Nick Gordon has been arrested for allegedly attacking his girlfriend in Florida. The 29-year-old was arrested for battery, according to People, following an incident that took place early Saturday.
Authorities responded to a possible domestic disturbance at Gordon's home where he was with girlfriend Laura Leal.
Gordon told police that he wanted his girlfriend to leave after she allegedly ripped his shirt and threw a bottle at him, as the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office shared.
She claimed that he allegedly struck her in the face while she was driving. She said that Gordon allegedly pulled her hair and “stated to her that he should make her wreck the vehicle." The officer who responded to the incident said that Leal had a minor swollen bottom lip with dried blood. Based upon these injuries, Gordon was arrested.
Both Gordon and Leal (seen below) were reportedly drinking prior to the incident. She refused medical treatment and did not want to press charges.
Gordon was given a bond of $500. He is slated back in court on April 6.
In 2017, Gordon was arrested for alleged domestic violence against Leal. He denied those charges in court and said that it was he who was "abused."
Gordon was raised by late superstar Whitney Houston and was romantically involved with her daughter Bobbi Kristina. He was with Bobbi Kristina during the time of her drowning death in 2015. Her family has suspected Gordon of causing the death, while he has continued to deny any wrongdoing. In 2016, her autopsy showed that the drugs found in her system included "marijuana, alcohol, benzoylecgonine (a cocaine-related substance), benzodiazepines (medications used for sedation or to treat anxiety) and morphine." Gordon was found legally responsible in a wrongful death lawsuit and ordered to pay $36 million to her estate in 2015, but he has never been charged criminally.
Bobbi Kristina's father, Bobby Brown, spoke out against Gordon in light of his arrest. "Domestic violence killed my daughter, and on March 4, 2018, the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House held our first event to strike back at domestic violence,” singer told US Weekly. “I personally would like to extend my hand to Ms. Leal and offer her services through our organization. I do not want to see any more families destroyed at the hands of domestic violence and I do not want any more women to suffer like my daughter did. We are here to assist and we hope to hear from Ms. Leal.”
Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House offers support and services for domestic violence survivors.
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