The Real Reason 90 Day Fiance's Geoffrey Paschel Went To Prison

This article includes mentions of domestic violence.

Sometimes life is hard and just plain sucks. Geoffrey Paschel of "90 Day Fiance" fame learned the hard way that, most of the time, life will kick you when you're down. Geoffrey made his reality TV debut on Season 4 of the franchise spin-off, "90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days." But if you didn't catch Geoffrey's story on the popular reality TV show, we'll recap to catch you up.

Monsters and Critics reports that Geoffrey is a notorious playboy, admitting to Domenick Nati on his YouTube podcast, "The Domenick Nati Show," that he's been intimate with more than 500 women. And even if that number is a bit inflated, there's no doubt Geoffrey isn't one to wait around for anyone when it comes to playing the field. So when the "90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days" star headed overseas, fans were hoping a love match between Geoffrey and his Russian girlfriend, Varya Malina, would be instantaneous.

But Varya was hesitant when Geoffrey asked her to marry him, and according to Entertainment Tonight, the rejection stung his pride and bruised his heart. The former was certainly on display during his season on the reality TV show. Geoffrey came home from Russia with a new woman in mind and quickly moved on to rekindling his relationship with Mary Wallace, an ex-girlfriend from his long list of past loves. Per ET, that didn't sit well with Varya, who flew from Russia to Knoxville, Tennessee to try and "win Geoffrey back."

Geoffrey pays the piper

As one of the most volatile partners to ever grace the "90 Day Fiance" franchise, plenty of fans of the show called for Geoffrey Paschel's removal given his current legal issues, Screen Rant reported. But it was his prior conviction on drug charges, specifically possession with the intent to sell that shocked his "90 Day Fiance" love interest, Varya Malina. When her family learned of his conviction, ET reported that her mother and brother urged the reality TV star to "leave him."

His original prison term left him behind bars from 2001 to 2003 and gave him a criminal record that will follow him for the rest of his life, something that isn't so easy to rise above. Given his current criminal battle, however, that might not be an issue for a guy like Geoffrey. In Touch Weekly reported that Geoffrey came clean to his online girlfriend during their time on "90 Day Fiance" about how his past was a bit checkered. He admitted that back in the early 2000s, he pleaded guilty to charges of possession of and intent to controlled substances. Geoffrey was sentenced to 11 months and 29 days in jail for the offense.

Interestingly enough, however, Geoffrey neglected to tell his new love about his most recent run-in with the law.

New charges could mean more prison time

Geoffrey Paschel is someone who is used to getting what he wants. His display in front of Varya Malina's friends on his trip to Russia on Season 4 of "90 Day Fiance: Before the 90 Days" is evidence enough of that, per ET. However, sometimes life gives you a curveball you weren't expecting and turns your world upside-down. 

In 2019, Geoffrey was charged with aggravated kidnapping, domestic violence, interfering with an emergency call, and vandalism after Knoxville police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance, according to a press release put out by the Knoxville Attorney General's Office. The victim, Kristen Chapman, is an ex-girlfriend of Geoffrey's and testified in open court that she suffered at the hands of Geoffrey after he allegedly "grabbed the victim by the neck and slammed her head against the wall several times. She was also thrown to the ground and dragged."

On October 7, 2021, Geoffrey was convicted, per ET, of aggravated kidnapping, domestic violence, and interfering with an emergency call. Court TV captured the opening day of the trial, as well as the reading of the verdict, after which the judge in the case revoked Geoffrey's bond. The reality TV star was taken into custody to await his sentencing which is set for December 3.

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