Bobbi Kristina Brown boyfriend Nick Gordon is ‘Scapegoat,’ says relative

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend Nick Gordon is “holed up” in his home in Orlando, according to a relative, after Bobbi Kristina’s estate sued him for $40 million.

The estate accused him of physical abuse and robbery, one day after Whitney Houston’s daughter was moved to hospice care.

The Fulton County district attorney is also reviewing the Jan. 31 incident where Bobbi Kristina ended up face down in a bathtub. Nick Gordon has been the subject of the investigation.


“He feels – and we all feel – like Nick has been a scapegoat in this case,” a close relative of Gordon’s tells PEOPLE. “It’s scary for him, because he hasn’t done anything wrong. He is completely innocent.”

“He has always cooperated with police, and he has nothing to hide,” the relative continues. “Anyone who looks at the facts would see that.”

The relative says that Gordon is holding up as well as can be expected. “It’s a stressful time for him,” says the relative. “He’s not doing too well, but he’s being as strong as he can.”

Bobbi Kristina Brown boyfriend Nick Gordon is 'Scapegoat,' says relative

I think that Bobbi Kristina’s estate, led by a court-appointed conservator, suing Nick Gordon does not bode well for him moving forward. I am very curious as to what criminal charges will emerge from this.

Nick Gordon checked out of drug rehab last April.

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