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Friend: Nick Gordon Choked And Hit Whitney Houston’s Daughter Before Hospitalization

Kaitlan Collins White House Correspondent
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One of Bobbi Kristina Brown’s closest friends is now claiming her live-in boyfriend Nick Gordon hit her and choked her.

Alex Reid said that Whitney Houston’s daughter would hide in her mother’s closet and call Reid crying after Gordon had abused her.

“She was sobbing. Nick had hit her and she was scared,” Reid told E! News. “She was very upset. She didn’t know what to do. It was as if, she didn’t have anyone else to turn to. It was heartbreaking.”

“Krissi was physically abused by Nick on a number of occasions and she told me about some of them. I never witnessed anything. She would FaceTime me every time she was distraught, when something has just happened or show me a bruise.”

“I don’t know when he started hitting her,” the California-based friend said.

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Nick Gordon and Bobbi Kristina on the red carpet in 2012. (Photo: Getty Images)

“But I know of at least four occasions when he struck her. She also told me about how he had tried to choke her once. She was definitely scared. She had some friends, but not many.”

Reid said the 22-year-old only child of Houston and Bobby Brown’s was isolated from the rest of her family, and Gordon controlled all of her money. (RELATED: Bobby Brown’s Sister: Nick Gordon Is Being Investigated For Attempted Murder Of Bobbi Kristina)

(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

“Krissi felt isolated from the whole family and that left her completely dependent on Nick for everything. It was just her and Nick and that was it.”

Brown was recently moved to hospice care after being in a medically induced coma since January, when she was found face down and unconscious in the bathtub of her Atlanta home.

Gordon has reportedly hired Casey Anthony’s lawyer. (RELATED: Report: Whitney Houston’s Daughter’s Death Is ‘Imminent’)