Alexa Curtin is known for three things:
1) Being the daughter of ex-Real Housewives of Orange County cast member and certified hot mess Lynne Curtin.
2) Once being a “barely legal” porn star (under the name Jayden Taylors).
3) Being awarded $2.25 million in a lawsuit against the County of Orange and sheriff’s deputy Nicholas Lee Caropino, who the jury found had sexually assaulted her.
Now, the 24-year-old is intertwined again with the Orange County Sheriff’s Department, which recently hosted Curtin at the Central Women’s Jail due to three separate cases against her, reports The Blast, which got the scoop.
Curtin’s troubles began on Halloween night 2017, when she got into a fight with her boyfriend in a Santa Ana parking lot, took his keys, tagged his vehicle to the tune of $400 in damage and then took off with his keys, according to police.
She was charged with misdemeanor vandalism and petty theft charges, but she was slapped with a bench warrant on Feb. 8 after she failed to show up in court.
Later that same month, she was arrested for allegedly possessing heroin-covered paraphernalia, and in April she was popped on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.
A call about a suspicious vehicle brought out police who found her and another female inside earlier this month. That’s when Curtin’s outstanding warrants from court cases she failed to show up for were discovered, and she was cuffed and booked into the county jail, where she was listed as being unemployed.
Curtin was released Aug. 12 after four days behind bars and then taken to court, where she pleaded not guilty in three separate cases to possession of a controlled substance paraphernalia, vandalism, petty theft and driving under the influence of a drug.
She posted a $5,000 bond and is due back in court in October.
This was not Curtin’s first time in lockup. She was arrested in 2015 for stealing from Macy’s and assaulting a woman, and she was later sentenced to 30 days in jail for an unspecified probation violation.
Curtin is not the only child of a former Real Housewives of Orange County cast member to spend time in county jail. Laura Peterson left the reality show in 2008, claiming she needed a break to deal with her son Joshua Waring’s legal problems. She had turned him in June of that year for possession of heroin and Ecstasy with intent to sell, and he served 240 days in jail.
In July 2009, Orange County sheriff’s deputies doing a probation check say they found him with drug paraphernalia, which violated his parole. Nearly a year to the day later, Waring was picked up for a warrant for another parole violation. He was popped Oct. 10, 2013, for felony grand theft auto involving a 2005 Cadillac that was not his, possession of an opium pipe and needles and with trying to destroy evidence (said needles). Waring’s wife was also arrested for possession of a billy club. Speaking of which, Waring has also previously been busted for battery on a spouse or significant other and false imprisonment, both misdemeanors.
In the 2016 shooting of a man in Costa Mesa, witnesses pointed police investigators to the driver of a stolen BMW sport utility vehicle, which an Orange County sheriff’s helicopter found in Santa Ana. When officers in patrol cars approached the white Beemer, it took off, leading to a police chase before it crashed and the driver got out and took off running before he surrendered and was later identified as Waring.
He remains in custody at the county jail in lieu of more than $1 million bail on an attempted murder rap. While in custody, Waring was charged with felony possession of drugs and being under the influence while locked up.
Our R. Scott Moxley reported on Waring’s ties to the snitch scandal currently swallowing up OC law enforcement:
In 2014, yours truly reported on Curtin’s then-career as an adult film star:
Two years later, Moxley picked up her lawsuit, and it turned out to be the gift case that kept giving:
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.