Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend Nick Gordon is arrested for ‘beating and kidnapping’ his new girlfriend 26-year-old Laurel Leal
Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend has been arrested for domestic violence and kidnapping his current girlfriend.
Nick Gordon, who was held legally responsible for the death of his girlfriend Bobby Kristina Brown in 2015, was arrested in Florida on Saturday afternoon for allegedly kidnapping and battering his current girlfriend.
26-year-old Gordon was taken into custody by police in Sanford, Florida, on Saturday afternoon, TMZ reported.
He faces a domestic violence battery charge as well as a charge of kidnapping and false imprisonment of an adult.
According to the gossip site, Gordon is alleged to have assaulted his girlfriend so severely that she needed to seek treatment at a hospital on Friday night.
The next morning, she appeared at a Sanford police station and filed a report claiming that she was beaten and not permitted to leave her house.
Nick Gordon, was taken into custody by police in Sanford, Florida, Saturday after the complaint filed by his live-in girlfriend of two months, Laura Leal, [left].
Gordon who was taken into custody Saturday afternoon in Sanford, Florida is facing charges of domestic violence battery and kidnapping/false imprisonment of an adult.
The victim 26-year-old Laurel Leal reportedly, filed a police Saturday morning claiming she’d been battered and not allowed to leave their residence. Responding officers found Nick at the pool area, when they got to the residence.
Nick Gordon was arrested Saturday on charges of Domestic battery, in Florida
Photos of the alleged victim obtained by TMZ show a number of black and blue marks on her left upper arm and bicep region.There are also several discernible marks on her forearm.
Gordon was hit last November with $36 million in damages to Bobbi Kristina’s estate. He is still under criminal investigation for her death.
Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of the late singer Whitney Houston and her husband, the rapper Bobby Brown, was just 22 when she died two years ago.
The aspiring singer was discovered face down in the bathtub of her north Atlanta home in January 2015 and died about six months later without coming out of a coma.
Her death came six months after she fell into a coma that she would never wake from, after Gordon found her body submerged in a bathtub at the home they shared. An autopsy found that drug intoxication and the immersion of her face in the water contributed to her death.
Gordon was found legally responsible for the death in a civil case in 2015. Last year, he was ordered to pay Brown’s family $36million.
Bobby Kristina, [left], died six months after she fell into a coma and never woke up, after boyfriend Nick Gordon [right], found her body submerged in a bathtub at the home they shared
Gordon continues to deny the allegations, insisting he tried to save Brown’s life.
However Gordon conceded the civil suit by default, contempt as neither nor his attorney showed up at Fulton County Superior Court for the hearing, forcing Judge T. Jackson Bedford to rule against him in September 2015.
Ware provided a breakdown of the award, saying that among other accounts the judge assessed nearly $14million for pain and suffering, about $4.5million in punitive damages, and $1.575million for money allegedly taken from her account and stolen jewelry.
However, collecting on the civil award will be difficult, it seems.
Nick Gordon reportedly was so cash strapped, he could not afford to pay attention to proceedings in his civil case, that renders the $36 million to Bobbi Kristina’s estate almost meaningless.
A source close to his legal team was quoted as saying after the $36 million judgment: “You can order a gajillian dollars but what will you collect?”
That source added, “One day they may collect part of it. If he wins the lottery.”
A Brown family spokesperson also doubts the estate will be able to collect the full judgment, he added, ‘Collection is not the issue; justice is.’
Brown’s mother Whitney Houston died in similar circumstances three years earlier. The multi-award winning singer drowned in a bathtub in a Beverly Hills hotel.
Authorities said cocaine abuse and heart disease contributed to Houston’s death on Feb. 11, 2012.