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'Shahs Of Sunset' Star Mike Shouhed Charged With Domestic Violence, Fiancée Paulina Ben-Cohen Identified As Victim

'Shahs Of Sunset' Star Mike Shouhed Charged With Domestic Violence
Source: Mega

Jul. 26 2022, Published 11:00 a.m. ET

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Shahs of Sunset star Mike Shouhed was charged with domestic violence against his fiancée Paulina Ben-Cohen, has confirmed.

The development took place on Monday after the 43-year-old reality TV star appeared before a city attorney and nearly four months after he was arrested in Los Angeles.

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Mike took a plea deal in October 2022

Besides domestic violence, Shouhed was also reportedly hit with 11 other charges – including battery and the unlawful attempt to dissuade a witness.

Shouhed also faced weapons charges that included criminal storage of a loaded firearm and possession of an assault weapon.

As reported previously, Shouhed was arrested and taken into custody by the LAPD on March 27 for “intimate partner violence with injury” – meaning there was “visible injury” on his alleged victim.

Officers responded to a report of “unknown” trouble around 10 PM that night, and the Bravo star was booked at 1:05 AM the next morning.

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'Shahs Of Sunset' Star Mike Shouhed Charged With Domestic Violence
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Shouhed was hit with a felony charge of corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant and remained in police custody until posting his $50,000 bail a few hours later at 6:35 AM. can now confirm Paulina Ben-Cohen was the alleged victim of the domestic violence incident.

“Paulina’s primary focus is on keeping herself and her children safe," Paulina's attorney, Joshua Ritter, told us. "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."

'Shahs Of Sunset' Star Mike Shouhed Charged With Domestic Violence
Source: Mega

Shouhed's attorney, Alex Kessel, also released a statement after the incident in which he defended his client’s innocence in the matter.

"My own investigation reveals no acts of domestic violence was committed by my client," Kessel said. "I have no doubt Mike will be exonerated. Please honor the presumption of innocence."

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In the wake of Shouhed’s arrest for intimate partner violence with injury, Bravo announced that Shahs of Sunset would be ending after 9 seasons.

Although Bravo did not release a statement regarding Shahs of Sunset’s cancellation, and whether or not it was directly connected to Shouhed’s arrest, reports indicated that certain fan favorites from the show – such as Reza Farahan, Mercedes "MJ" Javid, and Golnesa "GG" Gharachedaghi – were in talks for other projects with the network.



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