Former Teen Mom star Farrah Abraham was arrested on June 12 for fighting at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but she still insists she did nothing wrong. The 27-year-old reality star was charged for the outburst on July 16, and on Aug. 13 she pleaded not guilty.
The D.A. offered Farrah a plea deal to avoid jail time. It included three years of probation, 26 anger management classes, and a restraining order keeping her away from the hotel. She turned it down. “I’m not guilty. I’m not accepting the offer because I’m not guilty. I’ve gone to a lot of counseling and therapy through the years, I’m very stable,” she explained to E! News. “I’m not accepting the DA’s offer since I’m not guilty. This is just another form to me of, again, no celeb face and there would be no case. I’m not guilty. l don’t need any criminal records. I’m not like the other Teen Moms… I don’t think it’s funny when people are harassed. I’m not a victim, I’m a victor.”
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Farrah was charged with two misdemeanors after fighting with and hitting a male employee of the hotel: battery, and resisting an officer. Together, the two crimes carry a maximum sentence of 18 months in prison — a huge problem for a single mom. She’s going to have to go back to court on Sept. 21 to figure out what happens next.
Farrah spoke out about the fight a few days after the incident, and insisted it wasn’t her fault. “I was targeted and I hope no other female finds herself in this situation or position,” she said in an Instagram Live video. “And I know it’s very hard being a public figure or ‘celebrity’ if you will, I’m not even about that, but that is what happens when you are targeted.” Clearly she still believes she’s being treated unfairly.
She went on to claim that everything was blown out of proportion. “It’s sort of sad sometimes when you’re out, and you just can’t have fun and people want to attack you and get you all into that trouble,” she added. “I’m blessed by God, and I don’t want to ever be attacked again at a hotel!”
According to TMZ, alcohol was believed to be a factor in the altercation. A source told the outlet that Farrah was yelling, “you should know who I am,” and telling officers, “go f–k yourself” multiple times as she was being arrested. She was booked for battery and trespassing at the time, but she was officially charged over a month later. It does not seem like her nine-year-old daughter Sophia was with her at the time of the incident. Earlier in the day, Farrah was spotted poolside with Shark Tank star Mark Cuban and Australian actress Kate Neilson. “Entrepreneur’s workin even at the pool,” she captioned the selfie.
It was not the first time Farrah has been arrested. In 2013, she was charged with a DUI and disorderly conduct. According to that police report, the brunette beauty was pulled over after she was spotted swerving all over the road. However, she got violent when she was placed in the back of the police car, allegedly “banging her head against the window while yelling and screaming.” It also took several attempts for her to take a breathalyzer test because she “put her teeth onto the tube and didn’t provide a sufficient sample.” She eventually blew a .147, nearly twice the legal limit.
“It’s amazing what people believe and make up (love my life),” she tweeted at the time of the incident. “Thank God I’m successful and I don’t care about drama! Have a great day.” She ended up pleading guilty to the DUI charge and agreed to six months probation and six months of court-mandated sobriety.