UPDATE 7:49 P.M. ET.
Abraham broke her silence on Wednesday with a lengthy statement on Instagram after her release. “Looking great in @prettylittlething — No charges & no jail time,” she captioned an article about her arrest, staring with a description of the outfit she wore as she left jail. “I chose this life and I handle being targeted as a public figure & public punching bag ALL is Fair In Farrah’s world I will never believe the lies that people need to sell to make a dollar off me — Happy it’s all recorded and documented as I should never feel unsafe and be targeted at a hotel I’m staying at The Beverly Hills hotel truly allowed misconduct by staff to a paying guest there’s no need for me or anyone else to be treated this way.”
“The Beverly Hills Police officers should stop having power trips and lying and selling stories to TMZ, while you let all of Beverly Hills be robbed, car break ins, stealing go on…” she continued. “focus on really protecting the public and doing good for Beverly Hills instead of creating made up problems. #farrahabraham.”
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Abraham, 27, wore a green floral print dress and had her hair in a pony tail as she exited the jail. She told waiting photographers to move and then made her way back into the Sheriff’s office.
The Teen Mom OG alum, who was being held on $500 bail at the Beverly Hills Jail, cursed at law officials and accused them of “provoking her” before she was handcuffed, according to TMZ. She reportedly told authorities, “I am not resisting you” and “You’re hurting me” in footage published by the site.
Abraham was arrested for allegedly striking an employee at The Beverly Hills Hotel in the early hours of Wednesday, following a verbal altercation with guests at the Polo Lounge. Abraham reportedly hit the employee after he tried to intervene. Authorities told Us Weekly that the MTV star showed signs of intoxication during their investigation.
“At this time, we thank everyone for Farrah’s concern and will assure that when she is released, Farrah will release a statement on her behalf,” the 16 and Pregnant alum’s rep said in a statement to Us on Wednesday. “Farrah will return and continue to focus on her businesses and her daughter, which is her No. 1 priority. Please remember there [are] two sides to every story.”
This incident is not Abraham’s first run-in with the law. In March 2013, she was arrested for driving under the influence in Omaha, Nebraska, and taken into custody. She pleaded guilty after making a plea deal to avoid jail time and agreed to six months of probation, a $500 fine and six months of court-mandated sobriety.