Report: Notorious Landlord Michael Shah Arrested Twice for Allegedly Assaulting Girlfriend then Violating Protection Order

Posted on: November 11th, 2019 at 5:03 am by

Notorious landlord and developer Michael Shah, whose properties and bars dot the Lower East Side, was twice arrested this fall regarding the alleged assault of his model girlfriend.

The news comes to light in a New York Post article that focuses more on Shah’s recent filing of a complaint related to a summertime “attack” in which Bhavana Chamoli, an aspiring actress and investment researcher for MIO Partners, “stomped on his left foot with her stiletto heel and slapped him in the face at least three times.”

But the Post article buries the lede.

Specifically the part about the September 29 incident. Chamoli had called the cops on Shah, saying that he “shoved her into a wall and the floor, causing a split lip and bruising at his Union Square apartment.” The millionaire landlord was later arrested and reportedly charged with misdemeanor assault, attempted assault and aggravated harassment.

Shah insisted that his girlfriend was the aggressor, alleging to cops at the time that she flipped and shattered a glass coffee table, then destroyed a $2,000 chandelier before punching him in the head.

Nevertheless, a Manhattan Criminal Court judge issued an order of protection barring him from any contact with Chamoli. The couple did briefly reconcile in apparent violation of the order, according to the report, and he apparently bought her an $11,000 Cartier bracelet.

This month, though, Shah was reportedly arrested for first-degree criminal contempt for violating the order of protection after she called police and claimed he’d allegedly hit her in the face.

It’s worth noting Shah’s public relations rep is Harvey Weinstein’s spokesperson, Juda Engelmayer.

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