Bobby Brown is hopeful of ''criminal action soon'' following the death of his daughter.

The 'Every Little Step' hitmaker - whose daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away in July after six months in a coma - believes the 22-year-old aspiring actress' boyfriend Nick Gordon is somewhat to blame for her death.

A statement released through his lawyer said: ''In regards to the civil litigation, we believe we know who harmed Bobbi Kristina Brown and his name is Nick Gordon. Mr. Gordon made headlines when he filed his Motion to Dismiss the lawsuit pending in Superior Court that seeks to hold him responsible for 40 Million Dollars in damages.

''However, the Motion was frivolous and instead of having it heard by the Court, he has chosen to withdraw the Motion, ending that matter so that he could avoid having to give his deposition which was scheduled for the day he withdrew the Motion. Mr. Gordon will now have to give his deposition under oath ...

''I look forward to having the Court hear the evidence in the civil lawsuit and hopefully the criminal action very soon.''

Meanwhile, Bobby previously revealed he would be setting up a centre to help women affected by domestic violence in memory of his daughter.

He shared: ''It's a place that I'm building - that we're just starting to build - that I feel is needed. Because if I could have been there two days before anything happened to my daughter, it wouldn't have went down like that.''