’90 Day Fiancé’: Why Paul Staehle Runs Away After Learning Some Shocking News

One of the most memorable and watchable couples on 90 Day Fiancé and its spinoffs are Paul Staehle and his wife, Karine Staehle. In season 1 of 90 Day Fiancé: The Other Way, Paul gets some bad news that leads to him running away, again. Read on to learn how it all goes down in one of the most shocking moments of the season.

Paul gets a letter he’s been waiting for

Paul and Karine Staehle
Paul and Karine Staehle | pauljasonstaehle via Instagram

Paul has been waiting to hear about his application for permanent residency to live in Brazil. He’s hoping to then apply for a work permit to support his wife and unborn child. However, he gets some bad news. He receives a letter and reads it on camera.

He uses an app to translate the letter, which says his residency application has been denied. “It’s saying that because I’ve committed a crime of terrorism, genocide, crimes against humanity, and war crimes, for these reasons my application of residency is being denied,” Paul tells the cameras.

‘I didn’t even commit anything like that’

Paul is in disbelief about what he’s reading. It’s unclear what this means for his future with Karine in Brazil at this time. “I didn’t even commit anything like that,” Paul explains in utter disbelief. “I’ve never committed an act of terrorism or genocide. You have 10 days…” Paul says as he starts cursing. “Karine’s going to be heartbroken. She’s gonna be just shocked. I’ve got 10 days to deal with this, then apparently I have to leave the country.”

Paul is unsure of what to do and says he needs a minute. He gets up and runs away from the cameras and it’s a shocking turn of events. Fans have seen Paul run away before, so this isn’t out of character for him, though it is surprising to see him bolt away from the camera crew.

Paul goes to talk to a lawyer about his circumstances


’90 Day Fiancé’: What Happens When Paul Tells Karine About His Past?

Paul finds a lawyer in Brazil to talk to about the letter he received. He explains the situation, and the lawyer looks over the results. He says Paul has a problem, since the letter says he was charged with “terroristic threatening.” Paul explains that’s a misdemeanor charge and he: “was accused of threatening somebody that I was gonna slash their tires. So they think I was arrested for actual terrorism?” The lawyer says “Yes.”

Paul tells the cameras that 13 years ago, he came home and found out his girlfriend was with another guy. “So yeah, I threatened to slash his tires. I made some angry comments. I am sorry,” Paul says.

The lawyer goes on to explain that the name “terroristic threatening” doesn’t exist in Brazil. And when translated, can sound like a terrorism charge. The lawyer gets to work on clearing up the situation to try to change the decision in Paul’s favor with an appeal.

Paul and Karine have certainly been through a lot over the years, and sometimes it’s hard to believe they have dealt with so much drama in their relationship.