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Reality TV Star Arrested After Daughter Reveals His Disturbing Secret

Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for reality television stars to keep some unsettling secrets.

Some disturbing news has emanated out of Palm Beach County, Florida, as 43-year-old reality star Chris Blinston has been arrested for allegedly assaulting his teenage daughter. As Yahoo shares, the ‘Ink Master’ star is accused of choking the 13-year-old on multiple occasions while she was visiting him at his home.

Blinston appeared as a contestant on the sixth season of the Spike TV show, and his profile rose substantially. He continues to make appearances at tattoo events across the nation, but he now finds himself in the public eye for vastly different reasons.

“Blinston's daughter told a therapist Blinston choked her Tuesday following an argument at his house during a custody visit. She told the therapist her dad strangled her twice Tuesday and that triggered a police investigation,” TMZ reports. “According to the police report -- obtained by TMZ -- the daughter says Blinston grabbed her around the neck and squeezed off her airway and was unable to breathe for 10 seconds. When he finally let go, she told him, 'You just choked me, after everything that's gone on the past two days, you're choking me!’"

Blinston was subsequently arrested on charges of felony domestic battery by strangulation.

“According to the report, Blinston grew furious and again grabbed her by the neck and this time cut off her airway for another 6 to 7 seconds. The report also says Blinston called her cruel names -- including 'mental skank.' He allegedly told her if she told anyone about the incident there would be hell to pay,” TMZ adds. “When cops interviewed the girl they noticed marks on her neck, consistent with strangulation. The report noted that she's 5-foot-1, 110 pounds and Blinston is 5-11, 220 pounds.”

Blinston, a father of three, was released from jail after posting $6,000 bond. He denies all of the allegations, and he’s reportedly noted that he looks forward to being exonerated and reconciling with his daughter. His bio on the Spike TV website details his career path that led him to Ink Master.

“Chris Blinston started his tattoo career while in the Marine Corps, getting his first job at a tattoo shop a year later. After apprenticing for three years, he was able to open his own studio where he feels he is a goal-oriented leader who is committed to his own success as well as those around him. Chris comes into the competition with Tyler Nolan, the 26-year-old that he mentored for five years. Chris feels his passion for artwork, which has led him to the pursuit of perfection, will also lead him to the title of 'Ink Master,'” the bio reads.

His personal website touts his professional and military accomplishments, as well as his various community volunteer experience.

“Chris Blinston is known for his first-class studios, award-winning artwork, and his dedication and commitment to volunteering. His passion for artwork has led him to the pursuit of perfection. He is a goal-oriented leader, committed to success for himself and others around him. Chris spends his free time volunteering and concentrating on many endeavors that promote successful outcomes for coworkers, families, and children. He is a dedicated father, leader and community advocate,” according to the site.

Source: Yahoo
Photo: Palm Beach County Sheriff, YouTube

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