Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested for domestic violence battery on Saturday in Florida, E! News can confirm. This is the second time in less than a year that the 29-year-old has been arrested on domestic violence charges.
According to the Seminole County Sheriff's Office's websitewas arrested on one charge of "battery—touch or strike."
Gordon was released on a $500 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on April 6.
It's been a bumpy few years for Gordon. In 2016, he was found "legally responsible" for the death of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's only daughter in 2016 after failing to appear at the wrongful death civil lawsuit hearings,
According to documents obtained by E! News, the arrest report states that Gordon alleges that his girlfriend refused to leave his home after she threw a bottle at him and ripped his shirt. He says she attacked him for no reason and that she's "crazy."
However, Gordon's girlfriend alleges in the report that she picked up Gordon from a bar and that he struck her on the right side of the face several times. In the report, she also Gordon pulled her hair and said he was going to make her crash the car. She also claims that once the couple got home they got into another verbal argument.
Gordon claims to have a cut on his thumb during the argument.
According to the docs, the arresting officer says he saw visible marks (a swollen lip with dried blood) on the alleged victim and placed Gordon under arrest despite the woman refusing to press charges.
Following the arrest news, Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC, counsel to Bobby Brown, gave E! News a statement on Sunday, "We have been informed that Nick Gordon was arrested for domestic violence of Laura Leal in Florida yesterday."
"We would like to speak with Ms. Leal and offer her services through the Bobbi Kristina Brown Serenity House, a not for profit organization designed to assist women who have been victims of domestic violence."
The New Edition singer also gave the statement, "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."
"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," said the performer.
In June 2017, Gordon was arrested on two charges, one for domestic violence battery and the other for kidnapping/false imprisonment of an adult in Florida.
According to the booking sheet, Gordon was taken into custody and booked in Sanford, Florida.
TMZ reported at the time that the adult victim was Gordon's then-girlfriend and that he allegedly beat her up on Friday night, which sent her to the hospital. The outlet, which has also posted photos of the alleged injuries, also says that the victim filed a police report earlier this morning claiming that Gordon had battered her and not allowed her to leave the house.
Eventually, the woman refused to cooperate with police and the June 2017 charges were dropped.
In November 2016, a judge ordered Gordon to pay more than $36 million to the family of Bobbi Kristina, two months after he was found legally responsible for her death.
The $36 million included $15 million for present value of life, $13.8 million for pain and suffering and $1.37 million for assault and battery. The lawsuit had alleged Brown "died due to a violent altercation" with Gordon, "after which he placed her in a bathtub, unconscious, after he injected her with a toxic mixture."
Bobbi Kristina died in July 2015 at age 22 after being in a coma for months. She was found face down and unconscious in a bathtub in a Georgia home she shared with Gordon, whom she'd referred to as her "husband" on several occasions. Their relationship initially made headlines since Brown's mother had helped raise Gordon and the two had grown up together.
He denied any wrongdoing and was never charged with a crime in her death, which the case has never been closed. Her estate later filed a $50 million wrongful death civil lawsuit against him.
Fulton County Superior Court Judge T. Jackson Bedford had said in September 2016 that because Gordon failed to appear in court on two scheduled court dates, anything alleged by the plaintiff was admitted through omission, 11alive.com reported.
Brown was Houston's only child. The iconic pop star died at age 48 in 2012.
This story was first reported by TMZ.