'Big Brother' alum Christmas Abbott promises to share the "truth" behind arrest for ramming her car into car of ex-boyfriend's alleged mistress
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 11/08/2018
Big Brother alum Christmas Abbott has released a statement following her Tuesday arrest on a felony charge of criminal mischief for allegedly ramming her car into the vehicle of her ex-boyfriend's mistress.
"There are lies & truth to every story & I'll share mine when I'm ready. Until then, I am being proactive with taking care of my responsibilities to have this matter resolved," the former Big Brother houseguest wrote in an Instagram Story she posted Wednesday evening.
"I'm focused on providing for Loyal & recovering from a very emotionally challenging pregnancy & difficult delivery. Being a single mother is challenging enough without the world having an opinion on a situation they know nothing about."
The 36-year-old fitness enthusiast reportedly surrendered herself to authorities for arrest in Tampa, FL on November 6 in connection to an August 2018 incident in which Christmas allegedly drove to a Tampa gym to confront the "side chick" of Benjamin Bunn, a former boyfriend who is the father of her newborn son Loyal, according to TMZ.
Christmas reportedly "flew into a rage" and peppered the woman with questions while calling her "pathetic home-wrecking little slut" among other insults.
Christmas also allegedly threw a cup of coffee before ramming her car into the woman's own vehicle in the parking lot.
The responding police officer witnessed Christmas continuing to scream at the woman after arriving but declined to take her into custody immediately given she was eight months pregnant at the time, TMZ reported.
Christmas' vehicle was still seized, but she was allowed to opt to turn herself in for processing at a later date.
Christmas, however, was released on her own recognizance less than an hour after she turned herself in this week, according to Us Weekly, and she was never held in a jail cell.
Christmas welcomed her first child with Benjamin, a CrossFit gym owner, on October 8, but he told Us last month the couple split in December 2017.
"Unfortunately, I had very little contact with Christmas in the last few months of her pregnancy. However, prior to that, we spent almost every day with each other for six to seven months straight," Benjamin revealed.
"I went to every doctor's appointment, accompanied her for travel, moved furniture and did all the things that two caring adults do with and for each other... I was finally able to reach her a few days before [her] due date. I found out she was being induced through Instagram, and shortly thereafter received an email."
Although Benjamin traveled to the hospital for his son's arrival, he reportedly missed Loyal's birth.