Bobbi Kristina Brown's Former Boyfriend Nick Gordon Arrested in Florida for Domestic Battery
TMZ first reported that Gordon was taken into custody in Sanford, Florida, after his current girlfriend, identified by the sheriff’s office as Laura Leal, filed a police report Saturday morning alleging Gordon had beaten her Friday night and held her in her home. The sheriff’s office confirmed the charges to PEOPLE.
On Sunday, the sheriff’s office confirmed to PEOPLE that Gordon’s bond was set at $15,500 — $500 for the domestic battery charge and $15,000 for the false imprisonment charge. The judge ordered Gordon to not contact Leal and he will have to wear a GPS monitoring anklet if he posts bond. He is due back in court on Aug. 1.
Gordon was previously found civilly liable for the death of his girlfriend Bobbi Kristina Brown — Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown‘s only child together. He was ordered to pay $36 million to the estate of his former girlfriend in November 2016.
On Jan. 31, 2015, Brown was found unconscious and unresponsive in the bathtub of the Georgia townhouse she shared with Gordon. She was later moved to a moved to a medical rehab center in March 2015, before she was transferred to an Atlanta-area hospice facility, where she died on July 26, 2015.
- with reporting by MARIA MERCEDES LARA