Fans witnessed David Beador unleash on reality veteran, Vicki Gunvalson, as the dramatic 70’s party played out, on Monday’s Real Housewives of Orange County.
Fans chimed in, slamming David for speaking to a woman abusively — blasting Vicki with names like “scumbag” and “pig.”
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While viewers sided with either the seemingly set-up Kelly Dodd or Shannon, few cheered David’s aggressive behavior towards an unescorted woman. Fans have good reason to wave their red flags, because David Beador has a history of abusing women.
According to a police report obtained by AllAboutTheTea.Com, in February 2003, Beador was charged on counts of assault and “battery against a cohabitant,” after Shannon called the police, when an argument spiraled out of control. David pled guilty, admitting in court that he “willfully and unlawfully used force and violence” against his wife. He was released on a $10k bond, after the incident. He was placed on three years of informal probation, and completed a batterer’s treatment program during that period.
Shannon mentioned during Monday night’s episode that David harbors unresolved anger towards Vicki.
“David is really upset about the whole Vicki situation — actually much more so than I am. He cannot stand her,” Shannon said.
Even in a the contrived land of Bravo, David Beador has no stake in Vicki’s involvement with Brooks Ayers — so why is he so angry? Vicki alleged that David spoke to her, in the same way that he speaks to Shannon.
“That’s the way you talk to Shannon. The way you talk to me, is the way you talk to Shannon,” Vicki remarked.
David Beador was busted and punished, despite Shannon’s defense, and a disturbing side of the reality husband was exposed. David has had to own being an abuser and a cheater in his recorded past. His revealed actions last night simply exposed a more authentic layer of his personality — a glimpse of true reality TV.