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Bobbi Kristina's ex Nick Gordon 'was paid $40k for tearful photos at her grave'

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Published 27/08/2015 | 14:34

Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown
Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina Brown
Bobbi Kristina Brown died in hospice care on July 26 (AP)
Singer Cissy Houston and her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)
Singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

Nick Gordon was reportedly paid $40,000 for sad photos taken by Bobbi Kristina Brown’s grave.

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The 22-year-old daughter of the late Whitney Houston and singer Bobby Brown passed away at the age of 22 on July 26, having been buried at the Fairview Cemetery in New Jersey near her mother’s plot.

Images of Bobbi Kristina’s former boyfriend Nick were published in the National Enquirer, which sees him mourning over her grave, holding a bouquet of roses and crying profusely.

Read more: Media outlet 'pays $100k for photo of Bobby Kristina Brown in coffin'

Bobbi Kristina Brown died in hospice care on July 26 (AP)
Bobbi Kristina Brown died in hospice care on July 26 (AP)

But according to PageSix the pictures were set up, as an insider claims “it was not by accident that Nick was photographed at the site”.

Apparently he was paid $40,000 by the tabloid for the photos which were taken by photographers who staked out near the premises for two days after receiving a scoop he’d turn up.

Nick is facing a huge lawsuit from Bobbi Kristina’s conservators, which could see him forking over millions of dollars if he loses. Bobbi Kristina’s estate has filed a case against him for wrongful death asking he pay $10 million in damages for the loss of her life.

It’s claimed Nick desperately needed the money from the tabloid graveside images to pay his own legal bills.

Singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)
Singer Whitney Houston, left, and daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown arrive at an event in Beverly Hills, Calif. (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg, File)

Read more: 'I am completely numb at this time', Bobby Brown pays tribute to late daughter Bobbi Kristina

“Nick is broke,” the source noted. “He can’t afford to defend himself. There was a deal for that money to go to his defense fund.”

But a representative for the young man denies any of this occurred.

“This is completely fabricated. I would also like to add, Page 6 [sic] isn’t a trusted source in news,” his spokesperson scoffed.

Singer Cissy Houston and her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend the premiere party for
Singer Cissy Houston and her granddaughter Bobbi Kristina Brown attend the premiere party for "The Houstons On Our Own" at the Tribeca Grand hotel in New York (Photo by Donald Traill/Invision/AP, File)

The National Enquirer responded in a more vague manner when questioned on whether Nick was paid for the photographs.

“The National Enquirer, more than any other publication, has been unflinching in our reporting of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown,” the publication’s representative said.

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