Former Bravo TV star Mike Shouhed is facing 14 criminal charges after a recent arrest in California, records in Los Angeles County show. The ex-‘Shahs of Sunset’ star was charged on July 20 after being arrested on a domestic violence count in March. He also faces gun charges, records viewed by Heavy Show.
Shouhed, 43, is out on bail after a July 25 court hearing at the Van Nuys Courthouse West for his arraignment, Los Angeles County Criminal Court records show. Shouhed, a real estate agent, appeared in all nine seasons of the reality show “Shahs of Sunset” aired on Bravo. The show was canceled in April 2022.
The arrest was made by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office, records show. Heavy requested the arrest report for more details. Heavy has also contacted the Los Angeles Attorney’s Office for more details on the case.
According to Los Angeles County court records viewed by Heavy, Shouhed faces 14 charges and was released on $50,000 bail after his arrest in March. His bail remained at $50,000 after additional charges were filed against him in July and after his first court appearance in LA.
Shouhed was charged with domestic violence and several other charges including domestic assault, intimidating a witness, possession of an assault weapon, criminal custody of a firearm and carrying a concealed weapon, records show. He was also charged with violations of the Los Angeles city ordinance regarding the safekeeping of firearms.
Lute! News, the victim in the case is Shouhed’s fiancee, Paulina Ben-Cohen. Her attorney, Joshua Ritter, told E! on July 26: “Paulina’s main focus is to protect herself and her children. She supports the work that the police and prosecutors have done and she continues to work with them as she looks forward to putting this sad situation behind her and moving on with her life.” Ben-Cohen and Shouhed have been dating since 2019 engaged.
Shoued faces up to four years in prison if convicted of the domestic violence crime, along with possible fines and probation. He could face an additional jail term for intimidating a witness and charging guns, records show.
According to court records, Shouhed is scheduled to appear before a judge at the Van Nuys Courthouse West for a pre-trial hearing on August 29, 2022 at 8:30 a.m. Shouhed was arrested at 1:05 am on March 27, records show.
Shouhed’s attorney, Alex Kessel, could not be immediately reached by Heavy for comment. He previously told E! News in March, “At this point I can only say with confidence that my client has not committed any form of domestic violence and the truth will prevail.”
Kessel told People: “My own investigation found that my client did not commit domestic violence. I have no doubt that Mike will be exonerated. Please respect the presumption of innocence.”