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Bobbi Kristina Brown Placed Into Hospice Care, Suit Filed Against Nick Gordon

by Phil Helsel /  / Updated 

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Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston, has been moved into hospice care, nearly five months after the 22-year-old was found unresponsive in a bathtub of her home, her family announced in a statement Wednesday.

"Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown's condition has continued to deteriorate," her aunt and co-guardian, Pat Houston, said. "As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God's hands now."

Brown has been in treatment and unresponsive since she was found in a bathtub of her Roswell, Georgia, home on Jan. 31. Her grandmother said she has "irreversible" brain damage. Hospice care focuses on providing comfort to patients with terminal conditions, rather than trying to cure them.

Also Wednesday, the conservator for Brown filed a lawsuit against Nick Gordon, the man who has been described as Brown’s husband and boyfriend — although the exact nature of the relationship has been challenged by other members of Brown’s family.

The suit, filed in Superior Court of Fulton County in Georgia by conservator Bedelia C. Hargrove, accused Gordon of abusing Brown and seeks $10 million.

The suit alleges that Gordon physically abused Brown and improperly withdrew $11,000 from her bank account after she was in a coma.

Gordon was like a brother to Brown after he was taken in by Whitney Houston at the age of 12 — but he was never formally adopted.

After Houston's death in February 2012, Gordon and Brown went public with their romance and said they were allegedly engaged that October. Her father, R&B singer Bobby Brown, has insisted the two are not married.

The lawsuit says there was a loud argument between Gordon and Brown the morning of Jan. 31 — before she was found in the bathtub. The suit claims that “by direct and proximate result” of [Gordon’s] conduct, Brown has suffered life threatening bodily harm and damages.”

Police have said they investigated the case as a medical emergency and no foul play is suspected. No criminal charges have ever been brought in the case.

A representative for Gordon did not immediately return requests for comment. He said in a Tweet Wednesday, "We keep praying, she has fought hard this long don't give up."

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