'Teen Mom' star Farrah Abraham charged with assaulting a security guard at a Beverly Hills hotel
Former Teen Mom star, Farrah Abraham was charged yesterday for attacking a security guard at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Los Angeles.
The 27-year-old, who rose to fame after featuring on the first season of the hit MTV show, got into a purported scrape with a security guard on the 13th June after she was asked to leave the hotel's Polo Lounge. Law enforcement was summoned, and Abraham reportedly refused to comply with police officers who requested that she vacate the premises.
According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office, Abraham faces one misdemeanour count of battery and resisting, delaying or obstructing a law enforcement official. The reality television star is due back in court on the 21st of September.
Abraham appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom Monday morning for her arraignment, where she entered a non guilty plea to battery charges, and rejected a plea deal from the district attorney's office.
Video footage of the mother-of-one's arrest shows her continuously telling Beverly Hills police outside the hotel to "go f*ck [themselves]". It also depicts Abraham handcuffed and sitting on the steps of the Beverly Hills Hotel while yelling "I am not resisting you", before loudly sobbing as she was loaded into a patrol vehicle.
If convicted, the erstwhile Teen Mom star faces up to 18 months in jail.
Abraham's representative did not immediately respond to requests for comment. In the first public statement made after her arrest, the representative claimed that a "misunderstanding occurred and there was no battery or trespassing."
"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," Abraham later said of her decision to reject the district attorney's plea deal. "I'm not accepting the DA's offer since I'm not guilty."
Abraham was fired last year from Teen Mom OG after she drew attention to an appearance she made on webcam porn website, Vivid Entertainment. She went onto file a $5 million federal lawsuit against MTV and Viacom, claiming that she had been "sex-shamed" by the media conglomerate. The suit was settled for an undisclosed amount in March of this year.
MTV have since replaced Abraham with Sarah Palin's 27-year-old daughter, Bristol - who will star in the eight season of Teen Mom OG - due to premiere later this year.