Mug: Nick Gordon was booked at 1:28am on Saturday (pictured) after his girlfriend Laura Leal claimed he hit her in the face multiple times while driving home
Nick Gordon is again being investigated by the Georgia authorities into the 2015 death of Whitney Houston’s daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown.
Sources within the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office told TMZ that Gordon is ‘back on their radar’ after his domestic violence arrest last weekend.
Gordon’s new girlfriend, Laura Leal, claimed he hit her in the face multiple times during their drive home from a bar in Sanford, Florida.
The police officer at the scene said she had a swollen bottom lip with dried blood after their alleged fight, USmagazine.com reported.
Gordon denied striking Leal, telling police, ‘I didn’t hit her. She attacked me and ripped my shirt. She also threw a bottle at me. I just want her to leave my house.’
Leal has refused to press charges against him.
He broke down in hysterics after calling 911 in the early morning hours of Saturday, telling authorities that he was the victim of abuse.
Bobbi Kristina Brown and Nick Gordon had a turbulent relationship – Gordon said she descended into a world of drink and drugs after her mother’s death
Crybaby: Nick Gordon called 911 in the early morning hours of Saturday demanding that the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office remove his girlfriend Laura Leal (Gordon and Leal above)
DailyMail.com has obtained the two calls placed by Gordon just before he was arrested by police for battery of Leal, who he allegedly punched multiple times in the face and chest according to an arrest report from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office.
Leal was left with a bloody lip after the attack, while Gordon, 29, had no visible injuries save for a small cut on his thumb.
Gordon was held legally accountable in a civil case for his fiancee Bobbi Kristina’s death in 2015 after he didn’t show up for a court hearing in a $36million suit brought against him by her family.
Bobbi Kristina, 22, was found face down in a bathtub after a night of partying and arguing.
An autopsy could not reveal the underlying cause of death because she spent more than seven months in a coma before she died.
Gordon said that he attempted to revive her in scenes that bore a chilling resemblance to the circumstances of her own mother, Whitney Houston’s passing.
In October Gordon spoke out two years after Bobbi Kristina died, when he addressed rumors that he was responsible for her death. Her father Bobby Brown has repeatedly named named Gordon as his daughter’s killer.
Brown’s autopsy revealed she had marijuana, alcohol, a cocaine-related substance, anxiety medication, and morphine in her system, but her manner of death has been labeled ‘undetermined’ with the authorities baffled as to whether it was intentional or accidental.
Singer Whitney Houston (left) and her daughter Bobbi Kristina in 2011 in Beverly Hills, California
Bobby Brown and daughter Bobbi Kristina – he has long maintained that Nick Gordon is responsible for her death
For Bobbi Kristina, Gordon told DailyMailTV, her mother’s death was the beginning of a descent into drug use that spiraled out of control. For him it was the end of a relationship that has long perplexed observers.
Gordon was 17 and Bobbi Kristina 14 when Houston invited him to move into their home in Georgia.
His own mother, he said, ‘wasn’t very good’ at the time. She had left the state to be with another man. He didn’t want to go with her.
He had met Bobbi Kristina at school but both dropped out to be tutored at home after he moved in to the Houston household.
Recalling Houston he said: ‘It was like two or three months after I moved in she began to ask me, ‘Call me mom.’
‘We immediately clicked. From day one it was a really, really cool relationship so I’ll miss it forever.
‘It was like a mother, son relationship. It really was.’
In a bizarre twist of fate Gordon was there at the Beverly Hills Hotel back in February 2012 when Houston drowned in her bathtub. She was later found to have cocaine in her system.
As for Bobbi Kristina she was like his ‘little wing man’ at first. Gordon described them as ‘the three musketeers.’
And while Houston’s former husband Bobby Brown was ‘busy creating his other family, his new family with his new wife,’ Gordon claimed to have taken on the role of the man of the house – their ‘protector.’
It was a role for which, in truth, he was ill equipped.
Family members have leveled the allegation that the shift of Gordon’s relationship with Bobbi Kristina from siblings to romantic partners was motivated by money.
Throughout Houston’s life both he and Bobbi Kristina received a monthly allowance, which, after her mother’s death, Bobbi Kristina continued to pay to her then boyfriend.
But Gordon has always vehemently denied that that had anything to do with their romance.
He claimed that Houston wanted them to marry, telling them they should elope and that it was she who planted the seed of a relationship between them.
Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face down in the bathtub in her Georgia home in January 2015 – an autopsy could not reveal the underlying cause of death because she spent more than seven months in a coma before she died
Nick Gordon gave a candid interview to DailyMailTV in October about the circumstances of Bobbi Kristina’s death
He said: ‘Screw the money. I lost two people I loved. They could have the money; it’s not even about that. Don’t get me wrong, money’s nice but it definitely doesn’t buy you happiness. Maybe temporary happiness.’
For Bobbi Kristina there was, it seems, no true happiness after her mother’s death.
Gordon said: ‘Everything changed. She would cry and you know throughout all those nights I felt I couldn’t do the same thing.
‘So it was just all this built up emotion that I didn’t get out as I’m sitting here trying to be strong for this person.’
After Houston’s death Bobbi Kristina and Gordon told the family that they were married – though they were not.
Little did they know they were living on borrowed time. According to Gordon, Bobbi Kristina tried to commit suicide on two occasions – cutting deeply into her wrists.
She suffered two miscarriages and self-harmed and both became lost in a haze of drugs.
Asked if he regrets anything or if he believes now that the best thing for Bobbi Kristina might have been for him to leave he said: ‘If I had somebody tell me this would be a good thing for y’all to separate I would have tried that.
‘But I just know it was really just us two. Everybody knew [what was going on]. All these family members, all these family members that love and cared for her…everybody knew what was going on and they did nothing.
‘People saw her struggling and nobody did anything.’
And when it all went so catastrophically wrong, Gordon said, he knew he would be blamed ‘from the jump.’