Nick Gordon Arrested For Beating & Kidnapping New 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 beating his current girlfriend.
Gordon, 28, was taken into custody by police in Sanford, Florida, on Saturday afternoon after a complaint was filed by his live-in girlfriend of two months, 26-year-old Laura Leal.
According to the arrest report, Gordon struck Leal ‘by hitting and punching her in the face and the back of the head with a closed fist’ sometime between 12:30am and 7:00am on Saturday morning.
Leal told police that she and Gordon went out to eat at Duffy’s Sports Bar in nearby Lake Mary, Florida, on Friday night to watch Game 4 of the NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors.
After the game, the couple returned to their home in Sanford.
Leal says that sometime between 12:30am and 1am, a heated argument erupted.
‘The argument became physical and lasted through the night,’ the police report stated.
Gordon faces a domestic violence battery charge as well as a charge of kidnapping and false imprisonment of an adult.
Photos of the woman 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.
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.
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.
Last year, he was ordered to pay his late girlfriend’s family $36million.