Fans of The Real Housewives of Orange County know that Shannon Beador has passionately denied Vicki Gunvalson’s claim of an abusive dynamic existing between the reality star and her husband, David Beador.
Shannon Beador has also insisted that there was “no physical anything” linked to the domestic drama that led to her husband’s 2003 arrest. A newly discovered document says otherwise. Press play below to listen to Shannon Beador’s dramatic denial.
According to Orange County Superior Court records obtained by Radar Online, prosecutors requested a protective order to guard Shannon from her husband, three months after David was charged with assault and “battery against a cohabitant.” David pleaded guilty to both charges.
The protective order document states that David “must not annoy, harass, strike, threaten, sexually assault, batter, stalk destroy personal property of, or otherwise disturb the peace of the protected person.”
The judge signed off on the order on May 1, 2003.
Prosecutors sought the order to protect Shannon Beador, after David was slapped with assault and battery charges following the February 16, 2003 episode.
A violation of the California Penal Code 243(e)(1) –battery against cohabitant, fellow parent, spouse is classified as a misdemeanor.
To obtain a guilty verdict, the prosecution must prove to the jury that the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt on the following elements:
(1)An illegal and willful act of physical contact by the defendant which resulted in offensive or harmful contact to another, AND
(2)The victim is a former fiance(e), spouse, mother or father of defendant’s child or cohabitant of the defendant, AND
(3)The defendant did not act in self-defense or defense of others.
David took a plea deal that stipulated, if he pled guilty and abided by the protection order the charges would be dismissed, after an informal probation period was satisfied. The protective order was also dropped.
“There was no abuse, no physical anything. We had an argument that was resolved very quickly afterward. I just thought that if I called the police, the fight would end. We’ve moved on. It’s over and done,” Shannon Beador told Star, in 2014.
Shannon downplayed the scandal — but the protective order says otherwise. The couple is currently believed to be on the brink of a split, after battling infidelity issues in the Bravo spotlight.
The Real Housewives of Orange County airs Monday nights, on Bravo.
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