Laura Leal — the woman who has accused Nick Gordon of beating her, leading to his arrest for domestic violence — has spoken out about the troubled 27-year-old and their tumultuous relationship.
In her first interview since his June 10 arrest, she said that she sees similarities between her volatile relationship with Nick, and his relationship with Bobbi Kristina Brown (he was found legally responsible for her death).
“I’ve been reading the reports about Bobbi Kristina and I’m physically shaking,” Laura confessed to the Daily Mail. “I read about her being isolated, her family know 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 said that they never talked about Bobbi Kristina, and written off the previous allegations against Nick as “negative nonsense.”
According to Laura, things started out great — but quickly turned “toxic” when he began drinking heavily and smoking marijuana regularly. It was then that their relationship became physical.
“It started with a push and a slap, it would happen at least once a week,” she explained. “I would have to put makeup on my bruises to cover them up, especially on my face. But I blamed myself. I thought it was my problem and that I had to work harder at the relationship to make it work.”
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Eventually, she insisted, she came to her senses.
“I thought he loved me but how can you love someone when you put them through this hell? It’s like a double personality in one person,” Laura said. “He’s psychotic.”
Nick was released on $15,500 bail on Tuesday — a trial date has yet to be set.
Scroll through the gallery below to look back at the timeline of Bobbi Kristina's death.