Nick Gordon once again found himself in legal hot water this weekend after being arrested for alleged domestic violence. And it could be worse for Bobbi Kristina Brown’s ex-boyfriend than it at first seemed.
A spokesperson for the Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney’s office told TheWrap on Monday that the arrest could factor into the ongoing investigation into the death of Brown, the daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
“We have consistently refrained from commenting on our investigation into the death of Bobbi Kristina Brown because of our general policy regarding commenting on open criminal investigations,” the district attorney’s office told TheWrap in a statement. “However, it goes without saying that the arrest of Nick Gordon in the Florida domestic violence case will certainly add an additional layer of evidence to the final resolution of this matter.”
Gordon was reportedly arrested for domestic violence on Saturday in Sanford, Florida, after his live-in girlfriend accused him of hitting and punching her. Police arrested Gordon for domestic battery and false imprisonment after contacting him at a local club.
Brown was found unconscious in the bathtub of her Georgia home on Jan. 31, 2014, and died on July 26, 2015 at age 22 after clinging to life for six months.
In 2015, Gordon was sued by Brown’s court-appointed conservator, Bedelia Hargrove. Hargrove accused Gordon of giving Brown a “toxic cocktail rendering her unconscious and then put her face down in a tub of cold water.”
In addition to the wrongful death claim, the suit also alleged assault, battery, intentional infliction of emotional distress and transferring money without authorization.
Gordon was ordered to pay more than $36 million after being found responsible for Brown’s death.