BEFORE THE 90 DAYS Geoffrey Paschel lost custody of son, more details from 2019 domestic assault arrest

Before the 90 Days Geoffrey

As we were the first to report, Before the 90 Days Season 4 star Geoffrey Paschel is currently facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, interference with an emergency call, and vandalism after allegedly assaulting his live-in girlfriend in June. She filed for an Order of Protection the following day alleging that Geoffrey “repeatedly bashed/slammed my head into the hardwood floors of my home” and “he dragged me through the house by my hair and continued throwing my body into walls and furniture.”

We have since obtained a copy of the police report from the incident, which reveals some additional details about the aftermath of the alleged assault — including police having to apply additional restraints to Geoffrey twice after he was handcuffed and placed in a police vehicle.

* * * UPDATE – There has been a lot of media coverage and social media posts about the controversies surrounding Geoffrey, and there also appears to be a lot of misinformation being spread. Here is a full recap of our coverage that includes some clarifications on information being reported elsewhere that appears to be unverified. * * *

Geoffrey’s girlfriend told police that he “was in an intoxicated state and assaulted her.” Iterating what she would later state in her Order of Protection filing, she said “Geoffrey grabbed her by the neck and slammed her head against wall several times. [She] also stated she was thrown to the ground during the assault.”

Seemingly supporting her account, “officers observed a large raised bruise on [her] forehead and abrasions on her elbows and knees.” A paramedic on the scene “stated the victim displayed common signs of a concussion. A forensic unit responded and documented the victim’s injuries.”

When officers spoke with Geoffrey, he told them that his girlfriend’s injuries were self-inflicted. And speaking of self-inflicted injuries, the arrest report reveals that “Geoffrey had scratch marks on his stomach and chest which appeared to be self-inflicted.”

Officers determined that there was probable cause to charge Geoffrey with misdemeanor domestic assault. He was handcuffed and placed in a police vehicle. After that, Geoffrey managed to make his bad situation worse.

From the arrest report:

The arrestee was initially taken into custody without incident. While in custody, the arrestee attempted to kick out the windows of the patrol vehicle. Officers removed the arrestee from the vehicle and applied leg restraints. The arrestee made further attempts to damage the patrol vehicle while his legs were restrained. The arrestee was removed from the vehicle again and further restrained.

At the time of his arrest, Geoffrey had custody of his and Brittany’s four-year-old son Cayvan. The co-parenting arrangement determined that Brittany, who now lives in Canada and can no longer enter the United States legally, had Cayvan one week a month. Cayvan was with Brittany at the time of Geoffrey’s arrest, and there was a hearing scheduled for June 11 “in part to determine future co-parenting time.”

Geoffrey was a no-show for the hearing, and it was after the hearing that Brittany found out about the assault arrest. She and her lawyer immediately filed for an emergency motion to suspend co-parenting time based on the arrest and the “particularly egregious” allegations against Geoffrey.

A judge sided with Brittany and gave her temporary physical and legal custody of Cayvan. The co-parenting schedule was flipped, with Geoffrey now being able to have his son one week a month. Geoffrey has been posting lots of photos and videos of Cayvan on Instagram this week, and that’s because he has him from December 28 through January 5. On January 5 he will return to Canada to be with his mother. (Due to Brittany not being able to enter the US, her mother flies into Atlanta to pick Cayvan up.)

If you’re curious as to how Brittany lost custody of her son, that is because she took him (and his younger brother) to Canada without permission back in July of 2017. She claimed that she feared for her safety and the safety of her children in part because Geoffrey had a history of physical and emotional abuse. However, a judge ruled against her and insisted that the children be returned to Geoffrey in Tennessee until the custody battle was heard in court there.

The younger son passed away in March of 2018. (I know there are a lot of questions about his passing, and we are working diligently to find out as much about what happened as possible.)

As part of the co-parenting arrangement allowing Brittany to have Cayvan one week a month, she was required to post a $25,000 bond with the court clerk as insurance that she wouldn’t try anything similar again. When Brittany applied for the co-parenting arrangement to be altered in the wake of Geoffrey’s arrest, she also asked for the return of the $25,000 bond.

Here is the response from the judge:

The Mother previously posted a $25,000 cash bond with the Clerk of Court to secure her performance with the Court’s Orders and the Court hereby Orders that the Clerk shall return the sum of $5,000 to the Mother upon the entry of this Order with the remaining $20,000 to remain on deposit with the Clerk as bond subject to the Court’s previous Orders.

Brittany and Geoffrey are scheduled for another custody hearing in March.

If TLC opts to keep Geoffrey on the show, you can follow along as he courts his Russian girlfriend Varya when 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days Season 4 premieres Sunday, February 23 at 8/7c.

NOTE: In our previous post about Brittany we stated that she has both Canadian and Jamaican citizenship in addition to revealing her allegations of abuse against Geoffrey. Another media outlet picked up the story and stated two things as fact that we did not state in our post. Number one, that Brittany is black. Number two, that Geoffrey was arrested for assaulting Brittany. Number one is simply not true. In regards to the second assumption, Brittany does accuse Geoffrey of abuse in court documents, but I have yet to confirm that Geoffrey was ever arrested for assaulting her.

* * * * * UPDATE * * * * *

Here is a list of all of our posts so far from “The Geoffrey Paschel Files,” which we will continue to update and include at the end of each of the articles:

Geoffrey Paschel facing kidnapping, assault charges; ex gf gets order of protection
Terrifying details on the allegations made by Geoffrey’s live-in girlfriend after he allegedly assaulted her in June of 2019. He was later arrested and is currently facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, interference with emergency call, and vandalism.

Geoffrey Paschel is still married, wife says he abused her, she took their kids to Canada
Information on the bitter split between Geoffrey and his estranged current wife Brittany Paschel, including her taking their two children illegally and running off to Canada. Brittany also accused Geoffrey of abuse, and court documents indicate that Geoffrey’s third wife provided an affidavit to support Brittany with allegations of her own.

Geoffrey Paschel’s 2nd ex-wife says he ‘repeatedly raped’ her in divorce filing, plus more abuse allegations
Details from the divorce and an order of protection filed by Geoffrey’s second ex-wife in which she claims that he “repeatedly raped” her. She also alleges that Geoffrey attacked her multiple times during their marriage, including one instance involving a shotgun and another with a knife held to her throat.

Geoffrey Paschel shares video at son’s grave, offers grief coping advice
Geoffrey shares a video on YouTube recorded at the grave of his son Kazhem, who tragically passed away in March of 2018 at just 13 months old. The video is titled “How to Manage The Loss Of A Child,” and it includes Geoffrey’s thoughts on his son’s passing and coping with the grief.

Geoffrey Paschel criminal history timeline
We continue our in-depth coverage of controversial 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel by moving on from the numerous allegations of domestic abuse made against him by his wives and girlfriend and taking a look at his other arrests.

Ex-wife accuses Geoffrey Paschel of reselling prescription opiates, using his children as a ‘cover’ or ‘mule’
We take a peek at Geoffrey’s third marriage/third divorce and the contentious custody battle for the couple’s son. Geoffrey’s ex references numerous allegations against him in court documents, including “his practice of selling opiate medication and historic involvement of his children as a ‘cover’ or ‘mule’ in his illegal activities.”

Geoffrey Paschel played The BTK Serial Killer for Snapped on Oxygen
Geoffrey Paschel is no stranger to the small screen. Before making his reality show debut with TLC, Geoffrey compiled a pretty extensive acting resume, including a role as one of America’s most infamous serial killers.

Why do fans want Geoffrey Paschel removed from Before the 90 Days? Full controversy recap
We recap all the controversies surrounding 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel, including his criminal history and the numerous allegations of abuse made by his former wives and girlfriends. We also include Geoffrey’s social media posts about his past and the negative things being said about him — including the petition demanding his removal from TLC.

Asa Hawks is a writer and editor for Starcasm. You can contact Asa via Twitter, Facebook, or email at starcasmtips(at)

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