Bobby Brown Says He Wants Nick Gordon in Prison for Role in Daughter's Death

Bobby Brown in 2015
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Bobby Brown arrives on the red carpet at the BET Honors 2015 at Warner Theater on Jan. 24, 2015.

Bobby Brown wants his daughter Bobbi Kristina's ex boyfriend Nick Gordon in jail for his role in her 2015 death.  

Speaking on The Dr. Oz Show in an interview that airs Thursday, Brown commented on a judge's September ruling against Gordon in a wrongful death lawsuit filed by her estate. Since Gordon repeatedly failed to meet court deadlines in the case, the conservator of Bobbi Kristina's estate won by default. Now Gordon will be required to pay damages of an amount determined by a jury trial. 

But Brown said that wasn't enough for him.

"We're not after any money," said Brown. "I really just want the DA to do what he's supposed to do, do his job. Finding out that [Gordon]'s liable was a blessing and it's just the first step to, you know, him being found criminally, responsible for my daughter's death."

Brown added, "I think he should be in prison." 

In the wrongful death lawsuit against Gordon, Bobbi Kristina's court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove, alleged that Gordon had assaulted Bobbi Kristina after a cocaine- and alcohol-fueled argument and that he gave her a "toxic cocktail" of drugs had caused her to pass out in a bath tub, leading to her six month coma and eventual death.

Bobbi Kristina was Brown's only daughter with Whitney Houston

The former New Edition star is promoting his new memoir Every Little Step, which in part chronicles his struggles with drug abuse. He told Dr. Oz, "Jail got me to stop taking drugs. I never wanted to go back to jail. I didn't want to be incarcerated ever, ever again. I didn't want my kids to grow up and see me in that type of light. So I try to be as strong as possible for them every day. And it takes every day for me to do that."


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