Former Big Brother star Christmas Abbott was arrested in Tampa, Fla., on Tuesday, according to online records from the Tampa Police Department.
Abbott, 36, was charged with felony criminal mischief stemming from an argument she got into with her ex-boyfriend Benjamin Bunn’s new girlfriend, Samantha Morse, outside a Tampa gym in August.
Things escalated quickly, according to a police report obtained by Us Magazine, after Abbott “threw a coffee cup” and rammed “the victim’s vehicle twice” with her Mercedes-Benz SUV, causing more than $5,000 in damage to Morse’s car.
Abbott, who is also known as the first female NASCAR pit crew member, called Morse a “pathetic, home-wrecking little sl*t.”
The reality TV star was reportedly eight months’ pregnant with Bunn’s child at the time of the incident.
Because of the pregnancy, police declined to process her and seized her vehicle instead. She was ordered to turn herself in later.
According to the records, Abbott never occupied a jail cell and was released later Tuesday afternoon.
She gave birth to their son, Loyal, on Oct. 8.
“This incident was during a very stressful and difficult time amplified by unexpected challenges and pregnancy,” Abbott’s rep shared with E! News. “Christmas is being proactive in her responsibility to getting this matter resolved and moving forward with her life. She is and has been, solely focused on time with her son and recovering from a difficult pregnancy and delivery.”
Abbott made it to the final three in Big Brother‘s 19th season in 2017, took to Instagram on Wednesday night to say that she will share her side of the story when she is ready.
“There are lies & truth to every story & I’ll share mine when I’m ready,” she wrote.
Abbott continued: “Until then, I am being proactive with taking care of my responsibilities to have this matter resolved. 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.”