'Top Chef' Winner Paul Qui Arrested For Alleged Drug-Fueled Assault On Girlfriend
'Top Chef' Winner Paul QuiArrested For Alleged Drug-Fueled Assault On GF
3/21/2016 1:55 PM PT
"Top Chef" winner Paul Qui was arrested for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend, after she told cops he beat her up while high on a combination of coke, Xanax, weed and alcohol.
Stephanie Rodriguez claims the season 9 winner dragged her out of bed in the wee hours of Saturday morning so she could join a party with a bunch of his friends. Rodriguez says one of Qui's pals then propositioned her for group sex which sent Qui into a rage.
Rodriguez says Qui first kicked his friends out of the house, and then turned his rage on her, throwing her up against the walls and doors and preventing her from leaving.
According to the police report, when cops arrived they found blood on the walls and floor, and all over Qui himself. Cops also say Qui admitted he got physical with Rodriguez, but said all he did was restrain her until cops arrived.
Qui was booked for two misdemeanors -- assault causing bodily injury to a family member and unlawful restraint.