Bobbi Kristina's ex arrested for domestic assault

By Nici De Wet
12 June 2017

Bobbi Kristina Brown's ex Nick Gordon is back in trouble.

The 27-year-old was arrested on the weekend for alleged domestic violence battery against his live-in girlfriend Laura Leal (26) following a heated confrontation in Sanford, Florida.

A police statement read that Gordon "hit and punched Leal in the face and the back of her neck with a closed fist".

Gordon has denied hitting her and told the cops he was the one who was "abused". He said Leal was lying and he wants to press charges against her.

According to the report, the two got into a heated argument which lasted most of the night after returning home from watching an NBA game at a sports bar.

"Leal advised that Gordon was upset because he thought she was trying to hook up with one of his friends," the report stated,"

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Leal stated that she would never give Gordon a reason to be suspicious or jealous about being with another man. Leal stated her feelings for Gordon are real but added that the relationship was toxic."

When she wanted to use her laptop computer so that she could contact her sister through Facebook, Gordon took it away.

Leal said she had no way of communicating with the outside world as Gordon had smashed her cell phone a few weeks prior. He'd

He'd also hidden his own cell phone so she couldn't seek help.

"Leal stated that Gordon would not allow her to leave the apartment and continued to punch and hit her," the arrest report stated.

Just after dawn, she managed to run to Gordon's mother's bedroom and wake her up.

After appearing in court, the judge set Gordon's bail at $15 500 (about R200 000), ordered him to wear a GPS monitor and to stay away from Leal. He is due back in court in August.

Gordon's arrest comes seven months after a judge found him legally responsible for the 2015 death of Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of late pop star Whitney Houston and rapper Bobby Brown. He was ordered to pay more than $36 million to her family.

The $36 million included $15 million for present value of life, $13.8 million for pain and suffering and $1.37 million for assault and battery. The lawsuit had alleged Brown "died due to a violent altercation" with Gordon, "after which he placed her in a bathtub in their Georgia home, unconscious, after he injected her with a toxic mixture."

Whitney helped raise Gordon from a young age, but never formally adopted him. He also appeared in the short-lived reality show The Houstons: On Our Own, where he and Bobbi Kristina announced their engagement.

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Sources:, cbsnews

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