90 Day Fiance‘s Debbie Johnson confirmed exclusively to Soap Dirt that her son Colt Johnson was a victim of spousal abuse by Larissa Christina. Debbie spoke with us at Larissa’s initial hearing in a Las Vegas courtroom. While TLC cameras were rolling on Debbie, her daughter-in-law Larissa was a no-show. So, what’s the scoop?
90 Day Fiance: Debbie Johnson Says Colt Johnson Is a Victim
A hot topic among 90 Day Fiance viewers is whether or not Colt Johnson was an abused husband. The most recent altercation led to Larissa’s third arrest for domestic violence. On February 12, the Las Vegas Justice Court arraigned Larissa on misdemeanor domestic violence charges. Larissa was nowhere to be found.
90 Day Fiance star Debbie Johnson spoke with Soap Dirt at the court house. She says that Colt Johnson, her son, was definitely the victim of spousal abuse at the hands of his Brazilian soon-to-be ex-wife. Further, Debbie revealed that Colt wants to do some advocacy work to raise awareness of this type of abuse once the trial, divorce, and other drama is behind him.
Debbie said that Colt wanted to come to the court house but he’d already missed too much time at work to be there for the initial hearing.
90 Day Fiance: Larissa Christina Not Out of the Woods Yet
Another tidbit Debbie Johnson told SD at the hearing is that Larissa is not in the clear yet on the first two arrests. While Colt Johnson declined to press charges against her for the first two domestic violence arrests, those cases aren’t gone, they are just on the back burner. Debbie Johnson revealed to us that her son has up to a year to go back and ask the DA to prosecute.
90 Day Fiance‘s Larissa has Vegas attorney Adam Vander Heyden on the case. He markets himself as the “DUI Doctor” as he specializes in drunk driving cases. Reportedly, she used GoFundMe dollars to pay for her bail and legal fees. She next faces a bench trial on April 4. When it comes to a bench trial, the presiding judge decides the outcome rather than a jury.
Debbie Johnson Wants Justice for Colt
Former 90 Day Fiance star Colt Johnson has definitely been through the wringer over the last few months. It seems Debbie wants to see justice served for her son. She told our reporter that she wants Larissa “to get what she deserves”. Both Larissa and Colt have moved on since the violent end to their relationship. While they are no longer living together, the legal situation they’re embroiled in is far from over.
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