David Beador’s Woman Beater Past EXPOSED—The #RHOC Star Pled Guilty To Battery Against Wife Shannon Beador

Posted on Jul 26 2016 - 10:06am by BeachSpin

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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.”

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.

 

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  • RAW

    Vicki and Kelly just went to the party to cause trouble. And they did. I hope trashy kelly will be the demise of both of them.

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    Vicki got right up in his face too, takes 2 to tango.

  • mojitomom

    You’re forgetting how ugly Vicki was at the Baptism last year. She had broken her promise to Shannon to not tell anyone about the affair. But Vicki told her brother and his girlfriend and they blasted Shannon about it publicly at the Baptism. It was really low and vile. I would never be near Vicki again for that.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      So in your warped mind, Vicki’s “bad behavior” at the baptism (which I don’t recall) justifies David beating up his wife?

      • Birdie

        Vicki had told her brother and his GF because they had vacationed with the Beadors and witnessed their marriage issues. Rhonda gave Shannon a taste of her own medicine, and Shannon had a drunk hissy fit–even though Tamra (her new bestie btw) had already blabbed the rumor all over town. Rhonda was the hero of the episode.

        • RealitytvJunkie

          The insinuation that Vicki gave her brother’s girlfriend the affair info to repeat cannot technically be confirmed. David and Shannon’s marriage issues were all over the OC and many (including Tamra and Heather) were gossiping around town about it.

          • Birdie

            I believe that Vicki admits that she told them–due to Billy and Rhonda spending time with the Beadors while they were trying to work on their relationship.

          • RealitytvJunkie

            Ok, thanks for clarifying.

      • Marcy Scrot

        No it justifies the way he talked to her. What happened between him and Shannon is their business unless it happened today

        • RealitytvJunkie

          Vicki said nothing that would warrant David flying into the violent rage he did and getting in her face. David beating Shannon’s ass — (and I’m pretty sure it happens on a regular basis) tells me all I need to know, after watching David’s aggression on Vicki. That was a huge indicator of what really goes on in the Beador home and it’s downright frightening.

      • Chickpea16

        Who said he beat her up?

        • Read the story. David pled guilty to assaulting Shannon. He put his hands on her.

  • Doris Ann Tuttle King

    Vicki was also talking bad about Shannon and that’s what made him go off. I don’t think he should have, but he was defending his wife.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      The video shows Vicki casually saying to David, “Shannon is in her glory right now.” How is that, “talking bad,” and how does that statement warrant the abusive attack by David?

      • Doris Ann Tuttle King

        And that wasn’t throwing shade against Shannon to her husband? Just because it was done “casually”? That’s the worst kind of shade lol. I’m not excusing his behavior but Vicki shouldn’t have said that to him either. She could have just as easily went to one of the other girls and said what she had to say. Her and Tamra seemed to be doing well and also Heather. Why say that to David? She set him up and he fell for it.

        • RealitytvJunkie

          David could have also walked away and not addressed Vicki’s innocuous snark. His aggressive and abuse response did not justify Vicki’s comment.

          • SMDRN66

            But why should he? Seems like he has been walking away from the bullshit. After all that Vicki did to Shannon with the lies and back stabbing. Vicki deserved what she got.

            But the bigger issue that keeps getting overlooked is they were all loaded. People’s better judgement gets a bit clouded, and they all could have handled themselves in a more civil manner. This wasn’t just a passing comment that was made. The bad feelings go back more than a year ago. If you don’t get a satisfying resolution, you’re eventually going to blow. David was also telling Vicki why Shannon is so upset and what to do to fix it….take accountability and it’s done…but right away he’s the bad guy.

          • Viva La Diva

            ok SHANNON we get it – you’re on david’s side here.

    • Birdie

      He didn’t defend her when she had to call the cops to get him off her.

      • RealitytvJunkie

        You tell em Birdie.

  • Birdie

    David is a disgusting abuser—his behavior towards Vicki was VERY revealing. Anyone who thinks it’s fine for a man to treat a woman like that needs help. David would have never acted that way if Vicki had a man in her corner–he targets vulnerable women.

  • Dave

    I am beyond disgusted at some of the comments on this thread. There is a lot of sick people in this world that should seek help for supporting an abusive man like David. I am floored by some of these comments.

    • Birdie

      It is disgusting and beyond disturbing.

      • Dave

        I cringed watching that scene and I rewinded it several times. David was enraged, he went from 0 to 60 in seconds. I’m afraid for Shannon and her kids around that man.

        • Birdie

          Agreed. His eyes blazed with rage towards a woman who has NO effect on his life–any woman who lives with him is walking a scary line.

    • RealitytvJunkie

      I’m with you Dave on this.

    • SMDRN66

      Sorry but Vicki deserved everything that David said to her. I can’t believe people think that it’s okay for a woman to get in a man’s face and be rude and disrespectful, but a man is not allowed to respond in the same manner. Besides, Vicki wasn’t scared or intimidated to back down. She kept on going. It’s not like Vicki is this poor innocent picked on wall flower. I can tell the difference between a heated argument and abuse. As an ER RN and Paramedic, I’ve seen it thousands of times. I say this and I don’t really care for Shannon and David. Everyone always blows things way out of proportion.

    • Chickpea16

      What was the actial abuse he was charged wih. It didn’t say; not that I’m excusing it

      • JustSayin

        Above it says he was charged with assault and “battery against a cohabitant.”

  • Marcy Scrot

    Real men don’t talk to ladies like that. Vickie is no lady

    • Birdie

      That’s what all of the abusers out there can say while they are beating the crap out of their women–SMH.

    • JustSayin

      Real men treat ALL women like ladies.

    • Elizabeth Fisher

      WOW…

  • Tigerlilly

    None of these people are likable, not a single one of them. So, I’m hard pressed to defend any of them. That said, David needs to calm the eff down, smoke a blunt and stay in his lane. Come to think of it, Vicki needs to do the same. I’d rather disembowel myself with a spork than have any of these fools as friends but I reckon they make for pretty good train wreck tv. So, carry on, I guess…😕

    • Doris Ann Tuttle King

      You summed it up perfectly! Did you just drop the mike and walk away? Lol

  • ScrappieONE

    Both Shannon and David are beyond pathetic. Shannon running over to David, pointing finger whining someone is talking about her. Go away already

  • RHONJ Fan

    Well..well…well…this is a delightful cup of afternoon tea. So David is not only a cheater but a wife beater. Can’t say I’m surprised at this revelation. It was obvious from the aggression with Vicki last night, that he’s capable of such actions. The cameras were rolling and David could not even hide his violent nature. I wonder how many secret trips to the ER Shannon has made over the course of their marriage. Their beautiful daughters is who I’m concerned for. Growing up in such dysfunction will have adverse lasting effects.

  • BigBrothersMother

    None of these people should drink even one drop of alcohol. It’s just fuel on the fire.

    • RHONJ Fan

      Especially a wife beater like David. And you know him and Shannon love the Tito Vodka.

    • YeahThat

      Just think without alcohol……all shows would be like watching Sonja clean up her basement

      • BigBrothersMother

        LOL! This bunch should have all gotten scripts for medical marijuana for this party. That would have been fun to watch.

        • YeahThat

          Hopefully at least there would have been laughter instead of screaming…and the food would have been eaten

    • RonnieRIB

      Especially not the cheap stuff…

  • JustSayin

    I am the oldest of 4, with 3 younger brothers, and I can say from experience that if a female stepped to any of my brothers and got it their face, they would walk away. They would never go toe-to-toe with a woman, yelling in her face, because they were raised better, and they know exactly how bad that would make them look. If it started to get out of hand, they’d ask me (or another female relative/friend) to intercede.

    • SMDRN66

      Sorry but I disagree. If someone gets in your face and starts yelling, screaming, being rude or disrespectful, you have every right to give it back. Too many women like to push men’s buttons because they think men should just take their crap. I think Kandi says it best, “Don’t start none, won’t be none.” Vicki deserved everything that David said to her. Especially after what she did the Shannon. I say this and I’m not really a fan of Shannon’s.

      • RHONJ Fan

        Vicki did not get in David’s face and start yelling and screaming. David got in Vicki’s face, that’s the difference. Is that ok with you that a known wife beater is screaming in a single woman’s face.

      • JustSayin

        I agree with you in part, and in theory. In theory it’d be nice if we really were all equal, but we’re not. Most men have a physical advantage over most women, that’s just the truth of our biological makeup. Which is why it’s still seriously frowned upon for a man to become so aggressive with a woman.

        As an older sister, I agree that a woman shouldn’t be allowed to get in my brothers face, yell, scream, maybe even hit him, and he’s expected to do nothing. That enrages me, and I personally believe that if you hit a man, you better be ready for him to hit you back.

        But I’m glad that my brothers handle themselves like gentlemen, and don’t go off on females just because they might have the right. Having the right to do something doesn’t always mean you should.

      • Kimmie77

        No Vicki didn’t deserve that. She didn’t get in his face. Her comment about Shannon wasn’t cool in front of her husband but for him to jump in her face over that comment and become aggressive was not cool.

        He could calmly told her not speak about his wife and then walked away.

        • suse

          I don’t remember David “GETTING IN VICKI’S FACE (EITHER(!!)).” She said something about Shannon, he said something back IN DEFENSE OF HIS WIFE (no matter who said it!). This is blown out of proportion on both accounts!!

          • Kimmie77

            This is so old and boring!!!! Really? Time to move on now. It’s 2017.

  • YeahThat

    I am convinced Bravo checks out everyone through public criminal records….as soon as they see DUI, Assault or Thief….they are signed up

  • RonnieRIB

    I knew it…

  • Harley

    When Kelly kept saying “who, who, who?” I thought she was trying to get Shannon to say “who” it was she was allegedly making out with. Of course, she was drunk as a skunk and couldn’t get it out right, but that’s what thought…but I could be wrong.

    • YeahThat

      Yes…. she wanted Shannon to name the person..Who Who Who…

  • italiano bambino

    All of them act like assholes. Btw seem the party suck ass

    • Marsbars09

      LOL!

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      I’m going to have a 70’s party and everyone here is invited! Woop woop! Bambino I’m counting on you showing up as one of the Village People … I’m thinking maybe as the leather man.

    • Bryan

      the only time one should be in costume is Halloween, if you are going to have a party let people come their clothes and be comfy and happy

  • SMDRN66

    Sorry, David was arguing with a pig and a scumbag. It’s 2016. If you get up in another person’s face, man or woman, that other person has every right to give it back. You don’t get a pass for having a vagina. If you don’t want to be spoken to in that manner, don’t start yelling in his face or speaking like you don’t like to be spoken to. Kelly is another pig and scumbag.

    • RHONJ Fan

      You sound very ignorant and a supporter of abusive men. Vicki did not get in David’s face first.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        From what I saw she did. She walked around to his side of the table and stood right in front of him.

        • Hi BHEyes! Standing in front of someone is not really in their face. David was the clear aggressor in this case. Just my opinion.

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            Hi Seuess! I had to watch again – to me it seems that Vicki put her face in to David’s. Many of the comments I have seen accusing David of being aggressive mention him putting his face in to hers as an example of his behavior.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      I agree. Vicki got in David’s face. I’m sick of her using the “woman” card whenever it suits her. She didn’t stop Brooks going in on Tamra for rolling her eyes. She loved it!! She thought he was defending his woman. Vicki has screeched in faces of people, male and female, for 11 seasons. I don’t even like David but I didn’t think he looked threatening.

  • Marsbars09

    This is no bueno. David is a bad dude. How Shannon tolerates his abusive behavior I don’t know, but I’m convinced the David we see on TV is not the man he is in REAL life. I also wonder if Shannon gives as good as she gets. She doesn’t appear to be a wallflower to me.

    • Sara

      I think you nailed their relationship. Shannon is bizarre on every level. And David is a ticking bomb. Lot’s of resentment in that turd. And I do think she’s aggressive with him b/c she’s got him over the proverbial cheating barrel.

      And I noticed that this season her talking heads appear to be written and rehearsed before she tapes them…she’s glib and shrugs things off with a certain nonchalance and “maturity” that she doesn’t ever display in her interactions with the other cast members.

      Oh, and she doesn’t leave him b/c he’s the one who earns the money.

      The OC has become totally unwatchable. This recent episode was the last one for me…remote…CLICK!

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Sara! I never noticed a change in Shannon’s TH’s. I’ll have to pay closer attention to them in the future.
        Also, Shannon is a trust fund baby. She does not need David’s financial support, so I’m perplexed as to why she’s still with him.

        • Sara

          Oooo, I stand corrected. Didn’t know about the trust fund. So indeed, I’m even more perplexed about why she stays with him after the physical abuse AND the affair. Unless she believes that the family needs to stay intact while the kids are still at home. I understand that totally (after an affair). But not when there’s been physical abuse. Young girls often think it’s okay behavior if their mother stayed. Boys think they can repeat the behavior their dad modeled. So abuse becomes part of the fabric of the family. And other kids take away mixed messages about control. Oh, well, Shannon and her wackiness are out of my life now.

  • penny 2

    This guy is all kinds of messy. I’d stay away from him.

  • Norrth

    I haven’t seen the show but it sounds like David is incredibly wrong in his treatment of Vicki. I wonder if Vicki now gets how people viewed Ryan’s attack on Lydia’s mom.

    • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

      I doubt it; she’s an idiot.

  • AnEnigmaWrappedIn$nark

    Wow this is some juicy sheet! A $10K bail bond is serious stuff. Seems so weird he’d go from physically aggressive to a whiny mealy mouthed little wimp. I really can’t take either one of them; they deserve each other.

  • BriannaG

    Wow,wow….So he is a coward,a cheater and a wife beater? And Shannon still stayed with him? Great, perfect example of marriage for their daughters….

    • wellWellwell

      She is truly crazy, her talking heads are so weird, she talks then yells then talks and interviews herself all at the same time.

      • BriannaG

        I am no longer watching OC, but this sounds really weird…
        Shannon always seemed bipolar to me…

        • wellWellwell

          You could be right she might be bipolar, she has high’s and low’s even in her speech pattern.

      • guest2twenty2

        She’s crazier than a $hithouse rat.

      • Sherryc74

        THATS IT! I couldn’t put my finger on the words to use to describe her awful rants! She’s interviewing herself & saying what she wants us 2 believe. Spot on!

  • Ravello

    Wow, wow, wow. I’m not easily shocked but this tea is quite stunning. Nothing like going on a reality show when you have skeletons in your closet.

  • Bryan

    What’s this, you mean the “perfect” husband isn’t so perfect!!!

    • Why is this happening to us?

      Husband by Bravo…

      • Bryan

        =)

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    It’s amazing how the tide turns. I never liked David, still don’t. But I recall so many viewers saying that he was such a nice guy hard done by with his shrew of a wife in season one. Then when the affair came out he was exonerated by many because…Shannon. He’s always been passive aggressive and an antagoniser IMO. I think being with him has has made Shannon a neurotic wreck. But when it comes to Vicki I don’t believe he was threatening or aggressive. From what I saw she put her face in front of his.

    • of two souls

      Exactly

  • Truth be told

    I always said deflecting was huge with Shannon. I wasn’t aware of the abuse charge but after last night’s episode, I am not surprised. I read many comments about Vicki getting up in his face but with the magic of editing, no one’s certain. He came at her aggressively and when she defended her self, the aggression leaked out. People cheat, it’s not my concern, what was disgusting with this jackass was giving his daughter his wedding ring to give back to her mother…

  • Sugar in my tank

    Hunty, lawd. The Bitchdors had the wrong costume during last night’s episode. Instead of the Ropers they should have come dressed as Ike and Tina Turner. Yazzz, I said it. I don’t ever condone violence against women and because she was beaten by that garbage; she should have pulled him away but “NOOOO”, she went to go get him “TO DO WHAT? See, this attention seeker should be very careful about what you dig up on others. Shannon sat on WWHL and claimed that she doesn’t comment on anyone’s relationship yet she continues to address Vicky and Brooks. I guess she was too drunk to remember what she said while accusing her guests of being wasted. Watch the episode Ms. Enema so you can recall how you set up Kelly. Have three seats Fish.

    • Omg, I think I am in LOVE!!!! You are hilarious!!!!

    • Snarky gal

      You r so damn funny I love to read what you write it gives me my daily chuckle

      • Sugar in my tank

        Ahhh, thank you hunty. These broads give me alot of inspiration.

  • igloonorth

    David’s behavior may have been inappropriate at the party but it doesn’t negate the fact that he is right and Vicki lied about Brook’s cancer to the other women. She knew he was lying and gave her “friends” hell for questioning Brook’s cancer. She is despicable.

    • Kimmie77

      It has nothing to do with whether he was right or wrong. People are not even talking about the Brooks/Vicki cancer scam. They are talking about his behavior which are two different things.

    • of two souls

      ITA

  • 📉 Snarky in Hoboken📈

    I don’t know anyone that actually likes Shannon & David.

    That’s 100% wrong no matter the man/woman involved.

    Some crazy drunk man came quietly after me one time in a restaurant. I didn’t even know why he was comin’ other than being a drunk ass mess & cowardy fool.

    He didn’t reach me tho…before I knew what was happening he was out the side door on an otherwise quiet side street & I didn’t ask what happened next. I just appreciated the real men who had my back…

    Don’t ever come for Snarky….if I don’t get ya someone else that’s bigger & stronger will kick yo ass 😄

    • Sugar in my tank

      Hunty you are correct. If Ike Turner felt sooo “Betrayed” by this “everlasting unforgiving lie”, as a “male” not a man, why didn’t he call Brooks? See only a coward goes after a woman. This will be my last season if I remotely hear anything next season about Brooks, cancer or lie. They have beaten this horse into the afterlife.

      • Birdie

        THIS is brilliant. David is LIVID with Vicki–but ignores Brooks? Chicken, chicken, chicken.

        • Sugar in my tank

          Cluck cluck

        • Typical cowardly abuser profile.

      • Let the church say AMEN!

        • Sugar in my tank

          Amen..pass the wine hunty

  • BBB1975

    Vicki looks great in her Talking Head

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Okay I looked at the David/Vicki scene again. Vicki definitely put her face in to David’s – he didn’t appear to move from his spot for the entire time. I also don’t think he “yelled” at her or was threatening. Is everyone offended by him telling Vicki to STFU? I don’t even like David but it reminded me of the scene between Yolanda and Ken at the BH party where she accused him of assault because he pointed a finger and called her stupid.

  • RAW

    This story came out Shannon’s first season and everyone still loved her. Btw, Vicki’s rewriting history, Shannon was very popular her first season, and yes, she went through a rough patch with Heather, but it was resolved.I dont know why Vicki’s attacking them this season, serms pretty weak.

  • Kim

    David has a right to be just as pissed off as Shannon. He and Shannon are a couple AND they hung out with Vicki and Brooks as a couple-they bonded as friends and couples. They were BOTH lied too! Let’s use common sense people. He was not yelling but he was heated and did call names but WHO hasn’t called someone a piece of sh** he just did it to her face And she needs to hear it and reflect. She accepts NO accountability whatsoever! She was duped A Lot of us have been duped and pushed things bc we were stuck, BUT now accept reality give a heartfelt apology and BE HUMAN for Pete’s sake. Stop trying to act like a victim for sympathy and at the same time appear to be so smart and a business woman and your better than everyone else. Shes so confident with her business but so insecure in her personal life. Wake up, Vicki, -you are normal!

  • Peggy MacGillivray

    David never said one word to big mouth Vicki until SHE badmouthed his wife. Vicki is a big mouth and a liar. NOT to be trusted with anything. David made a mistake and went to counselling. They are obviously trying to work the marriage out. I don’t need to know why. I happen to think that is a good thing. If they split the minute their last child leaves home? Fine.

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  • Amelia

    David is creepy and Shannon is nutty. Why does she always yell everything??

    • izzie

      Yells and is incredibly shrill, too, making for a great combo!

  • CONFIDENCE

    SHADDY SHANNON DOESNT LEAVE HIM BCZ SHE DOESNT HAVE ANY SELF-WORTH I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS TOO CUTE FOR HER BUT NOW WITH HIS RECORD & HER MOUTH LORD THEY BOTH
    DESERVE EACH OTHER!

    • Rainy Steele

      I agree 100% neither is better than the other. I feel sorry for those poor girls growing up with an alcoholic mother and a disloyal father.

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  • suse

    If I remember correctly, David “went off on an unescorted woman” (LMAO, Vicki — an unescorted woman — yes, Dudley DoRight is on his way!!) in defense of Shannon! Vicki was mouthing something about Shannon at the time — this was warranted in my opinion. So, he is never again to say anything remotely angry? Please. I was a Shannon fan when newby Megan (with Horrible Heather and Terrible Tamra) went off on her. I have since seen the light — but acting like Vicki is a helpless kitten in a sack being tossed in the lake is doesn’t really describe Vicki’s take-charge attitude. She started it and he went in defense of his wife. I give David this one.

    • Rainy Steele

      And after seeing Shannon’s behavior when she drinks; what husband can put up with that mess all the time. She loves her vodkas with a whole lime and cranberry juice. She is a classic alchy.

  • LaMonica MsMocha Hambrick

    This is the husband that she says that does’t abuse her right?