While attending Saturday’s 17th annual Summer Spectacular in Beverly Hills, the Shahs of Sunset cast members confirmed where they stand with their former co-star, who was arrested on March 27 following a reportedly violent encounter with fiancé Paulina Ben-Cohen.
When Radar Online asked the Shahs stars about Mike on the red carpet at the September 10 event, GG jokingly ran away before returning as Reza answered the question.
“I’ll pray for him,” Reza responded.
“I’ll say that too,” GG added.
Following Mike’s arrest in March, he was hit with 13 charges, including domestic violence, battery, and unlawfully attempting to dissuade a witness, as well as a slew of weapons charges for reportedly storing a loaded firearm and being in possession of another assault weapon. And, while it was initially unknown who Mike’s victim was, it was ultimately confirmed to be Paulina, whose attorney, Joshua Ritter, spoke out with a statement.
“Paulina’s primary focus is on keeping herself and her children safe,” he shared. “She supports the work that the police and the City Attorney’s Office have done, and she continues to cooperate with them while looking forward to putting this sad situation behind her and moving on with her life.”
“I’ve never, ever, ever seen [Mike] violent, and I’ve never seen him be angry. I was shocked because I think that unless I was literally in the room, a witness to it, [he’s] innocent until proven guilty,” she stated.
MJ then suspected the encounter may have been with a third party, potentially another woman Mike and Paulina invited into their bedroom.
“Maybe she’s sus, and he’s totally innocent, and it was just a Saturday night gone wrong,” she noted. “I mean like, ‘F-ck. What if that person never came over to our house, everything would be fine. None of this would have happened.’”
Also, during their conversation with Radar Online, Reza and GG teased that after the April cancelation of Shahs of Sunset, their TV return is “in the works.”
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