Shahs Of Sunset star Mike Shouhed has been hit with 14 criminal charges following his domestic violence arrest in March.
Shouhed, 43, was slapped with a domestic violence charge and numerous misdemeanor charges, including battery and unlawfully attempting to dissuade a witness from making a report, according to Page Six.
Shouhed has also been hit with weapons charges, which include criminal storage of a loaded firearm and possession of an assault weapon, reports Page Six.
Shahs Of Sunset star Mike Shouhed has been hit with multiple criminal charges following his domestic violence arrest in April; Shouhed and fiancee Paulina Ben-Cohen pictured August 2021
The domestic violence victim was initially unknown but Shouhed’s fiancee Paulina Ben-Cohen has since identified herself as the alleged victim.
‘Paulina’s primary focus is on keeping herself and her children safe,’ her lawyer, Joshua Ritter, told Page Six in a statement.
‘She supports the work that the police and the City Attorney’s Office have done, and she continues to cooperate with them while looking forward to putting this sad situation behind her and moving on with her life.’
The domestic violence victim was initially unknown but Shouhed’s fiancee Paulina Ben-Cohen has since identified herself as the alleged victim; Ben-Cohen pictured August 2021
Page Six reports the couple are still together. They were also pictured by TMZ several weeks after the arrest on vacation with Paulina’s children in Mexico.
Insiders told the site at the time that the duo kept some distance from one another, were not affectionate, and didn’t speak much to each other.
Sources felt the couple had planned the trip before the arrest, based on their behavior during the vacation.
Shouhed was arrested in connection with domestic violence March 27 and charged March 28, E! News reported after reviewing Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department records; Shouhed was subsequently released on $50,000 bond.
Shouhed, 43, was arrested in connection with domestic violence March 27 and charged March 28; pictured 2018
A public information officer with the LAPD told Page Six at the time that Shouhed was taken into custody in connection with ‘intimate partner violence with injury’ – and charged with corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant – but did not name the victim in the incident.
Alex Kessel, a lawyer for Shouhed, told E! News April 4, ‘At this time, the only comment I can make with confidence is my client in no way committed any act of domestic violence and the truth will prevail.’
Shouhed and Ben-Cohen revealed they were engaged last summer during the show’s ninth season reunion after years of dating and living together in Los Angeles after purchasing a home there last May.
On the show’s most recent season, Ben-Cohen uncovered an inappropriate text exchange with another woman which Shouhed initially denied, but later admitted to sending.
Shouhed and Ben-Cohen revealed they were engaged last summer during the show’s ninth season reunion after years of dating and living together in Los Angeles after purchasing a home there last May
The couple appeared to be on more stable ground for the reunion episode, as Ben-Cohen said of their relationship, ‘The love and the connection that we have with each other, like, I would not be able to live a day without him in my life.’
The show’s Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid addressed the arrest chatting with Jeff Lewis on Sirius XM in April, saying she has ‘never, ever, ever seen’ Shouhed behave in a violent or angry manner.
‘I was shocked because I think that unless I was literally in the room, a witness to it … [you’re] innocent until proven guilty.’
Javid said on the satellite radio program that she heard that the victim ‘wasn’t Paulina’ but rather someone who might have been taking part in a ‘threesome’ with the couple.
An insider told Page Six that Ben-Cohen was the person who was attacked in the incident, while a separate source told the outlet that Ben-Cohen and Shouhed ‘are still together.’
The series was put on ‘indefinite pause’ in the wake of the incident, an insider told E! News April 7.
‘Mike’s situation has nothing to do with what is currently being reported about the show,’ a source told Page Six, while another said that ‘there was little chance that Mike would return if there was a new season anyway.’
On April 7, TMZ reported Shahs of Sunset had been cancelled as the show had ran its course.
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