Larissa Lima Assault Trial: 90 Day Fiance BANNED From Courtroom!

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A couple of weeks ago, Larissa Lima exonerated Colt Johnson, saying that he wasn't the one who hacked her Instagram.

But apparently that olive branch, combined with pleas for her followers to not harass him, didn't buy her much.

Larissa's trial for an alleged domestic battery committed on January 10 is moving forward -- and starts incredibly soon.

Everything was all set up and ready to go for 90 Day Fiance to film the criminal trial.

Now, however, The Blast reports that the judge has abruptly banned all cameras.

Why?

What does this mean for Larissa's career?

And, for that matter, what does it mean for her court case?

1. Larissa is going to trial

Larissa is going to trial
Remember back in January when she and Coltee got into their final huge fight? He called the police on her, claiming to be the victim. And she has a trial coming up.

2. There's more at stake than her record

There's more at stake than her record
If she is convicted, even a sentence of probation could be disastrous -- because it could lead to her deportation.

3. But the trial wasn't going to be all bad

But the trial wasn't going to be all bad
The plan had been for 90 Day Fiance to film it, though it's unclear if it was going to be for a special or for a later season of the show. (Notably, 90 Day Fiance: Happily Ever After? is believed to have wrapped filming months ago and will premiere on April 28)

4. So at least she'd get paid for this ordeal

So at least she'd get paid for this ordeal
Whether you're innocent or guilty -- and whether you believe that Larissa is innocent or guilty -- a trial is zero fun.

5. Everything was set up

Everything was set up
Earlier this month, a judge granted Sharp Entertainment's motion to film Larissa's trial for 90 Day Fiance or for one of its spinoffs.

6. But now, something has changed

But now, something has changed
According to a report by The Blast, court documents reveal that the court has reversed course, and have banned 90 Day Fiance or any other reality show cameras from the courtroom.

7. The order came down last week

The order came down last week
It is totally unclear why the court reversed its position, as the ruling offered no explanation.

8. Our best guess?

Our best guess?
Maybe Colt asked the court to not allow the trial to be used for profit. Even though Larissa was the one who lost everything and whose face was smeared with blood, he is the alleged victim. Or maybe the prosecutors made a similar request.

9. Or maybe the judge watched an episode of the show

Or maybe the judge watched an episode of the show
One look at Colt and Larissa's behavior on 90 Day Fiance, and any judge would feel mortal dread at the idea of putting up with it in a court of law.

10. People just don't act like themselves on camera

People just don't act like themselves on camera
And, judging by what we all witnessed on Season 6, it seems that Colt and Larissa bring out the worst in each other

11. This order came down at the eleventh hour

This order came down at the eleventh hour
Larissa's trial is set to start in a week -- on April 5.

12. We don't yet know what it means for her

We don't yet know what it means for her
Is she going to miss out on a chance to make more money on 90 Day Fiance? Or were Sharp and TLC ready for this contingency and prepared to move on ahead? You can cover a trial without cameras.

13. Honestly, the trial itself is probably of greater concern

Honestly, the trial itself is probably of greater concern
Larissa is fighting for her freedom and, indirectly, for her residency. And with Colt gunning to deny her a Green Card, it will be an uphill battle.

14. This was not what she wanted

This was not what she wanted
Remember, Larissa was not a golddigger and she wasn't after a Green Card. Colt pursued her, even after she blocked him (more than once). He won her over.

15. How do we know that Larissa is telling the truth?

How do we know that Larissa is telling the truth?
She's explained that if she'd just wanted a luxurious life in America, she'd have made accounts and targeted rich dudes who don't live with their moms. That's ... a compelling argument.

16. Plus, she wouldn't have been so mad about his cheating

Plus, she wouldn't have been so mad about his cheating
Larissa broke down into tears over Colt's cheating scandal back in December. She has since argued that if she were just using Colt for a Green Card, she wouldn't have cared, because his cheating didn't impact that.

17. It looks like, for whatever reason, they really loved each other

It looks like, for whatever reason, they really loved each other
But that affection has turned into something twisted and angry.

18. Their fight wasn't just a breakup -- it was scary

Their fight wasn't just a breakup -- it was scary
Larissa has displayed injuries to her face and her torso, visible even after she washed off the blood. Colt has been seen after the same incident with blood on his lip from a scratch to which Larissa admitted.

19. Colt says he didn't do it

Colt says he didn't do it
He apparently told police that he has short nails and Larissa must have injured herself. Fans quickly noted that, in many photos, Colt has nails long enough to do some damage, and they wondered if he had trimmed his nails before police arrived.

20. Larissa said that she only scratched him in self-defense

Larissa said that she only scratched him in self-defense
On a tearful, blood-smeared Instagram video, Larissa told her followers that Colt had been tormenting and hurting her. She later expressed a suspicion that he had planned their fight, maybe as an excuse to end their marriage.

21. Whatever the truth, it was nasty business

Whatever the truth, it was nasty business
The impetus behind the argument -- which eventually became a physical confrontation -- was a receipt for Colt's notoriously expensive porn habit.

22. By the way, Larissa wants her stuff back

By the way, Larissa wants her stuff back
In the divorce, she's seeking a division of property and $1,000 a month in spousal support because Colt was the breadwinner. She also says that Colt and Debbie kept some of her personal property, including her wedding dress but also some expensive items.

23. Oh, and she says he stole her money

Oh, and she says he stole her money
Larissa posted screenshots showing substantial money transfers -- thousands of dollars -- vanishing from a shared account, leaving her with a few dozen bucks.

24. But Larissa's personal life has improved

But Larissa's personal life has improved
Her legal situation may be complicated, but her romantic life is better than it has been in years.

25. Larissa has a new boyfriend!

Larissa has a new boyfriend!
Eric is 26 years old. He has a home that he does not share with his mother. He has a car, presumably with air conditioning.

26. At first, he was very fame-shy

At first, he was very fame-shy
Clearly, he has opened up, because he and Larissa have been sharing what we can only characterize as thirst traps of him.

27. Larissa says that he's Colt's total opposite

Larissa says that he's Colt's total opposite
Eric showers her with hugs, kisses, and affection. Larissa hadn't realized how much she missed being loved and respected until she got with Eric -- whom she sometimes calles Erickee.

28. One piece of awkward news ...

One piece of awkward news ...
Some of Larissa's fans were horrified to learn that her bestie, Carmen, is a supporter of Donald Trump. That isn't an accusation -- Carmen said as much in an Instagram comment. Maybe Carmen can have a spin-off with Angela Deem.

29. We imagine Larissa is prepping for her trial

We imagine Larissa is prepping for her trial
Thanks to generous donations from fans, Larissa can afford an attorney -- since she cannot legally work in the US just yet. Here's hoping that justice prevails.

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