Someone just sent me an article from Star magazine dated April 18, 2014. It’s purportedly an interview with Shannon Beador talking about her decision to be on the Real Housewives of Orange County. I never saw it because I don’t get to much of anywhere anymore unless y’all send me links. Thanks again to all of you who send me links. I don’t always have time to respond but they are much appreciated! I don’t remember it being discussed before that David pled guilty to assault and battery on a “cohabitant” early in their marriage. I must have missed it if it was widely reported.
Anyway, the way it was brought up in the story was kind of weird. In general, even the most sketchy sites won’t put quotes around something and claim to be interviewing someone if they didn’t. That’s an easy lawsuit for the quoted party to win. So, I believe that this was an interview Shannon gave about her husband last year. Was this about the time of the cheating confession? Was she starting her campaign to smear David then? Or did Star have the information and confront Shannon with it.
Click through for the quotes.
“We had a sit-down with the family, and I said, ‘If we do this, we’re going to go all in — no censorship — because if you tell me you can’t talk about something, I’m not going to do it,” she says. “I hope viewers realize that I’m completely honest and authentic.”
The reality star and her husband, David Beador, have three daughters. “If another child comes up and says, ‘Your mother did blah, blah, blah,’ they know to answer, ‘I don’t agree with you. You have a right to your opinion, but I’m sorry you feel that way,” Shannon explains. “I’m hopeful it’s just going to help my children develop thick skin and become stronger women.”
These days, the family’s home is a “toxic-free zone,” but it wasn’t always that way. Two years into the marriage, in February 2003, David was arrested by Newport Beach police and charged with misdemeanor counts of assault and “battery against a cohabitant.” He pled guilty to both charges, and completed three years of informal probation, 10 days in a work program, a voluntary batterer’s treatment program. Still, Shannon insists to Star, “There was no abuse, no physical anything. We had an argument that was resolved very quickly afterward. I just thought that if I called the police, the fight would end. We’ve moved on; it’s over and done.
Who pleads guilty to assault and battery if they didn’t do it? If Shannon denied it happened and he denied it happened, they would have to have some proof to press charges. At the very least Shannon admits to calling the cops on her husband because the fighting was so bad two years into the relationship.
Just like the lady on the Today Show asked Joe Giudice today, “Why go on a reality show if you have a closet full of skeletons?” Why do couples in bad marriages choose to display them on TV? Shannon for one certainly doesn’t need the money. I can only assume she wanted the attention. But this is not the kind of attention she was seeking. Or was it? Was her motive to punish David since the very beginning?
What a mess. I keep saying I am not going to write about this mess anymore. But it just keeps getting weirder. The amount of arguing and misery in that house must be unbearable.