Cissy Houston Cannot Legally Evict Nicholas Gordon From Whitney's House, Lawyers Say

Thu, March 15, 2012 11:30am EDT by 17 Comments
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Whitney’s mother Cissy may think Bobbi Kristina’s relationship with Nicholas is ‘incestuous,’ but she has no legal right to kick him out.

Bobbi Kristina Brown’s romantic relationship with her “adopted brother” Nicholas Gordon has definitely raised headlines in the media, but it is the 19-year-old’s grandmother Cissy who has been the most vocal about her disapproval. “What they’re doing is incestuous,” a friend of Whitney Houston‘s elderly mother tells TMZ. Cissy has expressed her outrage of the relationship before, but now that reports have surfaced about the couple’s secret engagement,  she’s taking it one step further by trying to evict Nick, 22, from Whitney’s $1.2 million dollar Atlanta townhouse he’s currently sharing with Bobbi Kristina. That would be no easy feat, according to comments from multiple lawyers.

“Cissy Houston, as an executor of the Whitney Houston estate, can file an application with the probate court to request that Nick Gordon be removed from the home,” Vikki Ziegler, celebrity attorney, exclusively tells “However, there must be a legitimate legal basis due to the fact that Bobby Kristina will inherit the home and its contents. The legal basis must be strong and damaging, otherwise it may likely not be a winnable argument.”

“As Bobbi Kristina has rightful possession to live at the home, as long as she wants Nick there, Cissy is out of luck,” echos NYC attorney Danielle Petitti.

What do you think HollywoodLifers — should Cissy be allowed to kick Nick out of Whitney’s home or should she mind her own business?

— Jennifer Kamm

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