Little Women: LA star Briana Manson got engaged to her boyfriend Matt on screen this season, and she appears to be absolutely smitten with her average-height Casanova. But the same cannot be said for Briana’s cast mates and even her family, who can’t seem to get over the fact that Matt has a domestic violence arrest in his past. We reached out to Matt and he was kind enough to talk about the incident in question.
But first, in case you missed it, Briana addressed Matt’s arrest on screen. “My parents did a background check on Matt and they found out that he has a past,” she said. “He was arrested for assault. He wasn’t charged. He was cleared of the charges. Matt said he didn’t do anything wrong so I believe him. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty?” And, despite the issues in Matt’s past, the couple is still going strong and is happy as ever.
Tiana pushes Briana on the matter and asks, “How can you happily present somebody who has a record for beating someone up?” Briana responded by a saying, “There was no charges. That’s it. They were arrests. So that says a lot.”
According to online court records, which I’m sure is what Briana’s friends and family saw, Matt was arrested for both “malicious mischief in the 3rd degree” and “assault 2nd degree domestic violence.”
Here is what Matt had to say about the incidents:
UPDATE – Matt’s statements have been removed by request.
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We’d like to say thanks again to Matt for speaking with us, and we hope this clears things up a bit for viewers — and possibly even Briana’s friends and family who have not given Matt a chance to explain what happened. Now we can all sit back and wait to see more of both Briana and Matt on Little Women: LA Season 3, or maybe even on the Briana and Matt wedding special? 😉