The 90 Day Fiance franchise has a long history of controversial cast members, and it appears as though Before the 90 Days Season 4 star Geoffrey Paschel will be joining that list. In addition to being a professional actor with a rather extensive resume of television work, which will certainly have fans questioning the authenticity of his relationship with Russian event DJ Varya, Geoffrey also has an extensive criminal record.
That extensive criminal record includes some shockingly recent entries. Geoffrey’s now ex-girlfriend filed an order of protection against him in June of this year after an alleged brutal attack in their home. Geoffrey is scheduled for arraignment in January on charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, interference with emergency call, and vandalism.
We obtained a copy of the order of protection filing, and the woman’s description of the alleged events are nothing short of harrowing.
The incident happened after Geoffrey and his girlfriend returned home from dinner at a Knoxville restaurant on June 8, 2019. The couple had plans to go out later and meet a friend at a local bar. The girlfriend took her dog for a walk and texted their friend to let them know they were about to head out to the bar.
From the girlfriend’s narrative on the order of protection filing:
When I got back to my house, I was attacked by Geoffrey Paschel. He repeatedly bashed/slammed my head into the hardwood floors of my home. He dragged me through the house by my hair and continued throwing my body into walls and furniture. (I know this because of blood on my walls, furniture, etc. Also, the couch was overturned and the kitchen table was moved several feet.) I screamed for him to stop multiple times. This went on for approximately 30 minutes.
My nose was dripping blood into my mouth, so he made me wash my face with the lights off and blow my nose. He flushed the toilet paper down the toilet when I was finished. He then ordered me to get into my bed, which I did to stop any further abuse.
He got on my phone and began deleting all contact (texts, e-mails, voicemails, pictures) between us. He spent about 2 hours on my phone while I laid in bed beside him pretending to sleep. He pulled the screen off the front of the phone and disabled it so I could not call/text anyone, then put it on the bedside table. He also synced my iCloud to his MacBook.
When he was finished going through my phone, he tried to embrace me and apologize. I told him not to touch me and quickly jumped out of bed and ran out the front door to my neighbor’s house. I rang her doorbell and asked her to call 9-1-1, which she immediately did.
The girlfriend says that police arrived quickly and got her statement. She says they proceeded to her house where they arrested Geoffrey.
After giving her statement, Geoffrey’s girlfriend went to a local hospital to have CT scan for a contusion on her forehead. “I was diagnosed with a concussion, but had no bleeding on my brain,” she says in the filing. “I was released from the hospital around 6AM. Upon returning home, I realized he took my car keys.”
The girlfriend ends her narrative by claiming the attack wasn’t the first instance of abuse in their relationship. “In the past year (since Sept. 2018), Geoffrey has assaulted me 4 other times. This includes pushing, hitting, choking, and verbal threats.”
Geoffrey’s now ex-girlfriend was granted a temporary order of protection against him on June 11, 2019. The order has been extended twice with another hearing for another extension scheduled for February of next year.
According to the order of protection filing, Geoffrey and his young son Cayvan (I believe he is currently 4 years old) were living with the alleged victim at the time of the incident.
As mentioned above, Geoffrey is scheduled to be arraigned on charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, interference with emergency call, and vandalism in January.
It’s important to remind everyone that Geoffrey has not been found guilty of anything. I am still working on getting the arrest report, will will hopefully provide more information about the woman’s injuries as well as Geoffrey’s account of what happened.
UPDATE – Geoffrey Paschel has been convicted of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, and interference with emergency call. I do not know what happened with the vandalism charge. He was sentenced to 18 years in prison with no chance of parole.
90 Day Fiance producers have been criticized in the past for casting people that have shady pasts, including domestic violence arrests, but Geoffrey’s case seems particularly egregious given how recent the incident was. It’s unclear when Geoffrey filmed his segments for the show, but there is no timeline that would explain producers overlooking the charges against him.
If Geoffrey filmed for the current season after June, then surely producers would have been made aware of the alleged incident and the resulting order of protection after doing a background check — which other cast members have confirmed they do.
If Geoffrey filmed before June, then the allegations against him would still seem like reason enough to cut him from the show — at least until the case is resolved. Of course, if Geoffrey filmed before June, that means he quickly got another girlfriend in Tennessee after Varya and moved in with her, which seems a little rushed to say the least.
As far as Geoffrey’s criminal history, it looks to be quite extensive. According to jail records, he has been arrested multiple times since becoming an adult, including a Texas arrest in 2001 after being served on a federal warrant by the US Marshals Service!
I’m still working on getting more information about Geoffrey’s prior arrests, as well as the current charges against him. Plus, TLC’s bio for Geoffrey mentions that he has been divorced twice, and it appears as though there was some drama (and legal issues) there as well. From the looks of things, the internet will be unpacking the “evuhdense” binder on Geoffrey for months to come, so stay tuned.
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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:
STARCASM COVERAGE OF GEOFFREY PASCHEL
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 lost custody of son, more details from 2019 domestic assault arrest
After Geoffrey’s arrest in June, Brittany filed for (and got) custody of their son. Post includes additional details about Geoffrey’s arrest from the police report, including the fact that additional restraints had to be applied to Geoffrey multiple times after he attempted to kick out the windows of a police vehicle after being placed in custody.
More allegations of abuse against #90DayFiance #BeforeThe90Days' Geoffrey Paschel from his 2nd ex-wife. (These are different allegations than the ones we previously reported on by Geoffrey's current estranged wife and his ex-girlfriend from last year.) https://t.co/fKfQufYmvR
— Starcasm (@starcasm) January 9, 2020
Geoffrey Paschel’s 2nd ex-wife says he ‘repeatedly raped’ her in divorce filing, plus more abuse allegations
Details on the allegations made by Geoffrey’s second wife during their divorce, including her claim that he “repeatedly raped” her. There is also information from her order of protection filed against him in which she 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.
The #90DayFiance franchise has a history of questionable casting choices, but #BeforeThe90Days season 4's Geoffrey Paschel may just top the list! Read the startling allegations from an order of protection filed against him by his ex in June of this year! https://t.co/FNOfPQo50Q
— Starcasm (@starcasm) December 23, 2019
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 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 Change.org petition demanding his removal from TLC.
Geoffrey Paschel assault & kidnapping case delayed, plus 2011 protection order revealed
Update on Geoffrey’s assault and kidnapping case. Plus, a 2011 police report reveals that another of Geoffrey’s ex-girlfriends had an order of protection filed against him at the time.
Geoffrey & Varya update and Before the 90 Days Couples Tell All spoilers
Geoffrey and Varya reportedly did not participate in the Before the 90 Days Couples Tell All special after TLC did not invite him. A reliable source says that TLC did extend an invitation to Varya, but she told the network that if Geoffrey couldn’t participate, then she wouldn’t either. The special was filmed remotely during the first weekend in May.
Geoffrey Paschel calls Big Ed ‘pervert’ & talks Tell All snub, pending criminal case, Mary and more
Geoffrey Paschel calls his Before the 90 Days co-star Big Ed Brown a pervert during an interview on The Domenick Nati Show. Geoffrey also talked about his pending kidnapping and assault case as well as the awkward love triangle between himself, Varya and Mary!
Geoffrey Paschel’s girlfriend Mary Wallace arrested for domestic violence in 2013 EXCLUSIVE
On 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days, controversial star Geoffrey Paschel is currently caught up in a love triangle with his Russian girlfriend Varya and his good friend Mary from Tennessee. After Varya rejected Geoffrey’s marriage proposal, he returned to the United States and decided to try to pursue a relationship with Mary. The two have a friendship history together, they live close to each other, and they also have something relatively unique in common: being arrested for domestic violence!
VIDEO Geoffrey Paschel shares details on son Kazhem’s death at the age of 13 months
In a new YouTube video, Geoffrey opens up about the passing of his 13-month-old son Kazhem Paschel in March of 2018. In addition to Geoffrey’s emotional account of what happened, the video includes medical records, audio recordings, a 911 call transcript and more.
Curious why fans are demanding that TLC remove Geoffrey Paschel from #90DayFiance #BeforeThe90Days? We have a full recap of all the controversies surrounding him. Plus, read Geoffrey's posts about the backlash, which he blames on "silly clickbait stories." https://t.co/lDl6j6ct5I
— Starcasm (@starcasm) March 9, 2020
Geoffrey Paschel kidnapping and assault trial delayed again more than 2 years after arrest
The trial of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel has been delayed yet again. Geoffrey is still facing charges of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, interference with an emergency call, and vandalism after an altercation with his American girlfriend in June of 2019. The altercation was shortly before Geoffrey started filming with TLC, including his trip to Russia to see Varya.
Geoffrey Paschel trial day one recap with photos & video
The trial of 90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days star Geoffrey Paschel started in Knoxville, Tennessee. Get a recap of day one, including graphic photos of the injuries sustained by Geoffrey’s fiancée (!!) Kristen on the night of the incident. Plus, video of the trial via Court TV’s live stream!
Geoffrey Paschel found guilty of all charges VIDEO
Geoffrey Paschel was found guilty of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault, and interference with an emergency call in a Knoxville, Tennessee court earlier today. The verdict came after Geoffrey testified on the stand in his own defense.
Geoffrey Paschel to receive minimum 12-year prison sentence with no parole
The Knoxville District Attorney General issues a statement revealing that Geoffrey’s prior felony convictions mean that he is facing a minimum of 12 years in prison WITHOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF PAROLE!
#90DayFiance #BeforeThe90Days Geoffrey Paschel was just sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of aggravated kidnapping, domestic assault and interference with an emergency call in October. Get all the details from the sentencing: https://t.co/k9B3vTcAGQ
— Starcasm (@starcasm) February 3, 2022
Geoffrey Paschel sentenced to 18 years for kidnapping, domestic assault
Two years and eight months after Geoffrey Paschel brutally beat his fiancee Kristen Wilson, he was finally sentenced. He received 18 years in prison with no chance of parole.
Judge calls Geoffrey Paschel ‘sick’ and ‘sadistic’ despite projecting that he’s a ‘good guy’
Prior to sentencing Geoffrey Paschel to 18 year in prison without parole, Judge Kyle Hixson called Geoffrey out for his “sick” and “sadistic” actions towards women. He also said Geoffrey is “image conscious” and tries to sell a “good guy” image to the world, but “what is going on behind closed doors is much different than the image that Mr. Paschel projects out to the rest of the world.” Keep reading for the judge’s full statement. Plus, a transcript of Geoffrey’s allocution and a statement on his sentencing from the Office of the District Attorney General of Tennessee’s 6th Judicial District.
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