34-year-old philanthropist and actress Julianne Michelle is claiming her elevator millionaire ex-husband Karl Reeves has a chaotic lifestyle that includes violence, drugs, financial crimes, and “debauchery with women,” according to documents filed in state Supreme Court.
Loved up: Julianne Michelle [left], and Karl Christian Reeves, just before their wedding in 2015. She alleges that Reeves has tremendous capacity for “interpersonal violence, self-inflicted injury… which resulted in personal harm.”
The allegations include Reeves’ capacity for “interpersonal violence, self-inflicted injury… which resulted in personal harm.”
She cites as evidence a supposed “hunting accident” that left a bullet in Reeves’ head, in addition to violent car accidents, the papers said.
The former couple, who were married in 2015, are fighting for custody of their daughter.
Reeves claims that Michelle and her mother, Countess Joycelyn Engle, are manufacturing the allegations against him as part of a smear campaign designed to gain leverage in the ongoing suit.
Julianne and Reeves’ whirlwind romance began after they met at a mutual friend’s birthday party in Manhattan’s Upper East Side in December 2014.
Reeves proposed to Julianne, who has appeared in films including Awakened and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, eight months later in Miami.
In November 2015, they wedded in a Catholic church on Park Avenue.. It was a dream society wedding, that made the society pages, but there were cracks in the relationship long before Julianne and Reeves said ‘I do’.
Reeves allegedly had a history of abusing drugs, including cocaine and ketamine, according to claims made in documents filed in Reeves’ defamation case.
In the video a ma said to be Reeves is shown snorting what appears to be ketamine and cocaine from a glass dish in his kitchen, while court submitted records appear to have captured him threatening to kill both his wife’s parents.
One video shows Reeves snorting what appears to be ketamine and cocaine from a glass dish in the kitchen. In another clip, he appears to be mixing ketamine around a glass dish and complaining that it’s not dissolving in the water.
Reeve’s attorney Robert Wallack, calls the allegations against ‘patently false’ and part of a ‘well-orchestrated extortion and smear campaign’ by Julianne.
‘The K, that’s the only thing I really freakin’ want,’ the millionaire CEO appears to say in a third clip as he talks about buying class-A drugs cocaine and ketamine.
Reeves had a long history of abusing drugs, including cocaine and ketamine, according to an affidavit Julianne filed in the New York State Supreme Court
On February 22, 2017, Julianne alleged that Reeves tested positive for ‘exorbitant amounts of benzodiazepines – a class of drugs used to treat anxiety – as well as cocaine’, according to an affidavit filed by Julianne in the New York State Supreme Court.
Julianne claimed that she was told by one of the individuals who reviewed Reeves’ test results that the presence of benzodiazepines ‘in his system was so severe that she was genuinely surprised that he had even been “conscious” at the time he was tested”.
She also claims Reeves admitted to using ‘whip-its’, compressed nitrous oxide canisters inhaled for a momentary high, to a CPS supervisor that same month.
In a October 2017 sworn statement, Reeves’ ex-girlfriend Sophie English alleged that he was a ‘heavy drug user’ with a ‘serious dependency on alcohol and pain killers’.
English also claimed she saw him purchase ‘illicit substances from his drug dealer’ and has said he was ‘pretty reliant on Oxytocins’ and that ‘his whole personality changed’.
Much like Julianne, English had first found Reeves to be ‘incredibly charming’ and highly intelligent.
But as they dated on and off for four years, English said she discovered a ‘very dark disturbing evil side’ to him.
In allegations made in court documents, she claimed that Reeves wanted his future children to look ‘exactly like him’ and wanted to grow them in test tubes so he could be ‘fully in control of their fate’.
‘Only a few people know the messed up insides of Karl Reeves, it’s quite scary,’ she said.
Julianne [left], and her parents Countess Joycelyn Engle and Count Joseph Di Palma [right], also had various order of protections taken out against Reeves, [right], in 2017 and 2018 after her husband threatened to kill Julianne as well as her parents
According to documents filed in the Supreme Court, Julianne Michelle claimed her ex-husband is a Neo-Nazi, homophobic, domestic violence abuser and child abuser.
Reeves also took issue with Julianne’s career as an actress, so much so that she allegedly gave up her film career for years.
‘Oh, a make believe f**k scene, oh. Why don’t you suck d***k, why don’t you f**k n*****s, why don’t you give blowjobs, why don’t you get f****d in the a**’
-Recorded audio of Reeves arguing with Julianne about one of her acting scenes
Before they got married, Reeves allegedly called Julianne a ‘whore’ and a ‘prostitute’ for being an actress and would fly into jealous rages over scenes she had filmed five to 10 years before they had even met, she claimed in court papers.
Reeves became especially obsessed over a clip of Julianne’s from the film Polycarp – later renamed Kinky Killers – that showed a simulated sex scene that contained no nudity but ended up on the site PornHub.The CEO’s friend noticed the clip on the site around three months after he began dating Julianne. But he continued to bring it up well into their marriage and her pregnancy.
In the audio clip recorded in August 2016, when Julianne was seven months pregnant, Reeves goes on another expletive-filled rant about the scene before threatening to kill Julianne’s mother and then telling her he doesn’t ‘even want to have a kid’.
‘It’s not real, it’s make believe,’ Julianne tells her husband in the clip.
‘Oh, a make believe f**k scene, oh. Why don’t you suck d***k, why don’t you f**k n*****s, why don’t you give blowjobs, why don’t you get f****d in the a**,’ he tells her.
‘Most movies have sex scenes in them,’ she shoots back. ‘You can’t say that there’s no difference between movies and reality.’
Reeves then launches at attack on Julianne’s mother, Countess Joycelyn Engle, saying she can ‘go f**k herself and die’.
‘I am going to rip her f*****g head off,’ he exclaims as Julianne begins to cry.
‘Seriously, I’ll kill both of them,’ he continues, appearing to refer to Julianne’s mother and father Count Joseph Di Palma. ‘F*****g people, f*****g try to spring your parents up here on me?’
‘Why don’t you call your parents to come get you. Meanwhile, I have to watch you f**k every day on PornHub. I have to watch you f**k somebody else all the f*****g time.’
‘No, you don’t Karl,’ Julianne shoots back. ‘It’s not in your face.’
‘You know Julianne, the life you choose is the life you take. I don’t even want to have a kid,’ Reeves tells her.
Julianne was eventually able to get the clip removed from PornHub because there was no nudity and it was ‘false advertising’.
That same month, Reeves was once again recorded threatening to kill Julianne’s mother Joycelyn Engle.
In a 2017 Domestic Incident Report, Julianne told police that he was ‘usually inebriated’ on cocaine, ketamine, alcohol, the anti-depressant Seroquel or the anxiety drug Atvian.
Julianne later told officers that Reeves tried to strangle her in front of their daughter who was then two months old.
On January 23, 2017, Julianne again called cops after Reeves allegedly swung at her while she was holding their daughter and then pushed her into a dresser.
NY socialite Julianne Michelle [photo] told police her husband tried to strangle her in front of their infant daughter, then two months old
Responding officers found three Alprazolam pills, used to treat anxiety, in Reeves’ pants pocket.
He was charged with two counts of third-degree assault, one count of endangering the welfare of a child, one count of criminal possession of a controlled substance, one count of second-degree aggravated harassment, one count of third-degree attempted assault, and one count of second-degree harassment.
After the couple separated their babysitter claims she saw Reeves stalking Julianne, and her parents ‘numerous times’, during this period, which eventually led to their taking out various order of protections against Reeves in 2017 and 2018.
In April 2017, texts that were attached as exhibits in Julianne’s Supreme Court filing also reveal that Reeves threatened that he was ‘going to kill that f*****g c**t of a mother’, in reference to her mother.
‘She will f*****g have to leave the country,’ he wrote. ‘I will put that dumb. C**t of a mother on Page Six,’ he wrote.
‘I hope you twitch (sic) yourself to death you sick f**,’ read another text that appeared to be directed toward Julianne.
Both Julianne and Reeves are fighting for full legal and physical custody of their daughter.
In September 2017, the charges were dismissed on the condition that Reeves comply with an order of protection against her and their daughter.
Reeves claimed in a defamation suit against Julianne, which was filed in January, that that she previously ‘engineered’ to have him arrested five additional times in the span of 12 months following.
Reeves claims, that Julianne then attempted to have him arrested again in January 2018 because she saw ‘the writing on the wall and the inevitable conclusion that [he] was in fact the better, more capable and fit parent’.
He has dropped the defamation suit against Julianne, electing instead to ‘address her false claims against him’ in their divorce proceeding.