Austin Police Department confirmed that Top Chef’s season 9 winner, Paul Qui, was arrested in Texas on Saturday, March 19 after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend.
According to a police report, law enforcement arrived at the 35-year-old’s apartment before 8 a.m., and heard screaming coming from inside upon arrival. When he opened the door, the chef had “blood all over his face, arms, legs and clothing,” the report notes.
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Paul and his partner allegedly agreed to have “group sex” with a group of his friends, but Paul became enraged when his friends began to flirt with his girlfriend, officials reveal. According to the police report, Paul’s arrest followed a night of binging on “Xanax, cocaine, marijuana and booze.”
Following the incident, the celeb chef released a statement confirming that he will be completing a stint in rehab.
“I will be checking myself into a treatment facility in the coming days and I am appreciative of the support of my family, friends and partners. Thank you for respecting my privacy.”