Ailing Bobbi Kristina Brown has been sued by a motorist who claims he was severely injured in a car crash she caused early this year.
Georgia resident Russell J. Eckerman claims Bobbi Kristina was speeding and tailgating when she lost control of her car on January 27. She then swerved over the yellow line, where she hit Russell’s vehicle head-on. Russell allegedly suffered fractures to his spine, face and skull in the crash. He is now seeking $730,000 in damages.
At the time of the crash, Bobbi Kristina said she lost control of her car because of a blown-out tire. Authorities later found a nail in the tire in question. Whitney Houston’s daughter also stuck around after the crash to make sure Russell was OK.
“She was running and screaming, ‘Oh my gosh,’” witness Osse Lessage said of Bobbi Kristina’s actions after the crash. “My brother-in-law was there (saying) ‘calm down, calm down.’”
It’s unclear if Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family will have to pay Russell any money in this car crash lawsuit. But it is yet another blow for the 22-year-old’s loved ones, who recently confirmed that her condition has gotten worse. Bobbi Kristina was found unconscious in her bathtub on January 31, and she has been in a medically-induced coma ever since. Last week, her family announced that she had been placed in hospice care.
“Despite the great medical care at numerous facilities, Bobbi Kristina Brown’s condition has continued to deteriorate,” Bobbi Kristina’s aunt Pat Houston said in a statement. “As of today, she has been moved into hospice care. We thank everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”
This isn’t the only legal battle Bobbi Kristina Brown’s family is facing. The same day Bobbi Kristina was placed in hospice care, her conservator filed a lawsuit against the 22-year-old’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon. Bedelia Hargrove accused Nick of pretending to be Bobbi Kristina’s husband so he could take advantage of her money.
“The misrepresentation that Defendant was Brown’s ‘husband’ was used to control Brown and limit with whom she could interact,” the lawsuit reads in part. “For example, Defendant often answered Brown’s personal cell phone, would not allow her to make appointments without his approval, and manipulated her bank relationship so that he could access her money. This was all part of a scheme to benefit from her wealth.”