'90 Day Fiancé's Geoffrey Paschel's criminal past includes drugs and accusations of rape by 3 of his ex wives
Paschel is currently starring on TLC's '90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days', where he is seemingly romancing two women at once
Geoffrey Paschel has had quite a few eventful weeks on '90 Day Fiancé: Before the 90 Days,' and recently left fans shocked when he traveled to Russia to meet online girlfriend Varya Maline and propose to her. It was then that he revealed he had a criminal past and had served time in prison on drug charges, much to Maline's chagrin. "I told Varya’s mother that she can trust me, but I’ve been keeping a major secret from Varya all this time," he told her on the show's April 12 episode. "Although I am a different person now, when I was younger, I did go to prison for dealing drugs."
A miffed Maline responded, "Have you ever thought about families you have hurt by your actions? My cousin died from that stuff. He was only 28 years old. The mother, she was inconsolable. Because she lost her son. I can't believe you could help someone die."
According to court documents obtained by Starcasm, Paschel had been arrested in 1997 in Blount County, Tennessee, when he was 19 for possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, possession of a schedule I controlled substance, and possession of a schedule II controlled substance with intent to sell. He had pleaded guilty to the charges and was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail for the same. He apologized to Maline, telling her, "I get it and it affects me too. I don’t even like thinking about it, I don’t like thinking about people that I could have hurt. I made a poor decision."
But Paschel had not been entirely truthful about his criminal past even then, especially considering he was arrested in June 2019 for allegedly violently attacking his then-girlfriend. She told police that he "repeatedly bashed/slammed my head into the hardwood floors of my home" and "dragged me through the house by my hair and continued throwing my body into walls and furniture."
She said she screamed for him to stop multiple times, to no avail. The attack, which went on for 30 minutes, reportedly left her nose dripping with blood, which spattered the walls and the furniture of the home. The girlfriend also alleged Paschel "got on my phone and began deleting all contact (texts, e-mails, voicemails, pictures)" between them and "pulled the screen off the front of the phone and disabled it so I could not call/text anyone."
A police report stated that, after his arrest, Paschel continued being aggressive and "attempted to kick out the windows of the patrol vehicle" and then "made further attempts to damage the patrol vehicle while his legs were restrained."
He was charged with misdemeanor domestic assault, aggravated kidnapping, interference with emergency call, and vandalism in connection to the attack, and it was not an isolated incident either, according to a change.org petition calling for his removal from all TLC programming. Paschel has been accused of abusing his ex-wife while she was pregnant with their child by locking her inside their hotel room in Costa Rica without food or water. She claimed she was forced to deliver the baby alone in the room. Furthermore, of his four ex-wives, three have accused him of rape. He has repeatedly proclaimed his innocence and recently took to Instagram to address the allegations of abuse against him after his hearing date regarding his domestic violence charges was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
"I have been very eager to go and reveal the truth surrounding the evidence in question," he insisted. "I have continually requested the earliest possible dates every time so that I expeditiously clear my name. I have been forced to hide under a rock and told that the 'hate will just go away' if I ignored it. That is not me, and I can't take constant accusations from people, whilst I lie in silence, any longer."
He went to state that he was "100% categorically innocent" and implied that the claims had been made up to sabotage his custody battle.
"These claims are the main reason I’ve been lambasted with such vitriol. I can assure you, if any of these fables were true, I would bow out and accept responsibility," he said. "Not all is as it seems. I have been held back from defending myself, but the time has come that I stand up to the incredulous and contrived conditions that keep compounding due to the viral spread of sensationalized opinions and lazy, one-sided, internet reporting—meant only for clickbait. There are unscrupulous intentions behind this endeavor to defame me and it is due to the custody situations I am currently in. Consequently, the only way for the actual truth to be known, is for me to speak out."
Besides that hearing, Paschel reportedly has at least three other court dates coming up in the next few months, including two different custody cases. At the time of writing, he is still a part of '90 Day Fiancé'.