What We Know About The Arrest Of Shahs Of Sunset Star Mike Shouhed

Reality TV stars tend to have a way of finding themselves caught up in legal drama. Some more drastic than others, some more serious. Some are white collar crimes, and some look a little more like Luann de Lesseps resisting arrest for drunken behavior and finding her way out of handcuffs to make a quick escape, per Refinery29. Or of course, you often have the larger scale fraudulent behavior, such as Erika Jayne and ex-husband Tom Girardi's never-ending legal saga of being accused of stealing millions from victims of an air crash, per Vanity Fair. Varying seriousness, but all legal messes. While any true Bravo TV veteran has grown accustomed to such behavior, it's still shocking every time that headline hits of a Bravo star getting arrested.

"Shahs of Sunset" star Mike Shouhed has always had quite the aggressive streak, and he's certainly had a messy dating history. A recurring storyline for Shouhed seems to be: cheating allegations are made, Shouhed vehemently denies, and then Shouhed eventually comes clean. Up until very recently, Shouhed was caught in the same spiral with current fiancée Paulina Ben-Cohen, per E! News. Well, Shouhed cheating may be par for the course, but viewers were shocked to discover the news of his arrest, especially considering the charge he was arrested for..

Mike Shouhed charged with domestic violence

Throughout the entirety of "Shahs of Sunset," viewers have witnessed Mike Shouhed caught in numerous cheating allegations, all of which ended up being valid. While fans are cognizant of Shouhed's red flags, few people would have expected that he would cross the line and get physical. 

Page Six revealed that Shouhed was in fact arrested on March 27, 2022. The LAPD were called at 10 p.m. and Shouhed was arrested and booked with the charge of "corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant." Page Six explained that the charge listed implied that the victim exhibited visible injuries as a result of the domestic violence attack. Shouhed spent the night in jail and was released the next morning after paying his $500,000 bond. 

Shouhed's attorney, Alex Kessel, addressed the arrest to People by explaining, "My own investigation reveals no acts of domestic violence was committed by my client." Kessel continued, "I have no doubt Mike will be exonerated. Please honor the presumption of innocence." Shouhed has yet to address the arrest, however he has since deleted all of his social media accounts, which is unusual for the Instagram-obsessed star, per Heavy

If you or someone you know is dealing with domestic abuse, you can call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1−800−799−7233. You can also find more information, resources, and support at their website.