BEVERLY HILLS—On Monday, August 13, 27-year-old TV reality star Farrah Abraham pled not guilty to one misdemeanor count each of battery and resisting, delaying or obstructing a peace officer. According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, Abraham is scheduled for a pre-trial on September 21.
The incident transpired on June 13 at the Beverly Hills Hotel where Abraham allegedly got into an altercation with a security guard at the Polo Lounge, according to prosecutors. When police arrived on the scene, Abraham refused to comply with their orders and was taken into custody.
According to a report made by the Beverly Hills Police Department, Abraham struck the hotel security guard in the face with her forearm, grabbed his ear and pushed him while he was attempting to prevent her from re-entering the hotel. Officers indicated that they believed Abraham might’ve been intoxicated at the time of arrest. The day after her arrest, Abraham took to Instagram to express her frustration, writing, “The Beverly Hills Police officers should stop having power trips and lying and selling stories to TMZ, while you let all of Beverly Hills be robbed, car break-ins, stealing go on.”
Abraham gained popularity for her role on the 2009 MTV series “16 and Pregnant,” which followed teens who were expecting their first child. She was included in the spin-off series “Teen Mom” until 2012. Abraham released a debut studio album and a memoir, which were both entitled “My Teenage Dream Ended” in 2012.
In 2015, Abraham appeared in the cast of the reality TV UK series “Celebrity Big Brother.” In addition to being a television personality, she worked in the Adult Film industry. Abraham’s case is still under investigation by the BHPD. If convicted, the maximum possible sentence Abraham could face is 18 months in jail.