*Lawyers for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend are calling on a prosecutor to make clear to everyone that she was not murdered, reports The Associated Press.
Last fall, Brown’s estate filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against Nick Gordon, accusing him of giving her a “toxic cocktail” and putting her face down in water. Last week, Gordon said he felt vindicated after her newly-unsealed autopsy report showed drugs in her system.
Gordon’s attorneys Joe Habachy and Jose Baez released a statement Tuesday calling on Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard to acknowledge there was no evidence of wrongdoing in Brown’s death.
“Frankly, 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,” the statement from Gordon’s attorneys says. “And the right thing for everyone to do is let Nick live his life now and let Bobbi Kristina rest in peace.”
Howard spokeswoman Claire LaBriola said that the district attorney had no comment. Last week, his office said their investigation into Brown’s death would continue.
The daughter of singers Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown, was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her suburban Atlanta townhome Jan. 31, 2015. She died in hospice care July 26.
Howard asked a judge to seal Bobbi Kristina’s autopsy report while his office investigates. The judge did so in September, but last week ordered it unsealed after two television stations challenged it.
The autopsy report shows that Brown’s face being immersed in water, along with drug intoxication, led to her death. The medical examiner couldn’t determine whether her death was an accident.
Habachy and Baez said Howard fought to conceal evidence that Brown’s death “was nothing more than a tragic accident.”
“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,” Habachy and Baez wrote.
Howard said last week his office had “valid public safety and investigative” reasons for asking that the autopsy report be sealed. He has said very little about his office’s investigation and hasn’t said whether he has a suspect.