Charmaine Heidik agrees to counseling.

Charmaine Heidik agrees to counseling.
Brian Heidik was a no-show in court on Tuesday at a hearing where his wife Charmaine Heidik faced charges for hitting him in the face, prompting prosecutors to say they might show up at the Survivor Thailand finale to find him. Without his testimony, prosecutors agreed to drop the charge against her, a misdemeanor, “if she completes [26] counseling sessions and does not commit any more violations,” according to the LA Daily News. If she stops going to counseling, she’ll be tried.

Review: Married at First Sight

Marriage At First Sight

In an era of Tinder and Grindr, instant acceptance or dismissal of a potential partner, or instant sex with another body, Married at First Sight offers the thrill of watching strangers deal with the very basics of relationships.

Beyond the headline-grabbing premise, the series has turned out to be a stripped-down, authentic exploration of something very interesting. Read the full review.

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