The wild and tumultuous life of Farrah Abraham, birth-child of controversy

Farrah Abraham was arrested early Wednesday morning after she struck a security guard at a hotel in Beverly Hills. But then again, this serious charge was not a surprise

                            The wild and tumultuous life of Farrah Abraham, birth-child of controversy
Farrah Abraham (Getty Images)

Farrah Abraham is making headlines again and not surprisingly for all the wrong reasons. This time, the ex-'Teen Mom' was arrested for an alleged altercation with a Beverly Hills hotel employee where she played the "celebrity" card and hit the security guard on his face.

According to TMZ, it all started when the 27-year-old went to a fancy hotel on a Tuesday night and got into a verbal argument with other guests. The security guard interrupted the fight and asked Farrah to leave. She resisted and as she tried to re-enter the hotel, she physically assaulted the guard, and reportedly hit him in the face with her forearm, grabbed his ear and pushed his head. He suffered minor injuries.

Police came to the scene and immediately noted that Farrah was drunk as interrogation proceeded. A video was recorded by the same site, and you can repeatedly hear her yell, "Go f**k yourself" to the officers surrounding her.

When an officer took her wallet, she insisted that she hadn't struck or injured anyone at the hotel. "I'm not resisting!" she sobbed, “You’re hurting me.”

Just hours earlier, Farrah was posting pictures on the venue for her 1.3 million Instagram followers alongside Mark Cuban and Kate Neilson. Her 9-year-old daughter, Sophia, was also present. She was arrested at 1.48 am PST and was held on $500 bail.

Soon enough, she out of jail. On June 13 she took to Instagram Live to thank her well-wishers. She addressed that it was a sad situation that she cannot even "have fun" and people want to land her in trouble. This time the arrest read for misdemeanor battery and trespassing.

Farrah is no stranger to controversy and landing herself in trouble, big time.

Ever since viewers were introduced to Farrah in 2009 on MTV’s '16 and Pregnant,' she was identified as a contentious character, who lashed out at her mother and father on 'Teen Mom OG' and clashed with fellow costars more than it was necessary.

She was then a 17-year-old cheerleader from Council Bluffs, Iowa, who got pregnant by her ex-boyfriend, Derek Underwood. It was a heart-wrenching moment when people found out that Underwood was killed in a car accident in December 2008, when she was eight months pregnant.

In her book, titled 'My Teenage Dream Ended,' Farrah wrote that they were broken up at the time of the accident but called him “my first love, my only true love.”

A year after her limelight debut, we were properly introduced to her tumultuous relationship with her mother. Debra Danielson, Farrah's mom, was charged with assault for hitting Farrah in 2010. Their relationship dynamic made for a highly-rated reality show and after appearing for only four seasons before 'Teen Mom OG' ended in 2012, she quit the reality show, having already become a prominent figure in the public eye.

Soon after, in March 2013, she was arrested for DUI in Nebraska, for blowing a .147 during a field sobriety test. She was sentenced to six months of probation and fined $500.

The same year, news broke that her sex tape was being shopped around. And as it turns out, the rumor was true and the sex tape was actually a professionally shot video for Vivid Entertainment that she had made with porn star James Deen. The then 22-year-old reportedly made $1 million off her deal with Vivid, and 'Farrah Superstar: Backdoor Teen Mom' was released the same spring.

Two months later, she was in rehab for alcohol abuse. When she was out of rehab, she notoriously started attending porn conventions and strip clubs. During this time, she said she surrounded herself with the “wrong type of people” while making these promotional appearances. This put her in unsafe situations, she claims.

During a 2014 interview with 'In Touch' she stated, “I was drugged and raped more than once. It was a dark time.” Listed among the men she claims sexually assaulted her, was James Deen, the porn star who co-starred in her sex tape. She went on to clarify that the two had a casual relationship but that he was “abusive, pushy, and manipulative” throughout.

Television personality Farrah Abraham attends the Crazy Horse III Gentlemen's Club's NEON Flow holiday party on December 14, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for Crazy Horse III)


In 2015, she pursued the claim in an interview with the Daily Mail, “James Deen raped me for his benefit of fame. He conspired against me with others that I thought were my friends at the time, and that was very hurtful,” she stated in 2015.

Deen was accused by a handful of other women and Farrah came forward and gave her statement, "I don’t know if he just drugged women to take advantage of them or what was going on. I experienced extreme anger problems and abusive behavior from Deen. … He treated me like he wanted to break me and ruin my career as a reality star-celebrity, as many witnessed. I no longer wanted to be around him.”

Then in March 2016, Farrah shared an encounter on her podcast that involved an Uber driver.mShe said he looked at her in a strange manner and as she approached his car “like he was mentally disabled,” she told Daily Mail Online. Farrah then said her boyfriend had to rescue her because the Uber driver almost raped her.

Soon enough, she retracted her statement and after backlash, she said, “It could have escalated into a rape situation.” Uber responded that they had no reports on this emergency — but they did ban her from using the service.

Moving on, she went to Austin, Texas, and worked at a strip club Palazio Gentlemen’s Club, where she claimed she was doing “research.”

“In the same way Jennifer Aniston researched her role as a stripper, that’s what I’m doing. It’s how I get the information to write my books and do my movies,” she told E! News.

Farrah released an erotic trilogy series titled 'Celebrity Sex Tape' as well as a line of sex toys in 2014. Gaining her TV power back, she found a way through 'Celebrity Big Brother' and 'Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars Family Edition' before going back to the place where she started; MTV 'Teen Mom OG,' in 2015.

This again, was no paradise, according to her. In October 2017, Farrah was “fired” from the show — and she went all out for cold revenge. 

She filed a $5 million lawsuit against the production companies and producers involved in the making of the show for “wrongful termination.”

Farrah claimed that she was “sex-shamed” and “ridiculed” by the production crew after she told them she was pursuing working in the adult entertainment industry. Further citing that the incident caused her to suffer “emotional pain, emotional suffering, inconvenience, and mental anguish.” 

In March 2018, it was reported that she and MTV had reached a settlement.

Prior to her Wednesday night arrest, she had sealed the headlines away by showing up at the Cannes Film Festival last month, going commando and suffering a wardrobe malfunction.

Her other controversies include her obsession with plastic surgery, despite her "wake up call" in 2015, and her questionable parenting towards her young daughter.