide, ‘not a murder’

Nick Gordon should be left alone now that Bobbi Kristina Brown's autopsy report is public, his attorneys say.

Nick Gordon should be left alone now that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s autopsy report is public, his attorneys say.

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Bobbi Kristina Brown was not murdered and Nick Gordon is not a murderer, his attorneys said Tuesday while trashing the Georgia prosecutors who have been investigating the death of Whitney Houston’s only child.

“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,” attorneys Joe Habachy and Jose Baez said in a statement that went out of its way to reinforce their client’s love for Bobbi Kristina.

Brown’s autopsy report, which was unsealed last week and released Friday, did not state a specific cause of death. “Death was clearly not due to natural causes,” the report said, “but the medical examiner has not been able to determine whether death was due to intentional or accidental causes, and has therefore classified the manner of death as Undetermined.”

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Since the 22-year-old was found unresponsive in a bathtub in the Atlanta-area home she shared with her quasi-"brother"-turned beau, Gordon’s life “has been tumultuous,” his lawyers said, and he’s been “publicly humiliated” by the Fulton County district attorney’s office. The autopsy report, they said, was clear evidence that Brown’s death was an accident.

“Frankly,” Habachy and Baez said, “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. And the right thing for everyone to do is let Nick live his life now and let Bobbi Kristina rest in peace.”

Though no criminal charges have been filed, Gordon faces a civil suit filed by Brown’s court-appointed conservator last July, alleging he abused his girlfriend, took $11,000 from her and maneuvered himself into a position to control her and the substantial estate she inherited after Whitney Houston died.

Last August, after Bobbi Kristina died, the $10-million claim was amended to include an allegation of wrongful death, accusing Gordon of injecting his girlfriend with a “toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious” and placing her in the bathtub.

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