Nick Gordon, 28, had bail set at $15,500 and was required to
wear a GPS monitor by a judge at the Circuit Court of Seminole
County in Sanford, according to video of the hearing posted
online by WKMG-TV.
He faces charges of battery and false imprisonment after an
altercation early Saturday with Laura Leal, with whom Gordon has
shared a residence, said Sanford Police spokesman Ronny Neal.
Gordon argued with Leal after he became upset because he thought
she was trying to "hook up" with one of his friends, a police
report said. Gordon punched and hit her, and he refused to let
her leave, it said.
He denied hitting the woman. It was not immediately clear if an
attorney was representing him.
Last fall, a Georgia judge entered the financial judgment
against Gordon after he was held legally responsible for Bobbi
Kristina Brown's 2015 death.
Brown, the only child of R&B singers Bobby Brown and Whitney
Houston, was discovered face down in the bathtub of her north
Atlanta home and died about six months later without coming out
of a coma. An autopsy found drug intoxication and the immersion
of her face in the water contributed to her death.
Brown's estate, which brought the lawsuit, accused Gordon of
causing her death by giving her a "toxic mixture." He was also
accused of stealing from her bank account while she was
comatose. Gordon has denied the allegations and said he tried to
save Brown's life.
(Reporting by Chris Kenning in Chicago; Editing by Frank McGurty
and Cynthia Osterman)
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