A California Judge has issued an arrest warrant for “Big Brother” winner Mike “Boogie” Malin after he failed to attend a court date.
Malin was expected in court Wednesday in relation to a felony stalking case, but he didn’t show up. In response, the judge revoked his probation, issued a bench warrant, and set Malin’s bail at $20,000, according to TMZ. This is not the first time Malin has failed to appear in court. Malin didn’t attend his “proof of live-in program” hearing earlier in September, and his public defender took the blame in an apparent effort to protect his client, according to TMZ.
‘Big Brother’ star Mike Malin missed a court date and had a warrant issued and saw his probation revoked. https://t.co/ca9jIEHy2K
— TMZ (@TMZ) September 29, 2022
Malin was represented on Wednesday by a new public defender, who claimed she had confirmed the date with Malin by email. She said Malin was aware of the requirement to appear in court, according to TMZ. Malin’s probation officer also confirmed that, on Tuesday, Malin mentioned that he was attending court on Wednesday. The judge ordered the new public defender to try to contact her client, but he didn’t answer the phone.
The judge waited an hour for Malin to appear at the courthouse before issuing the bench warrant, according to TMZ. (RELATED: Lana Del Rey Granted A Restraining Order Against Stalker Who Allegedly Stole Her Car)
Big Brother’s first alliance has led to Mike Malin being found guilty of felony stalking https://t.co/u2q9nSetlL
— Andy Dehnart (@realityblurred) June 2, 2021
Malin pleaded no contest to felony stalking in 2021 in a case that involved his former “Big Brother” co-star Dr. Will Kirby. The judge sentenced Malin to two years’ probation in that case, and ordered former reality TV contestant to pay Kirby roughly $44,000 in restitution, according to TMZ.
The public defender currently handling Malin’s case told the judge Malin does not have the money to pay Kirby, TMZ reported.