Sometimes I get a comment from a new person that I don’t post because I have something to say in detail about that comment. Someone named Joan Allen Brown attempted to post a comment last week saying that the big secret that everyone seems to already know about David is that he was arrested for domestic violence, against Shannon two years into their marriage. When I read that, it seemed to make total sense to me. That is something that most of us heard about on the Internet, but has never been aired on the show. It is certainly something that might make Shannon suddenly decide to play nice with Vicki. They other women all know about it since it was in the tabloids last year, but it’s not public knowledge to the casual viewer and may not even be known by her family.
At that time Shannon tried to deny that any domestic violence ever occurred. It is something she wants put behind her. So if this is what Vicki is holding over her head, it wasn’t really a big secret that she told Vicki in confidence. Perhaps she told Vicki more details about what actually happened.
Perhaps tonight’s episode will shed some light on the story.
Here is part of my original post on that from October 7, 2015.
“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. 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?
Thanks to Joan for the reminder of this incident. Is this what Vicki has on David and Shannon? It sounds quite likely to me.