The alleged domestic dispute between Nick Gordon and his girlfriend Laura Leal took an interesting turn when the latter said that she was at fault in the incident that saw the professional baseball player behind bars. Leal said that she had been diagnosed with bipolar, and had severe anger issues, which could have provoked Gordon. This was corroborated by Gordon’s account in the police records stating that Leal was violent and erratic.
Gordon, the former boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown, was arrested on March 10, 2018 in Florida after Seminole County officials were informed about a disturbance. According to the police report, Gordon had said that Leal ripped his shirt and hurled a bottle at him. The 29- year-old shortstop had also said that Leal attacked him first. Both Gordon and Leal were reportedly under the influence of alcohol when the incident was reported.
Following the incident, a no-contact order was put in place against Gordon, as Leal was reportedly spotted with a swollen lip and dried blood around her face. Leal, however, later said that her lips were dry and cracked, but not bleeding. Requesting the judge to remove the no-contact order, Laura writes in a letter, “He is not to blame, and should not be pushed into any trouble or consequences due to my actions.”
However, this is not the first time when Gordon has been accused of domestic violence. In June 2017, Gordon was arrested after Leal alleged that he had thrashed her and made her hostage in their home. Besides, Gordon was one of the suspects in the death of Bobbi, the daughter of late singer Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
However, in an interview to RadarOnline.com recently, Gordon blamed Bobbi’s father Bobby Brown for her death. He said Brown’s past drug use was to be blamed for Bobbi’s death. On Jan. 31, 2015, Bobbi was found unconscious in a bathtub of a townhouse in Georgia where she lived with Gordon. She had been comatose for almost seven months and eventually died in July 2015.
Aggression, hyperactivity – traits of bipolar
People with bipolar disorder usually resort to aggression and violence and forget it later when they are better. One of the most complex mental conditions, bipolar is characterized by mood swings ranging from depression to mania. While depressive stage is marked by periods of sadness, the mania or hypomania phase is symptomatic of excessive energy, aggressiveness and hyperactivity.
A normally docile person grappling with bipolar could turn aggressive and resort to acts of violence. One of the reasons could be the hallucinations that the individual is undergoing. Hallucinations are responses to frictional stimuli, and though it may appear real to the person undergoing it, in likelihood the stimuli may not exist at all. The person who hallucinates is generally not aware of the condition. Therefore, when such individuals disengage from the experience, they are unlikely to remember what they have undergone or the acts of aggression, which they might have committed while they were under the spell.
Seeking treatment for bipolar
Bipolar disorder is one of the most debilitating mental illnesses. However, it can be managed with medication, therapy and counseling. It is also helpful if people with the condition learn to monitor their mood swings, so that they can seek help and prevent a full-fledged mania from taking over and causing havoc. It is also important to keep a record of the reasons that can trigger an attack – a fight with a loved one, financial problems, or stress at work.
Encourage your loved one with bipolar disorder to seek proper treatment at one of the reputed bipolar rehab centers in California. Sovereign Health, one of the leading bipolar treatment centers in California, offers evidence-based programs for the mental condition. Call at our 24/7 helpline number (866) 973-7164 or chat online with our counselor for more information on our state-of-the-art treatment facilities for bipolar disorder.