Nick Gordon’s Girlfriend Speaks Out
Laura Leal, Nick Gordon’s new girlfriend, is speaking out. As previously reported, last week Gordon was arrested on domestic violence charges. [Click here for the backstory]. The 26-year-old alleges that their relationship was similar to the one that Nick shared with the late Bobbi Kristina Brown. She explains,
I’ve been reading the reports about Bobbi Kristina and I’m physically shaking. I read about her being isolated, her family not knowing where she was, the manipulation, the bullying — it’s the exact same thing. That could have been me. Only the Grace of God saved me.
She admits that she’d dismissed the previous abuse allegations against him,
In all sincerity, we never talked about Bobbi Kristina. I was protective of his feelings and what he had been through. I felt like I could trust him. He has a love for kids and I do too, and that’s what captured me. Everything was going great.
Leal claims that Gordon would drink heavily and smoke marijuana. She said that this often resulted in him going into jealous rages and accusing her of flirting with his friends. She says that soon the fights grew physical. She also claims that on one occasion Gordon choked her until she vomited.
Recounting what happened when things became physical last weekend, she says that Gordon hid her computer and smashed her cellphone so she couldn’t call for help. She says then he proceeded to physically attack her. In self-defense, she said she threw a large candle at his face, “shattering his nose” and making it bleed. She says that Gordon’s mother, Michelle, intervened and saved her life.
He raised his fist like he was about to knock me out so I opened the door and ran into his mom’s room. She hopped out of bed, [and] I said, ‘Michelle, I need to get home,’ and she said she would take me. She is a great woman. She saved my life. Nick threw my stuff all over the sidewalk but it ended right there.
Gordon was jailed after the incident Saturday and released on $15,500 bail on Tuesday.