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Bobby Brown 'pleased' by court ruling

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Bobby Brown 'pleased' by court ruling

Bobby Brown is pleased that Nick Gordon has been found "legally responsible" for the death of his daughter.

Bobbi Kristina Brown tragically passed away in July 2015, six months after she was found unresponsive in a bath tub and her father is glad to have some answers after a judge found her former fiancé legally responsible for her death.

He told People magazine in a statement: "I am pleased with the outcome of today's court proceedings.

"All I ever wanted was answers relating to who and what caused my daughter's death. Today's judgment tells me it was Nick Gordon. Now I need to process all the emotions I have and lean on God to get me and my family through this."

The decision by the judge was made after Nick failed to show at two civil wrongful death hearings.

R. David Ware, a lawyer for the conservator of Bobbi Kristina's estate, said: "In court today, we finally finished a long journey for justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown. The court agrees with us, by striking Mr. Gordon's answer that he is legally responsible for her death. The only thing left to prove is the value of her life. We intend to do that ... It's not a criminal case but it doesn't have to be. We want to legally establish he was responsible for her injuries the proceeded her death and we've done that today."

Speaking outside of court, Bobbi Kristina's aunt Leolah Brown added: "It's been a long time. They should have gotten him. He should have been arrested. I'm angry. I'm angry because I want to see some justice. Something has to happen and it has to happen soon."

Following the decision, a jury will now be tasked with deciding what damages Nick will have to pay to the late star's estate.