'The City's James Nevan Donahue wanted on prostitution warrant
By Steve Rogers, 01/09/2009
The $100 subway spitting fine that The City star Olivia Palermo's cousin James Nevan Donahue was shown complaining about during MTV's Monday night broadcast of its new The Hills spinoff is apparently the least of his problems.
Donahue, the 26-year-old son of a New York City art dealer, has a warrant for his arrest in Florida, E! News reported Thursday.
The warrant stems from a 2007 arrest for on prostitution charge, a spokesman for the West Palm Beach Clerk's Office told E! News.
Donahue's arrest came on February 26, 2007 after he drove up to an undercover female police officer who was posing as a prostitute in West Palm Beach and attempted to solicit oral sex in exchange for OxyContin, according to a police affidavit obtained by The Smoking Gun.
Donahue -- who already had his belt unbuckled and his pants unbuttoned and unzipped when he drove up to the officer -- was charged with "solicitation to commit prostitution" and transported to police headquarters for processing, after which he was sent to the Palm Beach County Jail, according to the report. The Jeep Cherokee SUV that he was driving was towed and impounded.
Donahue agreed to a plea bargain in which he received probation and was fined and ordered to perform community service in February 2008, according to The Smoking Gun.
However he then violated his probation by failing to follow through with the deal's 75-hour community service commitment and a warrant for his arrest was issued in August, E! News reported.
"He was supposed to do community service hours and he didn't complete them, or never began them," the West Palm Beach Clerk's Office spokesperson told E! News.
A representative for MTV did not comment on the matter, according to E! News.
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