Shahs of Sunset star Mike Shouhed is ‘arrested for domestic violence’ one year after sexting scandal with fiancée Paulina Ben-Cohen
- Mike Shouhed was arrested for ‘intimate partner violence with injury’ last month
- He’s engaged to fiancée Paulina Ben-Cohen though it’s unclear if she’s the victim
- Shouhed was charged with corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant
- He was released on $50,000 bail and is now due back in court on July 25
Shahs of Sunset star Mike Shouhed has been arrested for domestic violence.
The 43-year-old reality star – who is engaged to fiancée Paulina Ben-Cohen – was arrested for ‘intimate partner violence with injury,’ on March 27 according to PageSix.
The term ‘intimate partner violence with injury’ is said to be used to describe when there is a ‘visible injury’ on the victim.
However, the identity of Shouhed’s alleged victim has not yet been revealed.
The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Monday that West Valley police officers had responded to a call of ‘unknown’ trouble at around 10pm local time.
Arrest: Shahs of Sunset star Mike Shouhed ‘arrested for domestic violence’… as he deactivates his Instagram account (Pictured above in August last year)
DailyMail.com has reached out to reps for the reality star for comment but he is said to be denying the charges.
Per the report, Shouhed was charged with corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant, a felony, and was released on $50,000 bail.
He is now due back in court on July 25.
Shortly before deleting his Instagram account, Shouhed had shared a cryptic post to his Stories that read: ‘Your life is your responsibility. Your success is your responsibility. Your failure is your responsibility. Your reaction is your responsibility. Your behavior is your responsibility.’
Shortly before deleting his Instagram account, Shouhed had shared a cryptic post to his Stories that read: ‘Your life is your responsibility.’
Busted: Shouhed, 43, – who is engaged to fiancée Paulina Ben-Cohen – was arrested for ‘intimate partner violence with injury,’ on March 27 according to PageSix
According to PageSix, Shouhed had also posted a video of himself on Monday dancing in his car to a Spanish song by Joe Arroyo called Rebelion.’
The lyrics in the song include the line ‘No le pegué a la negra,’ which when translated into English reads: ‘don’t hit the black woman.’
In an episode of the reality show that aired last year, Mike got busted by his then-girlfriend Paulina after she found salacious texts on his phone and was accused of cheating.
In the exchange with a stranger, Mike discussed his sexual likes and dislikes and even sent an old black-and-white photo of himself posing in tight white underwear.
With his cast: Mike is pictured above with Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid, Asa Soltan Rahmati, Golnesa ‘GG’ Gharachedaghi and Reza Farahan in 2013
He later announced his engagement to Paulina on a reunion episode of the show in August last year – but was still called a liar and a cheat by his fellow cast members.
Last year, Shouhed owned up to his mistakes and admitted that he had sexted someone behind his fiancée’s back.
‘It was a dark time,’ he told E!. ‘We were going through COVID, being on lockdown, and I let the anxiousness of going through that and just being bored allow me to do things I shouldn’t have done.’
He added: ‘Looking back, I feel really stupid for allowing myself to engage in that conversation, even though those text messages were for a few hours and one day that those messages happened, reliving it now feels like… like it was going on for a long period of time.’