The man Whitney Houston‘s family accused of contributing to the death of Bobbi Kristina has been arrested for domestic violence in Florida.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, Nick Gordon was arrested Saturday on a battery charge, and also lists domestic violence. He was given a bond of $500, and is currently in the process of being released. He’ll be back in court on April 6.
According to the arrest report, Cops responded to a possible domestic disturbance Saturday morning shortly after midnight to make contact with Gordon and his girlfriend, Laura Leal. Gordon told cops that he wanted Leal to leave his house because she ripped his shirt and threw a bottle at him. He said that Leal and him had both been drinking alcohol, and that she “attacked him for no reason and that she is ‘crazy.'” Gordon’s injuries amounted to a cut on his thumb.
Cops then spoke with Leal, and observed a “visible injury to include slightly swollen bottom lip with dried blood.” She said that she picked Gordon up from a bar near their home, and while she was driving Gordon struck her in the right side of her cheek area several times. She also told police that he “pulled her hair and stated to her that he should make her wreck the vehicle.” Photographs of her injuries were taken.
She refused to press charges against Gordon, as well as refused to sign any domestic violence paperwork. But, based upon the evidence at the scene, Gordon was arrested for battery domestic violence.
The couple told officials they have been dating for one year, and moved in together 6 months ago.
Bobbi Kristina and Nick Gordon had a tumultuous relationship before she was found unresponsive in a bathtub in the couple’s Atlanta home in 2015. She was put into a medically induced coma and died 6 months later. Gordon was later sued by Bobbi Kristina’s family for wrongful death, and was eventually ordered to pay over $36 million after being found legally responsible for her death. However, he was never criminally charged, and he has denied any wrongdoing.
In 2017 Nick Gordon escaped another prosecution for domestic violence after allegedly beating up Leal. She later stop cooperating with officials, and they were forced to drop the charges.