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Shannon Beador Puts DUI Drama Behind, Completes Community Service

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By Afouda Bamidele on June 28, 2024 at 10:45 AM EDT

Shannon Beador is putting her DUI legal drama behind her.

The "Real Housewives Of Orange County" star, who is currently fighting it out in court with her ex-boyfriend, has at least been able to close one chapter of her life's legal woes.

Shannon Beador escaped jail time due to a plea deal after she was arrested for DUI last year.

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Shannon Beador Completes Community Service Ahead Of Deadline

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Beador successfully completed her court-mandated community service nearly a month ahead of schedule. The 60-year-old completed her 40 hours of service last week, fulfilling her duties through a non-profit organization over four days.

According to court documents obtained by In Touch, Beador completed her community service on June 13, well before the court's July 16 deadline.

This comes after Beador was sentenced in November 2023 to 36 months of informal probation following her DUI arrest. 

In addition to probation, the court required her to complete a nine-month alcohol education class, pay a series of fines and fees, and undertake community service.

Her prompt completion of the service probably highlights her commitment to facing the consequences of her actions and turning a new leaf.

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The 'RHOC' Star Embraced Sobriety Following DUI Arrest

Beador's determination to stay sober was evident in her public appearances, especially following her DUI arrest. 

Months after the incident, The Blast reported in December that the Bravo star was seen sticking to water during a night out with friends at the second season premiere of Amazon's "Hollywood Houselift with Jeff Lewis" series. 

Eyewitnesses noted that Beador remained dedicated to her sobriety throughout the celebratory evening. She was reportedly spotted holding a clear cup of water as she mingled with guests at the star-studded event. 

Sources also mentioned that the mother-of-three appeared to be happy, demonstrating her commitment to a healthier lifestyle.

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Shannon Beador Avoided Jail Time After DUI Arrest

ICYMI, Beador's life took a drastic turn after she was apprehended driving recklessly through a Newport Beach residential area, which ended with her crashing into a property. 

Surveillance footage captured the incident, leading to Beador being charged with two misdemeanors. According to sources close to the blonde entertainer, the incident led her to enter an outpatient behavioral wellness program that included an alcohol segment.

Thanks to a plea deal with prosecutors, Beador avoided jail time. She was charged with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence (DUI) and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or more. 

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A third misdemeanor count for hit-and-run was dismissed as part of the deal. Beador pleaded no contest to the remaining charges and was sentenced to three years probation, 40 hours of community service, and a $390 fine.

The social media influencer was also expected to complete a nine-month First Offender Alcohol program.

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Beador Opens Up About Ex-Boyfriend's Promissory Fraud Claims

The socialite is not only navigating life without alcohol but also facing significant personal turmoil. 

In April, The Blast reported that Beador did not hold back when addressing the ongoing legal battle with her ex-boyfriend John Janssen on SiriusXM's "Jeff Lewis Live."

The Southern California native dove into the alleged loan drama, explaining how her former beau escalated issue. Beador recounted receiving the lawsuit papers, stating:

"I got a letter saying, 'You need to come up with a payment plan to pay this money back.' I offered to pay John the exact amount that he wanted, but he turned the deal down."

According to Beador, Janssen refused her payments "because he did not want to sign a mutual non-disparagement agreement," a standard procedure to prevent either party from speaking ill of the other. 

She expressed her frustration, feeling that her "hands are tied" due to Janssen's lack of cooperation. The TV personality also voiced her concern that attorney fees might "surpass the amount of money he was seeking."

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Shannon Beador Stands Her Ground In Legal Battle With John Janssen

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The reality star showed determination to fight for her rights when she emphasized the importance of a non-disparagement agreement during the show. Beador made it clear that she could not simply hand over money without protecting her reputation. 

"What am I supposed to do? Say, 'Here's all this money that you claim that I owe you, and go ahead. Say whatever you want about me.' No," she asserted. She added:

"My attorney said I can't let you do that, so I have to now go to trial and, you know, that's a lot." 

Janssen's lawsuit claims he lent Beador $75,000 for a facelift, a claim she has denied. The Bravo star clarified that while Janssen did lend her money twice during their relationship, there was never an official agreement.

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