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‘Bachelorette’ Alum Chad Johnson Arrested For Felony Domestic Violence

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Feb. 25 2020, Published 1:33 p.m. ET

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Bachelorette alum Chad Johnson was arrested on Monday, February 24, after he, 32, allegedly got into a drunken fight with his girlfriend Annalise Mishler, according to Us Weekly. The former reality star apparently had an alcohol relapse.

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According to reports, officers from the Los Angeles Police Department arrived at the 25-year-old’s apartment and saw visible red marks on her face. Annalise told officers that Chad took her phone away from her while she was calling 911.

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The former Bachelor in Paradise star was consequently taken into custody and booked for felony domestic violence and robbery.

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A source told Us  that earlier that same day that Chad had allegedly “took Annalise’s phone and chucked it over a fence—and a chunk of her hair,” so a bystander called authorities for her. The insider also claimed that “He did hit her … It’s not the first time, but the first time she involved police. She was genuinely scared.” The incident comes at the heels of Annalise requesting a restraining order against the former Bachelorette star.

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On Monday, February 24, Chad admitted to TooFab that he had a “big relapse” after being two months sober.  “I’ve been so stressed, man, just sitting in my car crying sometimes, just losing me,” Chad revealed.

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He added, “And to top it all off, the one person I’m closest to doesn’t get me a lot of time. I just lost it. I don’t remember actually seeing Annalise. I drank to the point where I didn’t even know I was with her.” While the former BIP star insisted he did not hit Annalise, he admitted that he “screwed up 1,000 percent.”

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On Sunday, February 23, Annalise took to her Instagram Stories and shared videos of a hole that Chad had allegedly punched in the wall of her apartment during a previous argument. The YouTuber claimed that things escalated between the two of them after she discovered notifications from a dating app on his cellphone.

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Chad and Annalise met on the dating app Hinge and had been dating since September 2019. They made their red carpet debut on Wednesday, November 6 at Operation Smile Hollywood Fight Night in Beverly Hills.

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At the time, Chad explained to Us that the pair would prefer to keep their relationship private. “We don’t do a lot,” the reality star said. “We come to events, we go to dinners, we do a lot of chilling, honestly. We’re pretty chill.”

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic violence, please call the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-7233 for confidential support.

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance abuse, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-HELP (4357).

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