"Top Chef" winner Paul Qui was arrested in Austin, Tex., on March 19 after allegedly assaulting his girlfriend while, she says, he was high on drugs.
The alleged assault is pretty scary.
According to the arrest affidavit, police arrived at Paul's apartment in East Austin during the evening and heard screaming coming from inside. After the chef opened the door, officers noticed that the restaurateur had "blood all over his face, arms, legs and clothing."
One officer also said that he saw "blood smeared on the walls and the floor throughout the apartment."
In speaking with police, the James Beard Award-winning chef's girlfriend, Stephanie Rodriguez, claimed that he dragged her out of bed in the early morning hours to party with him and several of his friends, however he kicked them out after he accused them of flirting with her.
Paul was said to be sent into a rage after one of the pals propositioned her for group sex.
She said that her boyfriend of a year had been drinking, smoking marijuana, and taking Xanax and cocaine in their apartment.
After angrily kicking his friends out of his home, he allegedly turned his ire to Stephanie. The police report said Paul threw Stephanie up against the walls and doors of the apartment and prevented her and her son from leaving.
An officer said he "could see a fresh cut on her right forearm and bruising on her upper arms from Qui grabbing on her and throwing her around the apartment." The right side of her jaw was also "slightly puffy and swollen," the report said.
Paul admitted he got physical with his girlfriend, but said all he did was restrain her until cops arrived.
The acclaimed chef was arrested and charged with unlawful restraint and assault causing bodily injury to a family member. He posted his $20,000 bond and was released.
Paul was an absolute beast on "Top Chef," which he won in 2011. In 2014, Head Judge Tom Colicchio called him "the most talented chef" to ever compete on the show.
"We had to dumb down how good he was," Tom said, "because it would've been pretty obvious that he was running away with everything."
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