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