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'RHONY' Star Jules Wainstein Arrested For Alleged Battery Against Ex-Husband Michael, Facing Year In Jail

By Ryan Naumann

“Real Housewives of New York” star Jules Wainstein was arrested over the weekend for allegedly battering her estranged husband Michael Wainstein in front of their kids.

Page Six broke the story, 39-year-old Jules was taken into custody by Palm Beach County’s Sheriff Department around 3:50 pm. She was booked into the facility on February 23 and was released on her own recognizance the following day. She is facing one year behind bars if convicted on the charge.

Jules is scheduled to be in court for her arraignment on March 16.

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Michael’s attorney, Morghan Richardson, told Page Six, “This is a serious situation reflecting Ms. Wainstein’s increasingly reckless behavior that unfortunately took place in front of the kids. The children were released to Michael’s custody yesterday and he is most concerned about protecting them. Michael is exploring all of his legal options at this time.”

During the court proceedings, Michael showed up to the first hearing on Monday. Jules was found to be “indigent” which means she cannot afford her own lawyer.

Following the incident, Michael obtained a protective order against Jules. The former reality star has been ordered to stay away from her estranged husband and not possess any weapons.


The two were battling it out in divorce court for over a year. Jules spoke to Bravo about her divorce in October. She revealed she was living in Boca Raton with her parents while the divorce was pending.

She said, “Until my divorce is over, I’m temporarily living in Boca at my parents’, which actually happened to be a nice thing because unfortunately my father just recently passed away. So we got to spend the last year with him, which we wouldn’t have spent as much time if we were living in New York. So we’ll be there until things settle, and then hopefully we’ll move back soon.”

Jules appeared on “Real Housewives of New York” for season 8.

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