Nick Gordon, the ex-boyfriend of Whitney Houston’s late daughter, is once again in major trouble with the law.
According to multiple outlets, Gordon was arrested on Saturday afternoon in Sanford, Florida and charged with beating up his girlfriend.
TMZ reports the incident in question sent Gordon’s unnamed lover to the hospital and that it took place on Friday night.
Law enforcement officials say the girlfriend filed a report at the police station hours after being released from the care of doctors, alleging that she’d been battered and not permitted to leave her residence.
When officers arrived at Gordon’s home, they found Nick at the pool area.
Prison records from the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office illustrate that Gordon was booked for felony domestic violence and false imprisonment of an adult.
Gordon has a checkered history.
He was taken in by Houston when he was young after his parents fell out of the picture.
Although the singer never formally adopted Gordon, she raised the young man as her own child.
He grew especially close to Whitney and Bobby Brown’s only biological child as a result and started to date Bobbi Kristina when both were teenagers.
At one point, it was believed they were married.
In January of 2015, Bobbi fell into a coma from which she never awoke, finally passing away in July of that year.
The cause of death was originally sealed due to a criminal investigation, but later revealed to be the result of pneumonia caused by water immersion and drug intoxication.
Many pointed a singer in Gordon’s direction at the time, with insiders saying he often supplied Bobbi with drugs and was reportedly even present at the time of her death.
In a subsequent wrongful death lawsuit, a conservator for Brown’s estate accused Gordon of physically and emotionally abusing Bobbi prior to allegedly dragging her to the bathtub, where she was later found face-down and unconscious.
In September, Gordon was found legally responsible for Bobbi’s death and ordered to pay $ 36 million as a result of this ruling.
This $ 36 million judgment 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.”
Said an attorney for Brown’s estate soon after Gordon failed to show up in front of a judge and was found to, basically, have killed Bobbi Kristina:
“In court today, we finally finished a long journey for justice for Bobbi Kristina Brown.”
Added Bobbi’s aunt at the time:
“It’s been a long time. They should have been gotten him. He should have been arrested. He’s ignorant; he’s arrogant. He thinks he’s above the law.
And now Gordon may very well learn this lesson once again.
UPDATE: We’ve learned the girlfriend’s name is Laura and TMZ has posted photos of her badly bruised arm, allegedly a result of Gordon’s actions.
Gordon, who has always maintained his innocence when it comes to Bobbi’s passing, is yet to comment on his latest legal troubles.
We’ll update this story with more news as it breaks.