Things have recently reached a breaking point between 90 Day Fiancé couple Karine Martins Martins has filed an alarming police report against Staehle and fled from their home with baby Pierre. Fans have been worried about Martins, urging each other to keep news about her location secret if they have any. Luckily, Martins has taken to Instagram to inform fans and friends that she is currently in a safe place with Pierre.
Karine Martins flees Paul Staehle
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During a recent altercation, 90 Day Fiancé star Paul Staehle took to Instagram live to record Karine Martins calling the police on him at their home. After the incident, during which Staehle took possession of baby Pierre’s documents to make sure Martins couldn’t leave the country with him, Martins fled.
She took Pierre along with her, and filed a police report that makes alarming accusations against Staehle. 90 Day Fiancé blogger John Yates took screenshots of the police reports when Staehle posted them to Instagram, before Staehle took them down.
Martins claims that Staehle forced her to perform oral sex, and also claims that he required her to stop taking birth control. She also writes, “If I refuse he throw things, he yells, or he threats to call police, he currently hold my green card and all my documents. I am not allowed to leave the house, he monitor my phone [and] he have cameras around the house and he can see through his phone who arrives or who leaves. He threats take our son Pierre away if I ever leave [sic].”
Karine Martins confirms protective order on Instagram
Since the news broke that Karine Martins has fled from Paul Stehle with Pierre, 90 Day Fiancé fans have been concerned about her safety.
Luckily, Martins took to her Instagram story to inform fans that she’s safe. She wrote, “I want you all to know that me and Pierre are doing well now. All this past days I had a lot going on. As the media showed, I had issues where the police was called because I feared for my life and my son’s life which led me to ask for help and ultimately be rescued from an environment that no longer was healthy for none of us involved in the situation [sic].”
“I’m getting the best help I could ever get and I’m really thankful for all the people involved in it. I also thank all the people that worry about me for the support I have had. It have been a big part of my recovery [sic],” she continued.
Martins added, “Relationships are hard and sometimes it just can’t be fixed anymore. I need this time to organize my thoughts, work on myself and care for my son after everything we have been through in the last year and half. Just to clarify, the [protective order] was me, I had help from a translator since I do not speak English. I also would like to state that I’m not missing. The police know where to find me if they need me. This is a legal matter not a ‘media matter.’ That being said it’s the first and last time I will speak about it. Thank you all again, Karine.”
‘90 Day Fiancé’ fans defend Martins
90 Day Fiancé fans were worried for Karine Martin’s safety when she left, largely because it seemed as if Paul Staehle was trying to find her despite her police report.
At one point, a Redditor urged other fans not to let information about Martins slip. They wrote, “Idk about ya’ll but it seems to me, based on the limited information we have, that Karine is in the process of fleeing her abuser. … In any case, we know that the process of leaving an abuser is the most dangerous time for the victim/survivor. She may be hiding in shelter or hiding with friends and I think it’s important that we not aide him in his stalking attempts. It’s very clear that he’s trying to find where she is, which makes me very nervous for her.”
Another Redditor wrote of Martins’ Instagram post, “Wow [at] how she handled it on social media vs. Paul. I’m very proud of her & I wish her nothing but the best.”
“It sounds like she has access to translation and legal services, which is very good. I wish her the very best of luck,” added another user.
How to get help: In the U.S., call the RAINN National Sexual Assault Telephone Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 to connect with a trained staff member from a sexual assault service provider in your area.