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.
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.
She told police that Gordon had no reason to be jealous and that her feelings for him were genuine, though she did acknowledge that the relationship was ‘toxic’.
She said that Gordon insisted she ‘tell him the truth’ about wanting to be with another man.
When Leal told Gordon that she ‘would never do that’ to him, he did not believe her.
Gordon kept insisting that she admit to wanting to cheat on him and that he ‘would not get mad’.
‘Gordon became upset and [began to] violently punch her and hit her and refused to let her leave,’ according to the report.
Gordon also hid his own cell phone so she would have no way of seeking outside help, according to Leal.
‘Leal stated that Gordon would not allow her to leave the apartment and continued to punch and hit her,’
Just after dawn, Leal says she ran into Nick Gordon’s mother’s bedroom and woke her up.
When Michelle Gordon saw the injuries allegedly caused by her son, she helped Leal ‘in getting her out of the house’ and drove her to her sister’s home.
Carla Leal then drove her sister to the Sanford Police Department.
Officers took statements from Leal and her sister. They then drove to Gordon’s home and arrested him.
Gordon’s mother was not at the house when the officers were there, according to the report.