Gordon appears in court after domestic violence arrest

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    June 12, 2017 | 03:55 PM
Whitney Houston, Bobbi Kristina Brown, Nick Gordon, Laura Leal

Nick Gordon (PHOTO: Facebook)

Singer Whitney Houston's late daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown's former beau Nick Gordon appeared in court after he was arrested for alleged domestic violence battery against his girlfriend Laura Leal in Sanford, Florida.

In court on Sunday, the judge set his bail for $15,500, ordered him to wear a GPS monitor and to stay away from Leal. He is due back in court in August, reports eonline.com.

Leal went to the police station on Saturday and reported that Gordon "unlawfully commited domestic battery by hitting and punching her on the face and the back of the head with a closed fist", according to a police report. 

Officers found him at a local club house near the couple's home and arrested him. 

"Gordon stated that he never hit his girlfriend because he really cares for her," the police report said. "He also said he is the one abused and punished. He stated Laura hit and punched him repeatedly. He stated Laura is not telling the truth."

According to the report, Gordon and Leal got into a heated argument at home after watching the NBA playoff game at a sports bar.