Actor Nick Pasqual charged with attempted murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend; To face life in prison after being convicted

Trigger warning: This article includes references to sexual abuse and domestic violence.

Actor Nick Pasqual, who played a supporting role in How I Met Your Mother, has been charged with attempted murder for stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Allie Shehorn, a Hollywood makeup artist, multiple times, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office charged Pasqual with one count of attempted murder, one count of first-degree residential burglary with a person present, and one count of injury to a spouse, cohabitant, fiancé, boyfriend, girlfriend or father of a child. According to the news release posted on the office’s website, if he is convicted, Pasqual could face a maximum sentence of life in state prison.

Shehorn, according to Variety, had recently filed a restraining order against him, but it is unclear if she served it on Pasqual before he stabbed her.

District Attorney Supports Victim Amid Pasqual Charges; Incident exposes previous allegations of abuse

“My thoughts and deepest condolences are with the victim of this horrific incident,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a statement, extending support and resources to Shehorn on behalf of the department as he embarks on the long and difficult journey of healing. both from and mental trauma. “We will ensure that the individual responsible for this heinous act is held accountable for his actions,” he said.


The charges against Pasqual come a week after Shehorn was found bleeding in her home, braving 20 stab wounds, according to KTLA. She was admitted to an intensive care unit at a local medical center before being moved out of the ICU a few days later. She remains hospitalized.

According to Variety, in her restraining order against Pasqual, Shehorn accused the actor of previously physically attacking her in the home they shared, including slapping her, kicking down doors, banging her head on the floor, and sexually assaulting her. After the incident on May 23, Pasqual fled the scene. He was subsequently detained at a border checkpoint between the United States and Mexico.

Here is a first-person account from Shehorn’s friend who found her after she was stabbed.

“I found her and had to go into the bedroom where it happened. It was not a pretty sight,” Shehorn’s friend Christine White recalled to KTLA, adding, “This is not the kind of thing that should happen to anyone. “You don’t think this will ever happen to you.”

Shehorn’s friends, Emily MacDonald and Jed Dornoff, started a GoFundMe account to raise the money she will need to cover her hospital bills, including her extended stay at the medical center and subsequent surgeries and treatments. Allie Shehorn’s Hollywood credits include Babylon, Rebel Moon, Family Switch and more. On the day of her stabbing, Shehorn’s co-workers became concerned when she didn’t show up to do makeup for an independent horror film.

If you need support or know someone who is struggling with domestic violence, assault or abuse, please contact your nearest mental health specialist or NGO or speak to someone about it. There are several helplines available for the same.

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