Page Six is reporting that the Enquirer paid that amount for photos and videos of his so-called “secret pilgrimage” to the final resting place of his late girlfriend.
The pics from inside New Jersey’s Fairview Cemetery were included in a National Enquirer cover story Wednesday. He was captured holding two bouquets of roses, kissing Bobbi Kristina’s tombstone, taking cellphone photos of it and having a breakdown.
But “it was not by accident that Nick was photographed at the site,” an insider told Page Six. Another source said the Enquirer paid Gordon $40,000 for the shots. (“Entertainment Tonight” licensed the video, which aired Wednesday. Click here to watch.)
Sources said Gordon, 25, visited the grave on Aug. 17 with members of his team, but tipped photographers had staked out the cemetery for two days to capture the dramatic scene.
A source tells Page Six that Gordon intends to use the money for his “legal defense fund” because he is “broke,” and his legal team includes Casey Anthony’s expensive lawyer Jose Baez.
Gordon’s facing a $10 million civil suit brought by Bobbi Kristina’s conservator, claiming 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.”
A rep for Gordon responded to allegations his client was paid by the Enquirer: “This is completely fabricated. I would also like to add, Page 6 [sic] isn’t a trusted source in news.”