Republican US Senate candidate Shiva Ayyadurai was arrested by the Belmont police in June 2005 and charged with assault and domestic battery on his live-in then-40-year-old girlfriend.

(See complete arrest report, booking sheet and mugshot below. Warning: graphic language.)

An emergency 209 A restraining order against Ayyadurai was issued after the arrest “that prohibited him from contacting (redacted) and that the emergency ‘no contact’ 209 A order prohibited him from calling the telephone at 69 Snake Hill Road.” (That was his residence.)


When the police arrived, they reported that the female victim “appeared to be extremely upset, her face was red and she was breathing rapidly. While I spoke with (redacted) she began to cry several times and had difficulty speaking with me.”

Ayyadurai told the investigating officers that his girlfriend had grabbed him by the right testicle. After he was arrested and handcuffed, he was transported to Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge before he was returned to the Belmont police station for booking.


According to the incident report, the domestic dispute began when Ayyadurai returned home, and, in the victim’s words, “shouted at her as soon as he entered the house; ‘What the bleep… you left the bleeping air conditioning on… what the bleep is your problem?….” (Redacted stated to me that she asked AYYADURAI to calm down and that he began to push and shove her with both hands.”

The officer then asked the girlfriend if she had indeed grabbed the future candidate by the testicles.

“She stated to me ‘I did grab his balls, but only did it to get away from him… he tries to force me to have sex with him all the time and he gets mad when I say no, but that is why he wants me.’”

The girlfriend also told the cops that “AYYADURAI becomes enraged often and that he ‘is very scary when he gets that way… he belongs in McLean’s (a hospital facility in Belmont for the mentally ill). (Redacted) stated to me ‘now that you are here better take him with you because I don’t know what he will do when he realizes that I called the police.’”

After determining that Ayyadurai was “the primary aggressor,” the police arrested him.

“I informed AYYADURAI that he was under arrest for violation of M.G.L. Ch. 265 S. 13A Assault and Battery Domestic Abuse. I asked AYYADURAI to turn around and place his hands behind his back and he refused to cooperate. I observed a pen in AYYADURAI’s right hand and I ordered him to drop it and he refused to cooperate.”

The report continues:

“I grasped AYYADURAI’s right hand and placed him into the escort position. AYYADURAI attempted to pull away from me and I began to apply pressure to AYYADURAI’s right wrist when he stopped resisting. I handcuffed AYYADURAI in the rear and placed him into the rear of the B-386 unit.”


Howie Carr is the New York Times best-selling author of The Brothers Bulger and Hitman, in addition to several other Boston organized-crime books and two novels. He is the host of a New England-wide radio talk-show syndicated to more than 20 stations, and is a member of the Radio Hall of Fame in Chicago.


  1. I don’t get the whole, ‘that’s a photo shopped pic of Trump and he has 3 hands. I looked at that pic for 2 seconds and it’s blatantly obvious whose hand that is, wtf is he talking about??

    But in the end, unless Elizabeth Warren drops dead, she’s going to win so the whole argument is pretty pointless. This is Massachusetts, people like her ALWAYS win.

  2. I remember going into court for a small claims case against a real lawyer thinking I’m going to win easily… turns out the lawyer, who is a pro, tore me up and I walked out a loser.
    I bet that idiot feels the same way going all arrogant against a seasoned professional like Howie! Bet he doesn’t come back

  3. He must have said, “this isn’t about you or me”… what… 90 times?! Wonder how many times he practiced that line over and over in the bathroom mirror. Of COURSE it’s about YOU! You’re the one running for office, nimrod!
    Reminds me of when Mark McGwire testified before congress on steroid usage, and refused to answer any questions by repeatedly saying “I’m not here to talk about the past– I’m here to talk about the future.” What’s the point of being interviewed and then saying “this isn’t about ME?”

    Thank you Howie, for being a TRUE journalist. This was actually fun to watch.