In case you have a life and/or enough self-respect to have missed watching Nick Gordon‘s interview-cum-intervention with Dr. Phil yesterday, don’t worry – I’m here to tell you what an unsurprising trainwreck the whole thing was. Not because I watched it live either, of course, but the internet is a miraculous place where things are available roughly five seconds after they air, so here we are. Before we get to the video, here are a few… erm, highlights? Or at least a few things to note, at the very least. – Nick was drunk when he turned up for the interview. Dr. Phil was aware of this before the cameras started rolling but decided a paycheck was worth more than his dignity, so the interview went forward. At one point, Nick says, “You’re gonna ask… I’ve been drinking. I have been doing Xanax… I’ve been sober besides that.” – Nick’s mom claims that Nick has tried to kill himself by taking pills and insists that he would never have hurt Bobbi Kristina. – At one point, Nick shouts “I hate Bobby Brown!” – At another point, he begins playing a Whitney Houston song on his phone and sobbing. Yikes. Really don’t even know what to say about this giant mess. Every single person involved in this should be ashamed of themselves for various reasons… but here ya go.
Well, this is insane. Bobbi Kristina, who is still fighting for her life in hospital with pretty much zero chance of ever regaining consciousness, was apparently super in love with the man who was never actually her husband, Nick Gordon. It turns out, Nick might have been not only abusing her regularly leading up to the tragic incident that found her face down in her bath tub, but he may actually have been directly involved in that incident. According to Leolah Brown, Bobbi’s aunt, Nick is being investigated for her attempted murder!
Here’s what Leolah wrote on Facebook (of course):
“Dr. Phil, With all due respect, Nick Gordon is under investigation for the attempted murder of my niece Bobby Kristina Brown.
“We have strong evidence of foul play. Until this investigation is completed by law enforcement, I would ask that you or anyone else not provide this individual a platform to spin this situation to his benefit.”
“If Nick Gordon does not have the courage to speak with my brother Bobby Brown and/or law enforcement about what happened the day my niece’s body was found in a bathtub, he does not deserve to have a platform to speak to anyone of your caliber until this investigation is concluded. Respectfully, Leolah Brown.”
Well, that’s pretty damning. Is it true? Who can say – but the police do want to speak to him. That being said, one would think if it was for attempted murder, he wouldn’t have a choice NOT to speak to them, so I don’t know if this is actually happening. Was Nick Gordon involved? I would have to say yes, obviously.
In any case, speaking of that Dr. Phil interview that’ll be on this week, we have a preview clip and if this doesn’t look like the fakest, most ridiculous bullshit I’ve ever seen, I don’t know what does:
Nick Gordon won’t talk to police or Bobby Brown about what really happened with Bobbi Kristina before she was found face down in her bathtub at the end of January, leading to her being placed in a medically induced coma with little chance of survival. So who will he talk to? Dr. Phil, of course! That’s right – he’s taking all that “mental anguish” and cashing in on some TV time (and probably actual cash, since you know he’s getting paid for this bullshit) by opening up about his feelings for a total quack, as you do.
Here’s the scoop from People:
The episode airing Wednesday, per a CBS press release, will see Dr. Phil McGraw “offering Gordon the treatment he appears to so desperately need as he battles drug and alcohol addiction.”
Also appearing on the segment will be Gordon’s mother, Michelle.
“As we sit here right now, my son’s life hangs in the balance,” says Michelle in her segment with Dr. Phil, according to the release.
Gordon, 22, will open up about the “severe pain, mental anguish and panic attacks” he says that he has been experiencing ever since finding Bobbi Kristina, now 22, face down and unresponsive in a bathtub in her Georgia home on Jan. 31.
“He won’t let go of the guilt,” reads Michelle’s statement.
Yeah, okay. I mean, sure, maybe he does love her – so much so that he had allegedly been abusing her for years. He’s a drug addict and so is Bobbi Kristina, only her life is the one that’s been lost and he’s the asshole trying to make money off the whole thing. He’s so desperate to see Bobbi, but not willing to meet the very few conditions he’d need to in order to see her, so I’m not buying this bullshit. The only things Dr. Phil did by having Nick on his show is a) give him more publicity and b) buy him more drugs.
While Bobbi Kristina remains in a coma in a hospital with failing organs and not much hope of ever waking up, the Houston and Brown families have been working to keep Nick Gordon, Bobbi’s fake-husband and possible abuser from seeing her. The police are also said to be investigating him for possible domestic violence, and Nick has been doing everything he can to avoid that questioning. He refused to speak to police in exchange for being allowed to see Bobbi, and he even went so far as to file a restraining order against the police to keep them from getting a hold of private security footage of his and Bobbi’s house. Which, you know, is not at all condemning!
However, Nick seems to have had a change of heart, since he likely realised that being scared shitless to let police see what actually went on in your house when your girlfriend nearly drowned to death (and pretty much did, if you look at it from another angle) probably doesn’t cast him in the best light.
After Gordon’s lawyers Joe S. Habachy and Randall M. Kessler filed the documents, however, a new statement to Us Weekly reveals that Gordon has since changed his mind, in an effort to comply with the police investigation.
“To protect his client’s interests, Mr. Habachy filed the Temporary Restraining Order. However, Mr. Gordon has since elected to dismiss the claim in an effort to help Roswell PD speed up their investigation,” the statement to Us reads.
In the initial filing, Gordon’s lawyer claimed that “The Search Warrant violates the Fourth Amendment in that it is overly broad and seeks private data ‘without limitation,’ and fails to narrowly limit the scope of the data sought by date or other characteristics.” The decision to seek a temporary restraining order came after Gordon received notice from Nest Labs that it had “received ‘legal process’ for data and documents related to the account and that it intended to comply.”
Huh. I don’t see anything good coming from any of this, to be honest. Why is this guy such an asshole and what exactly does he have to hide? Also, if he bought himself some extra time before turning over this footage, can’t he have theoretically destroyed the incriminating bits to spare himself?
Bobbi Kristina Brown‘s fake-husband-actually boyfriend Nick Gordon has been banned from the hospital where she’s currently in a coma, and he’s also under investigation by police for being an abusive prick. While Nick’s playing the part of the aggrieved lover rather unconvincingly, he’s not willing to meet Bobby Brown‘s demands for being allowed to see his beloved: talk to the police about the allegations against him.
Brown lawyer says, “To address the continued and never ending media requests for comment about Mr. Gordon’s requests to visit Bobbi Kristina, let me be very clear, Mr. Gordon was offered an opportunity to potentially visit Bobbi Kristina and he declined to meet the terms of any possible visit.”
The lawyer won’t say what “term” Gordon must meet, but it’s pretty apparent. TMZ broke the story there’s a criminal investigation because Bobbi Kristina had visible injuries when she was rushed to the hospital, and Nick is the target of the investigation. Seems obvious … Brown wants Nick to talk to cops.
The lawyer certainly hinted he wants Nick to sit down with police, saying, “We are only concerned with individuals that can help Bobbi Kristina and bring resolution to the investigation.”
As far as we know Nick has not been interviewed by police and the investigation is ongoing.
Nick made a public plea Saturday night to allow him in the hospital, claiming he’s the one who can bring his girlfriend back to life, but Brown’s lawyer scoffs, saying, “Obviously Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe.”
Yikes. This whole situation is just awful all around and has no chance of ever getting any better. But how on earth is Nick being investigated, and yet he’s allowed to refuse to speak to police? Isn’t that… not optional at this point? What the hell kind of investigation is this, anyway?
If this asshole had nothing to hide, he’d be more than willing to speak to police, whether or not it was a condition of his ability to see his girlfriend. Fuck off with this dude.
Bobbi Kristina has been in a medically induced coma for nearly three weeks now – ever since she was found face down in her Georgia home’s bathtub. Her condition hasn’t changed at all, and it’s likely she’ll never wake up, but as her family isn’t ready to give up on her just yet, it became necessary this week for surgeon’s to perform a tracheotomy.
The procedure isn’t an indicator of a change in her condition, however. “She is still critical,” a family source told PEOPLE. “We don’t know what the outcome will be. No one is giving up on this kid.”
“You can’t leave a breathing tube in long-term because it’s an infection risk and can erode through the trachea,” [internist Dr. Levi Benson] says. “[The patient's] condition is the same; a tracheostomy [allows for] another type of breathing tube.”
“You wait to see if the patient recovers their breathing function and if the patient does not recover, and if you think the patient might need to have a ventilator long-term, then you do the tracheostomy.”
If Bobbi did make a miraculous recovery and wake up, she should still be able to speak since the new breathing tube doesn’t interfere with the vocal cords.
To be honest, I don’t know why they’re putting Bobbi or themselves through this. Then again, if that was my loved one, I don’t know that I’d find it so easy to just say “You know, she’s never going to wake up, just let her go”. I’d probably want to try absolutely everything, too.
Nick Gordon has pretty much been outed as a domestic abuser – not to mention he’s not actually legally married to Bobbi Kristina – but in order to make himself look like he’s not a complete scumbag, he decided to make a grand gesture of gentlemanship: he got Bobbi’s name tattooed on his arm.
This is not only hideous, but like… seriously? Nick isn’t allowed to the hospital to see Bobbi due to the restraining order against him by Pat Houston, but according to his lawyer he’s not interested in pursuing legal action to change that. Instead, he’ll just sit back and get ugly tattoos. Whatever, man.
Still no update on Bobbi’s condition – the last I’ve read, her organs are shutting down one by one, but the family still isn’t quite ready to take her off life support.