'90 Day Fiancé' 's Larissa Dos Santos Lima Denies She Tried to Kill Herself: 'I Love My Life So Much'

The reality star issued the statement on her Instagram Stories Monday, just days after she was indicted


Larissa Dos Santos Lima is opening up about her well-being amid a challenging time in her life.

On Monday, just a few days after the 90 Day Fiancé star was allegedly involved in an explosive argument with husband Colt Johnson and charged with domestic battery, Dos Santos Lima addressed claims that she recently tried to kill herself.

“Dear followers, friends and family, I would like to clarify that the rumors about drug abuse or suicide attempts are not true,” she wrote on her Instagram Stories Monday. “I love for [sic] my life so much that I would never try to do something like this.”

“These allegations are completely false and I have all my medical records to prove it,” Dos Santos Lima added.

The 32-year-old reality star went on to request her followers respect her privacy and asked that they refrain from discussing and spreading rumors pertaining to her life.

She also revealed that when it’s the “right time”, she plans on opening up about the incident in a video.

Larissa Dos Santos Lima’s Instagram Stories. Larissa Lima/Instagram

Last Wednesday, the star was charged with misdemeanor domestic battery, according to a criminal complaint obtained by TMZ.

The document, which was filed in Las Vegas, stated that Dos Santos Lima “did willfully and unlawfully use force or violence against or upon the person of her spouse.”

The charge follows an allegedly extremely violent argument between Dos Santos Lima and Johnson days earlier. Dos Santos Lima shared several photos and videos on Instagram, revealing a bloodied face and claiming Johnson called the cops on her as the two were arguing.

“I just scratched him because he was hurting me,” she said in one video.

In the frantic videos, Dos Santos Lima said she was afraid of getting deported because Johnson called the police first. She also begged for help finding an attorney.

PEOPLE reached out to TLC and Dos Santos Lima for comment; Johnson was unable to be reached in regard to the alleged incident.

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Shortly after their physical altercation went public, Dos Santos Lima made a tearful video as she claimed that GoFundMe shut down her campaign to raise money for her legal and bail fees.

In the video, recorded on Instagram Live, the reality star said that she needs to hire three attorneys for three different legal cases: a criminal attorney for an ongoing domestic battery case, an attorney for her divorce from Johnson and an immigration lawyer.

“I’m not happy about it, I’m not proud about it, but it’s something that I need your help with now,” Dos Santos Lima told her followers, tearing up.

The TLCstar later thanked her followers for their donations and announced she would not be receiving the money. Instead, Dos Santos Lima shared her Venmo and Zelle usernames and explained that the GoFundMe donors would receive a refund.

It is not clear why her fundraiser would have been removed from the crowd-sourcing website. Reps for GoFundMe did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.


Dos Santos Lima was previously arrested in connection with domestic battery against Johnson.

On Nov. 10 at about 1:15 p.m., “officers were dispatched to a family disturbance at a residence in Northwest Las Vegas,” a public information officer for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirmed to PEOPLE at the time.

PEOPLE confirmed on Nov. 12 that the reality star had been released from the Clark County Detention Center. She did not face charges because the district attorney rejected the case, according to E! News.

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In December, Johnson admitted he had “made mistakes” after Dos Santos Lima accused him of cheating.

“Yes, I have received massive amounts of attention from fans, especially women,” he said. “These things mixed with a relationship that has its problems makes for a dangerous scenario. I crossed the line between fan and fandom. The reality sometimes is lost and this is something I have to handle in private.”

“I am taking the responsibility for the things I did and for the people that suffered,” he added.

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, please contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255), text “help” to the Crisis Text Line at 741-741 or go to suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

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