To Catch a Predator's Chris Hansen's Wife Filed for Divorce — and He's Being Evicted
The news comes days after Hansen was arrested and charged with issuing bad checks
Chris Hansen, former host of To Catch a Predator, is undergoing some major changes in his life.
Hansen, 59, has been evicted from his home in New York City and his wife, Mary Joan, has filed for divorce, according to court records obtained by PEOPLE.
The news of the divorce complaint was first reported by Radar Online. According to the outlet, after nearly 30 years of marriage, Mary Joan filed on June 5, 2018, claiming that “the marriage has broken down irretrievably.” She’s reportedly asking for alimony and “a fair division of property and debts.”
The outlet also reports that the couple convened on Tuesday this week — one day after Hansen was arrested and charged with issuing bad checks — to discuss “financial disputes” and will return to court within the next two weeks. The couple has not yet discussed child support or custody for the two adult children they share, according to Radar Online.
TMZ first obtained the eviction records, which were filed in November 2018. The outlet reports Hansen last paid his rent in August, but it was $400 short. According to TMZ, the landlord alleged in the documents that Hansen owes $400, plus $3,600 for September. TMZ adds that he was officially evicted last week and has 10 days to vacate. Friday, Jan. 18, is the last day he can stay in the Manhattan apartment.
Earlier this week, police in Stamford, Connecticut, confirmed to PEOPLE that the TV personality had been arrested and charged with issuing bad checks.
In the summer of 2017, police said Hansen ordered several promotional items including t-shirts, mugs and decals from a local company for upcoming marketing events.
According to police, Hansen was given a bill totaling just under $13,000 and agreed to pay for the items in full before they were delivered, but the check he issued nearly three months after receiving an invoice bounced.
The owner of the vendor reached out to Hansen, who apologized and attempted to make a partial payment, police said. But after the television host wrote a second check in 2018 that also bounced, the owner contacted the police.
When investigators contacted Hansen, he refused to speak on the issue, police said. A warrant was issued for his arrest.
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Hansen turned himself in to police on Monday and was charged with a class D felony, according to police. He was released without bond and signed a promise to appear in court.
A rep for Hansen did not immediately return PEOPLE’s request for comment.
To Catch a Predator ran from 2004 to 2007 and saw Hansen and his team confront sex offenders.