Nick Gordon

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According to Page Six reports:

 Nick Gordon — who was banned from girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral by her dad, Bobby Brown,  was paid $40,000 for photos and video of him going to Bobbi Kristina’s grave, sources exclusively tell Page Six.

The money is allegedly “legal defense fund” because Nick is “broke” and needs the money to pay his top legal team, which includes Casey Anthony’s lawyer Jose Baez.

The photos were displayed in a National Enquirer cover story Wednesday of Gordon at New Jersey’s Fairview Cemetery with two bouquets of roses,kissing Bobbi Kristina’s tombstone while crying.

“Nick is broke,” our source said. “He can’t afford to defend himself. There was a deal for that money to go to his defense fund.” “Entertainment Tonight” licensed the video, which aired Wednesday.

Gordon’s facing a $10 million civil suit brought by Bobbi Kristina’s conservator, which his reps blasted as “slanderous.” It claims Gordon plied Bobbi Kristina with a “toxic cocktail” and “put her face down in a tub of cold water, causing her to suffer brain damage.”

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