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‘90 Day Fiancé’ Star Asks Fans For Money After Getting Arrested For Domestic Battery

Larissa Dos Santos Lima is asking fans to donate money so that she can hire attorneys to cover her criminal, immigration, and divorce cases, she revealed in a recent social media plea.

By Sharon Lynn Pruitt

‘90 Day Fiancé’ Star Larissa Dos Santos Lima has taken to social media to ask her followers for donations, just days after she was arrested for domestic battery.

Dos Santos Lima, who was featured on the sixth season of TLC’s popular reality show, had a volatile relationship with her husband, Colt Johnson, but now their union seems to have come to an end. Johnson filed for divorce on Friday, the same day that Dos Santos Lima was arrested on domestic battery charges. Then, on Sunday, Dos Santos Lima reached out to her fans, explaining that she desperately needed donations to be able to hire attorneys.

Dos Santos Lima tearfully revealed in an Instagram Live session that the GoFundMe campaign that she’d launched to cover her bail money had been taken down, having been reported by “haters,” E! News reports. Dos Santos Lima, who is from Brazil, went on to explain that she cannot legally work in the United States, and claimed she needed donations to help her pay for attorneys to handle her divorce, criminal case, and immigration issues, according to the outlet.

Despite having reached her GoFundMe goal in two days, the campaign was shut down and her supporters issued refunds because raising money for bail violates the crowdfunding site’s terms, she said in a separate post on her private Instagram page, according to E! News.

“It’s important to me,” Dos Santos Lima reportedly said during Sunday’s Instagram live session. “The immigration attorney, the divorce attorney and the criminal attorney. The kind of attorney I have to talk to about my case. I not feel happy about it, I not feel proud about it, but it’s something that I really need.”

“To come here to beg — it’s really sad, really sad for me,” she added.

Dos Santos Lima shared her Venmo and Zelle usernames as a way for fans to donate money to her, Us Weekly reports.

Her plea for help comes days after she was arrested for domestic violence on Friday over an argument with her husband that allegedly turned physical, Us Weekly reports. Police were called to the home, where they saw that Johnson had sustained physical injuries, according to the outlet.

“He had a swollen lip, and his gums and teeth were bloodied,” police told Us Weekly.

Dos Santos Lima claimed that Johnson had injured her, but police concluded that her observable injuries — scratches and cuts — were not consistent with her story, E! News reports. Because of Dos Santos Lima’s previous domestic violence arrests and the physical evidence, police determined that she was the aggressor, and she was taken into custody before being released on Friday, according to the outlet.

Dos Santos Lima and Johnson had reportedly been arguing over Johnson’s decision to purchase a pornographic film. On the day of Dos Santos Lima’s arrest, Johnson filed for divorce, seven months after the pair got married, E! News reports.

Johnson addressed the split in a lengthy Instagram caption posted alongside a photo of boxes and bags.

“I don’t understand my soon to be ex-wife. She comes to America with literally nothing,” he wrote. “The suitcases she used for travel I provided for her. On her arrival I already had clothes waiting for her to wear and everything she needed to start a basic life in America. Over the course of months I continued to provide for her, gave her shelter, food, and supported her wants and dreams.”

The former couple seemed to frequently fight, both on and off camera. Dos Santos Lima was arrested in November for domestic violence, but she was cleared of the charges the following month. She publicly accused her husband of cheating shortly after, posting damning screenshots of Johnson’s conversation with another woman online. He later admitted to “crossing the line” in an Instagram post addressing the drama.

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