90 Day Fiance: The Other Way – Fans Call CPS on Paul Staehle & Karine Martins
This season on the TLC’s 90 Day Fiance, fans saw Paul Staehle dealing with repeated roadblocks. He tried to carve out a new life in Brazil with pregnant wife Karine Martins. First, he was branded a terrorist by Brazilian immigration authorities and struggled to find a job without a visa.
To top things off, pregnant Karine Martins railed at him in frustration over their lack of money and his inability to learn the language. Her family was little help to Paul on 90 Day Fiance. They encouraged Karine to divorce Paul Staehle and stay in Brazil with the baby and send him packing.
Later this season, 90 Day Fiance viewers will see Karine Martins give birth to their son Pierre Staehle. You can check out some exclusive leaked pics here of her labor and delivery that Soap Dirt received from hospital staff in Manaus. But after the duo moved to America, fans called Child Protective Services on Paul and Karine. Here’s why.
Karine Martins Posted a Video That Set Fans Off
A few months ago, 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way cast member Karine Martins uploaded a video that concerned fans. Soon, CPS got calls asking them to come take baby Pierre Staehle away from Karine and Paul. In the video, the house looks a mess with unpacked luggage and Karine sounding upset. Paul Staehle’s heard trying to calm her down about an outfit she wanted out of their packed bags.
The backstory to the video is that Paul and his wife were packing for the 90 Day Fiance Tell-All in New York City. But there’s more to it. Our set insider said once on the TLC set, Karine Martins wasn’t allowed to film because she was so off-kilter. The source said the network had a shrink on hand. Karine reportedly spoke to that person because she’s suffering post-partum depression symptoms.
90 Day Fiance Fans Called Cops and Child Protective Services
Our Louisville law enforcement insider says fans called both CPS and the police. Those calls came after the video mentioned above and one more. The second video showed clutter in their home and Pierre touching what seem to be hair extensions. So, 90 Day Fiance fans called and reported Paul Staehle and his wife Karine Martins.
The 911 and CPS calls claimed little Pierre Staehle should be taken out of their home. Our local source in Louisville law enforcement shared more. They said fans pestered police with calls reporting any address they could find online for Paul. Because no 90 Day Fiance watchers knew where he and Karine Martins live in Kentucky. However, our exclusive source also says that police quickly figured out this was all reality show drama.
Karine Martins and Paul Staehle Exonerated by Child Protective Services
The Louisville source says police finally located the correct address for Karine and Paul. Then, they stopped by to do a welfare check at the 90 Day Fiance: The Other Way couple’s home. They found nothing alarming other than hyped-up reality fans deluging the local police with phone calls. So, the police dropped the issue but when CPS is notified, the law requires an investigation.
You can see the final report above that our source obtained from the case file. Louisville, Kentucky Child Protective Services investigated the reports of “suspected child abuse or neglect”. The Investigation Notification Letter says this. “The allegations have been found to be unsubstantiated”.
So, while fans seemed to be trying to get the Staehle’s baby taken from them, the effort failed. Both the Louisville police and CPS closed the case. And it’s doubtful they’ll go chasing these calls again. Especially now that they know it’s TLC “fans” targeting local reality TV stars.
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