Marion "Pat" Houston was so fearful of Bobbi Kristina Brown's self-described husband, Nick Gordon, that she filed a temporary restraining order against him last year and it doesn't expire until April, RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.
According to legal papers filed with Fulton County, Georgia, officials in March 2014, Houston wrote that Gordon "made threatening comments and posted photos of guns with the intention of making petitioner fearful for her personal safety" and that he "then posted more photos of guns later and has sent harassing texts."
The petition states: "These acts had no legitimate purposes, happened at places other than the residence of the Respondent, were without the consent of the Petitioner, and placed Petitioner in reasonable fear for her/his own safety and/or the safety of her/his immediate family."
Houston then request that the court issue a twelve-month protective order to stop Gordon "from harassing or intimidating the family, not have direct or indirect contact with Houston, stay 200 yards away from her and receive appropriate psychiatric or psychological services."
RadarOnline.com can reveal that a judge granted Houston the protective order in a hearing held on April 14, 2014.
"This Order shall remain in effect for twelve (12) months from this date," wrote the judge, noting that the order won't expire until April 13 of this year.
This could help explain why family has allegedly turned Gordon away from Brown's hospital bedside. As RadarOnline.com reported, the 21-year-old daughter of late singing legend Whitney Houston has been in a medically induced coma since she was discovered facedown in her bathtub.
Brown and Gordon grew up like brother and sister, after Whitney raised him from the age of 12 — though not as a legal adoptive mom. The two announced they were married in January of last year, although it's since been revealed that bond was never legal.
Since 25-year-old Gordon and pseudo-sister Brown's unconventional relationship turned into romance and eventually marriage, Brown's family has been wary of his intentions and influence on Bobby Brown's daughter. At one point, Gordon even bragged about smoking marijuana with his "mom" Whitney on social media, writing: "We smoked with mom on the daily," adding, "If Whitney Houston my mom had a twitter she would retweet favorite add to my shit then f**k you up."
The animosity eventually got so bad that Brown's aunt resorted to taking out the temporary restraining order against Gordon.
If Gordon is found to be in violation of aggravated stalking while under the temporary protective order, he could be subject "to arrest and prosecution for felony aggravated stalking, which carries penalties of imprisonment for not less that 1 year nor more than 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.00."