A family member fans know from “Real Housewives of Miami” was arrested on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, following a domestic violence dispute, according to police.
Page Six reported that according to a Miami-Dade Police spokesperson, Rosello, 29, was arrested after his girlfriend accused him of assault during a late-night argument.
Rosello was charged with misdemeanor battery with a bond set at $1,500, jail and court records show. Miami-Dade County jail records showed he was still being held at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami as of late Thursday night. According to Miami-Dade County court records, he’s set to appear in court for an arraignment hearing on January 24. He was ordered to have no contact with the victim as a pretrial condition, records show.
Here’s everything you need to know about Rosello’s arrest:
Rosello Is Accused of Assaulting His Girlfriend & He ‘Placed His Hand on Her Neck’ During an Argument, the Report Says
According to the arrest affidavit, police said the unnamed girlfriend, who Rosello has been dating for three months, wanted to stay at her mom’s home following a night out Wednesday instead of at the apartment they shared. The girlfriend told police Rosello became angry and “placed his hand on the victim’s neck and pushed her backwards,” at which point “she slapped the defendant’s hand from her neck,” according to the affidavit.
“The defendant then proceeded to knee the victim in her crotch area, causing her to fall down to the ground,” according to the affidavit. “The defendant then kicked the victim once while she was on the ground.”
The victim told police she tried to run out the front door but “the defendant grabbed the victim by her arm and pulled her back inside the apartment unit,” according to the complaint. “The victim then began screaming and attempted to flee a second time” and was able to get help from her next door neighbor, the affidavit says.
According to the document, the neighbor “observed the defendant pulling the victim inside of the apartment as she was trying to free herself from his grip.” When the neighbor saw the victim “emerge from the apartment unit again,” she invited the victim inside to call police, according to the affidavit. The neighbor told police “that the victim appeared to be in great fear and distress,” the affidavit says.
The police report notes that the victim had “visible redness on her face and neck area” as well as “pain and discomfort in her crotch area” and was treated on the scene by EMTs.
Rosello was booked into jail at 2 a.m. on January 6, according to Miami-Dade County jail records.
Rosello Has Been Arrested Before
Rosello has been in trouble with the law previously.
In 2012 he was arrested after attacking a homeless man, according to Page Six. The Daily Mail reported that he “was arrested after punching a sleeping homeless man in the crotch and then posting a video of the assault on YouTube.” Miami-Dade County court records show the charge was filed on October 11, 2012, and the case was closed in April 2014 after he pleaded guilty in exchange for no jail time. The Daily Mail reported that instead he completed a diversion program and community service and paid restitution.
Rosello was also arrested in April 2013 and charged with possession of cannabis and drug paraphernalia, according to court records. The Daily Mail reported later that year that, according to police, Rosello had been “sitting in the passenger seat of a Fiat that hit a parked unmarked North Miami PD police car.” When police pulled over and searched the car, they found marijuana and a pipe that Rosello admitted was his, according to the Daily Mail.
Viewers of the show might also remember Rosello’s anger issues during the filming of RHOM.
In 2013 Alexia was doing a photoshoot for her magazine Venue and Rosello was there. A cab driver flipped off the people doing the photoshoot and Rosello went running after the car, kicking it and threatening the driver. Alexia had to pull him out of the scuffle. The entire scene was captured on season 3, episode 7. Police were called but Rosello was not arrested.
Part of Alexia’s storyline this season has been the rift between her then-fiancé (now husband) Todd and her son.
“It’s different when it’s your family. It’s so much easier fighting the other girls. When you’re, like, [dealing with] the family thing, it becomes so much more difficult,” Alexia told Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” on January 4, 2022. “So, I think they’re both accountable. You guys, obviously, are only going to see certain episodes, it’s been going on for a few years. So I feel like they both do a good job [to be held accountable]. The viewers are going to see Todd’s side of the argument, and they’re also going to see Peter’s side of the argument. And the truth is, you can never judge. You have to be at the moment and really know the whole story in order to form an opinion.”
Heavy reached out to Alexia for comment but has received no response.