Nick Gordon, the man who dated Whitney Houston’s daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested for domestic violence battery.
This is not Nick Gordon’s first run-in with the law. He’s had a bumpy road since Bobbi Kristina Brown, his former fiancée, passed away. He was arrested on domestic violence charges less than a year ago. Read more about his latest charges right here.
Nick Gordon’s Arrest
Gordon was arrested on Saturday, March 10 on domestic violence charges in Florida. The Seminole County Sheriff’s office confirmed he was arrested on one charge of “battery — touch or strike.”
He posted bail of $500 and is scheduled to appear in court on April 6.
This marks the second time in less than a year that Gordon was arrested for domestic violence. However, the victim hasn’t changed.
In both incidents, the victim was Gordon’s current girlfriend, Laura Leal.
Allegations against Nick Gordon
According to reports, Gordon and Leal got into an altercation on Saturday when Leal picked Gordon up from a bar. He allegedly struck her on the right side of her face several times and pulled her hair.
When they got home, a verbal altercation broke out at which point police were called to their house.
After authorities found visible injuries, including a swollen lip with dried blood, on Leal, they arrested Gordon. They did this despite her refusal to press charges.
Gordon alleged that Leal refused to leave his home after she threw a bottle at him and ripped his shirt. Calling her “crazy,” he claimed she attacked him without reason.
On June 9, 2017, he was arrested in Florida on charges of domestic violence battery kidnapping/false imprisonment of an adult.
He allegedly beat up Leal to the point that she had to be taken to a hospital. According to reports, he wouldn’t let her leave the house until the police intervened.
She refused to cooperate with authorities and the charges were dropped.
Responsible for Bobbi Brown’s Death?
After being in a coma for months, Bobbi Kristina Brown passed away in July 2015 at the age of 22. At that time, there were allegations that Gordon had abused Brown when she was found unconscious in a bathtub.
Their engagement previously made headlines since Gordon was taken in by Brown’s family and raised by Whitney Houston alongside her daughter. Her family was reportedly not in favor of her dating Gordon, whom she once referred to as her brother.
A wrongful death lawsuit was filed against Gordon. The suit alleged that he placed Brown in the bathtub after injecting “her with a toxic mixture.”
Though he was not charged with her death, Gordon was held “legally responsible” for Bobbi Brown’s death. He was ordered to pay $36.0 million to Brown’s family.
After her death, he relocated to Florida and worked as a landscaper. There, he began dating Leal. But the domestic abuse history followed.