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'Big Bro' Star

Arrested for

Beating Pregnant GF

4/23/2010 12:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

A former "Big Brother" houseguest was arrested this weekend after allegedly unleashing a ferocious attack on his pregnant girlfriend.

According to the Boston PD, cops responded to the home of Matt McDonald -- who appeared on BB Season 9 -- after his girlfriend showed up at a local police station to file a complaint.

Cops say Matt's GF -- who's currently 8 weeks pregnant with Matt's baby -- told them the two began arguing after the reality star accused her of cheating on him ... and that's when things got violent.

According to the police report, Matt's GF told cops he began strangling her and yelling, "I hope the baby dies and hope u [sic] have a miscarriage."

The GF claims the next day, Matt accused her of pouring water in his plasma TV -- and then proceeded to kick her in the collarbone, put her in a headlock ... and began punching her in the arms.

During the alleged confrontation, Matt called the victim's father on the phone and she allegedly screamed for help. Matt then screamed, "Shut the f*ck up or I'll punch you in the face." She also claims Matt threatened to kill her father if he called cops.

According to the police report, officers observed visible bruising on the GF's arms, neck and collarbone -- and proceeded to arrest McDonald. According to the police report, McDonald told cops that she attacked him -- and he was simply defending himself.

McDonald was charged with assault and battery -- and assault and battery upon a pregnant person. He's due back in court next month.

As for the baby, we're told the GF is still pregnant.

UPDATE: TMZ has learned the two were engaged to be married at the time of the incident.

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azh01e    

HEY NATALIE! You still in love with this douchebag??? BWAHAHAHAAH!

1589 days ago
32.

Niktini    

normally i trash people on these threads and tease...but this is quite possibly one of the most horrifying things i have read, if it's true. Sounds like it is. I honestly hope she isn't the type of girl who is so afraid of being alone she would rather be with an abuser. I hope she leaves him. Regardless if she is having a baby or not...that is no reason to stay with someone like this. This guy needs to sit in a tank and think about what he's done and then under go counceling for years for his anger. what a pr i ck

1589 days ago
33.

lukey    

This is between Matt and Alissa and the news completely makes things a lot different than they are. They don't need this.

1589 days ago
34.

Quiet    

he must have been mad too.. him and survivor dude have mad issues

1589 days ago
35.

MaryMac    

Wrong Lukey...assault is a crime against the state, not just the victim. She contacted the police and an arrest was made. It is now part of the public record. Live with it.



Anyone who can defend ANY man who lays his hands on a woman no matter the reason is sick in the head. Defending himself? Really? I don't see any bruises on the man's face in the mugshot. Looks like she really did a number on the poor guy. Awww....

1589 days ago
36.

Bonnie    

It's bad enough to beat a woman,BUT a pregnant one!!!! Can we say "DIRT BAG"!!!!!!!

1589 days ago
37.

BellaC    

Jiji, you are not a female. No female would ever try to justify domestic violence of this nature.



This dude beat up his pregnant girlfriend and here you are defending him and finding excuses for him.



PS. She'll probably go back to him.

1589 days ago
38.

john    

Matt should shut his mouth there is a baby involved

1589 days ago
39.

kateHolling    

This is horrible

1589 days ago
40.

jus-sayin    

Wussy

1589 days ago
41.

john    

guys like Matt always pay in the end

1589 days ago
42.

samantha    

Ah, domestic bliss, you gotta love it LOL.

1589 days ago
43.

go home!    

OF COURSE. Big Brother 9 was filled with ALL LOSERS. It was the WORST CAST & SEASON of Big Brother history. It is the only season I stopped watching because the people were sooo horrendous & unappealing. First the Oxycontin dealer loser and now this guy.



Can we just erase season 9 or have a do-over? Hello BB, this is what happens when you do rush casting. UGH.

1589 days ago
44.

Abusement76    

Officer: Matty please look into the camera.
Matty: I am



Officer: I said please look straight adead into the camera!
Matty: I'm trying!



1589 days ago
45.

Irass J    

Hey, Jiji, there is a difference between defending yourself and beating the **** out of a woman - especially a pregnant woman.

1589 days ago
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