Shahs of Sunset’s Paulina Ben-Cohen comments on fiancé Mike Shouhed’s domestic violence arrest


Shahs of Sunset star Paulina Ben-Cohen issues first comments on fiancé Mike Shouhed’s domestic violence arrest

  • Ben-Cohen’s lawyer said she’s ‘working with the authorities to seek a just and fair outcome to this sad situation’ 
  • Shouhed, 43, was arrested in connection with domestic violence March 27 
  • Shouhed was charged with corporal injury on a spouse or cohabitant 
  • The victim in the incident has not been identified by officials 
  • Shouhed through his lawyer denied the allegations 
  • He’s slated to appear in an LA court in connection with the incident July 25 

Shahs of Sunset personality Paulina Ben-Cohen has made her first remarks on the domestic violence arrest of her fiancé Mike Shouhed.

‘We are working with the authorities to seek a just and fair outcome to this sad situation,’ Ben-Cohen’s attorney Joshua Ritter told E! News in a statement Thursday. ‘The family appreciates your space and respect for their privacy during this time.’

Shouhed, 43, 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.

The latest: Shahs of Sunset personality Paulina Ben-Cohen has made her first remarks on the domestic violence arrest of her fiancé Mike Shouhed earlier this month. The couple was seen on the show’s reunion episode last summer 

A public information officer with the LAPD told Page Six 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 is slated to appear in a Los Angeles court in connection with the incident July 25.

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.

Ben-Cohen's attorney Joshua Ritter told E! News in a statement, 'We are working with the authorities to seek a just and fair outcome to this sad situation'

Ben-Cohen’s attorney Joshua Ritter told E! News in a statement, ‘We are working with the authorities to seek a just and fair outcome to this sad situation’

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

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

The engaged couple was seen in a social media shot posted earlier this month

The engaged couple was seen in a social media shot posted earlier this month 

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.

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 earlier this week, 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.’

Cast shot: (L-R) Nema Vand, Mike Shouhed, Golnesa 'GG' Gharachedaghi, Mercedes 'MJ' Javid, Destiney Rose and Reza Farahan appeared on the reunion show last summer

Cast shot: (L-R) Nema Vand, Mike Shouhed, Golnesa ‘GG’ Gharachedaghi, Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid, Destiney Rose and Reza Farahan appeared on the reunion show last summer 

The show's Mercedes 'MJ' Javid addressed the arrest chatting with Jeff Lewis on Sirius XM earlier this week, saying she has 'never, ever, ever seen' Shouhed behave in a violent or angry manner

The show’s Mercedes ‘MJ’ Javid addressed the arrest chatting with Jeff Lewis on Sirius XM earlier this week, saying she has ‘never, ever, ever seen’ Shouhed behave in a violent or angry manner

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.’

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