Taylor Frankie Paul is a woman from Utah who is best known for her videos on the social media platform TikTok where she basically talks about her family and promotes different products. According to police reports Taylor Frankie Paul and her partner were involved in a heck of a disturbance that ended with someone calling 911.
When police arrived they would separate Taylor Frankie Paul and her partner and in the end determined that Taylor was the primary aggressor. Taylor Frankie Paul would be arrested and has been charged with assault, criminal mischief and domestic violence in the presence of a child.
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Paul, 28, was charged with three misdemeanors: assault, criminal mischief and domestic violence in the presence of a child, according to Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office records. She was booked by Herriman, Utah, police at 1:56 a.m. on Saturday, records show.
Records also show Paul was released hours after her arrest. Representatives for Paul did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A spokesperson for the Herriman City Police Department confirmed Paul’s jail booking to NBC News.
“Following her jail booking, detectives received additional video evidence related to this case that resulted in the case being referred to the Salt Lake County District Attorney’s Office for screening of felony assault charges against Ms. Paul,” the spokesperson said. “This evidence also suggests that during the incident, Ms. Paul’s minor child was injured by an action of Ms. Paul. Subsequently, our investigators are also screening a misdemeanor charge of reckless child abuse with the District Attorney’s Office.”
The police department also shared a news release about the incident on Twitter.
The Herriman City Police Department said in its statement: “Once the screening process is complete with the District Attorney’s Office, the case will proceed through the criminal justice system in either the Third District Court or the Herriman City Justice Court, depending on the decisions rendered during the screening process.”
Paul is a popular TikTok influencer with 4 million followers who rose to prominence as part of the Mormon mom community on the platform.
Last May, she went viral after revealing in a TikTok livestream that she and her then-husband, Tate Paul, were in a soft-swinging group with other MomTok creators, meaning they swapped sexual partners with other couples, but Paul said they agreed to not “go all the way.” Paul said that she “did step out of that agreement,” leading to her divorce and a few lost friendships.
In recent months, Paul has been open about her mental health struggles following her divorce, the soft-swinging fallout and a pregnancy loss she experienced with her boyfriend last year
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A Utah TikTok star with more than four million followers is facing charges after a domestic violence incident at a home in Herriman.
Taylor Frankie Paul, 28, was arrested and charged with one count of assault, one count of criminal mischief and one count of domestic violence in the presence of a child.
In addition, Herriman police said they are screening a misdemeanor charge of reckless child abuse following additional video evidence brought forward in the case.
A probable cause statement for Paul states that a neighbor called the police after they heard screaming and yelling coming from the home.
When police arrived at the home and began questioning Paul and the victim, police observed Paul “lunge at the victim and began pushing/hitting him.”
The individuals were separated and police identified Paul as the aggressor in the situation.
During an investigation, police learned the situation stemmed from an argument in which Paul “hit the victim multiple times and threw several household objects at him, including metal chairs and a wooden child playset,” court documents state.
The victim, who was not identified by police, complained of elbow pain following the incident, arresting documents state.
Paul’s child was in the home at the time of the argument and police said in a press release that a minor child was injured “by an action of Ms. Paul.”
Further details about the injury and the condition of the child were not made available.
Herriman police also explained that Paul’s status as a social media influencer will have “no bearing or impact on the investigation or outcome of the case.”
“All allegations of domestic violence are investigated thoroughly and in accordance with state law and established criminal justice best practices to protect victims and ensure accountability,” a statement reads in part.