Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend Nick Gordon ordered to pay $36 million in wrongful death lawsuit

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Nick Gordon better start checking his couch cushions for change, because he was just ordered to pay a fortune in the wrongful death lawsuit filed against him.

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Gordon, the boyfriend of Bobbi Kristina Brown, was ordered to pay more than $36 million Thursday after being found responsible for Brown's death.

Attorney R. David Ware, who represented Brown's estate in the suit, told TheWrap that Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford ordered Gordon to pay a total of $36,250,000 in damages.

The damages were broken down into $1.575 million for money taken from Brown's account; $250,000 in punitive damages; $1.37 million for assault and battery; $13.8 million for pain and suffering as a result of assault; $4.2 million in punitive damages; and $15 million for present value of life.

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Bobbi Kristina, then 1 years old, was the apple of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's eye at an awards show. (Photo by Ron Wolfson/The LIFE Images Collection/Getty Images)

Bobby Brown, proudly carried his adorable 1-year-old baby down the red carpet at the Soul Train Awards in 1994.  (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown were all smiles as they carried their baby girl to Bobby's 25th Birthday Party on February 4, 1994 at Tavern on the Green in New York City. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
Just mama and baby! Whitney whisked her tiny tot through LAX airport during a 1995 outing.  (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
The family hits the town!  Bobby and Whitney head to New York City with Bobbi Kristina in 1995. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Like mother like daughter. Whitney and Bobbi Kristina dressed in identical white suits for the New York City premiere of Whitney's film,"The Preacher's Wife" in 1996. 

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Everybody's matching! The family color-coordinated their black and white ensembles to attend the Fourth Annual International Achievement in Arts Awards in 1998 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)
She's mommy's girl. Whitney Houston brought her daughter up on stage during a concert in 1999 in New York City. (Photo by L. Busacca/Larry Busacca/Wireimage)
Later during the same show, the entire family hit the stage.  (Photo by L. Busacca/Larry Busacca/Wireimage)

The family got together for a promotional shot for their NBC show, "Being Bobby Brown." Bobbi Kristina posed on the right and held the family dog. (Photo by F. Scott Schafer/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Whitney Houston leaned down to plant a big one on her baby girl during the 2001 BET Awards. (Photo by M. Caulfield/WireImage)
Bobby Brown, Whitney Houston, and Bobbi Kristina headed to the the VH-1 Divas 2002 - Show. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Disney day! The whole family headed to the happiest place on earth ahead of the "The Priness Diaries 2: Royal Engagement" premiere. (Photo by Lee Celano/WireImage)

Bobbi Kristina and Whitney matched their outfits for the 2009 American Music Awards and looked happier than ever together. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/AMA2009/WireImage)

Talent runs in the family. Whitney brought Bobbi Kristina up on stage during a performance in 2009 to do a duet. Seems appeared to be on the upswing for the often troubled family.(Photo by Ben Hider/Getty Images)

The mother-daughter duo hit the 2011 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute To Industry Icons in stunning black mini dresses. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic)

Romance is in the air! Bobbi Kristina Brown hit 'The Houstons: On Our Own' series premiere party in 2012 with her "adopted brother" turned boyfriend, Nick Gordon. (Photo by Shareif Ziyadat/FilmMagic)

Following the death of her mother in February 2012, Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown became closer than ever and cuddled up at the 'We Will Always Love You: A GRAMMY Salute to Whitney Houston' concert in October 2012. (Photo by Christopher Polk/WireImage)

The happy couple reportedly became engaged in 2013 and were all smiles at an event ahead of the 2014 Grammy Awards. This was one of the last public photos taken of the pair before Bobbi Kristina was found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Georgia home on January 31, 2015. ( Photo by Tiffany Rose/WireImage)

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"There was an urgent need, in my mind, to get justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown and that's why I took the case," Ware said. "We intend to pursue, with all vigor, the full collection of the judgment. The Defendant will not escape justice nor ever profit from his misdeeds. We hope that in some small way this will allow Krissy's family to continue their quest for peace."

Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Georgia home on Jan. 31, 2014, and died on July 26, 2015 at age 22 after clinging to life for six months.

Gordon was sued last year by Brown's court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, last year. Hargrove accused Gordon of giving Brown a "toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious and then put her face down in a tub of cold water."

In addition to the wrongful death claim, the suit also alleged assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and transferring money without authorization.

In September, Gordon was found responsible for Brown's death by Bedford, after he failed to appear in court.

"The court finds Nicholas Gordon in contempt of its March 25, 2016 order," Bedford found. "All of Nicholas Gordon's pleadings are struck and judgment by default is hereby ordered against Nicholas Gordon."

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January 4 -- Robert Stigwood, manager of the Bee Gees and Cream.

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January 4 -- Country singer Craig Strickland was found dead at age 29 from hypothermia.

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January 6 -- Pat Harrington, Jr., actor in 'One Day at a Time,' died at 86 from complications from Alzheimer's disease.

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January 14 -- Actor Alan Rickman, popular for playing Professor Snape in the 'Harry Potter' films, died at 69 after battling cancer.

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January 18 -- Glenn Frey, founding member of The Eagles, died at age 67 due to complications from multiple ailments.

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February 2 -- Jibri Bryan, #34, of the Mercer Bears was killed in a shooting at age 23.

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February 4 -- Maurice White, founder of Earth, Wind & Fire, died from the effects of Parkinson's disease at age 74.

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February 4 -- Astronaut Edgar D. Mitchell, the sixth person to walk on the moon, passed away at 85 under hospice care.

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March 9 -- Beatles producer Sir George Martin passed away at age 90, as announced by Ringo Starr on Twitter.

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March 16 -- Singer Frank Sinatra Jr.

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March 29 -- Oscar winning actress Patty Duke, at the age of 69.

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Actor Tommy Ford passed on October 12, he was 52 years old. (Photo by Moses Robinson/Getty Images)

Agnes Nixon the creator of 'All my children' left us on September 28th at the age of 93.

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Darrell Ward the star of 'Ice Road Truckers' life was taken in a plane crash, he was 52 years old. 
Popular voice actor Jack Riley passed on August 19th. (Photo by Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
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