“BACHELOR” beauty CATHERINE GIUDICI’s dad was a wanted man!
Last week, The ENQUIRER broke the story about Catherine’s abusive father, Carey, who was committed to a psych ward after twice threatening to kill himself. And the embarrassing secrets don’t stop there – now we’ve learned that the state of Washington issued a warrant for him in 2003 over an unpaid tax bill.
According to the legal docs uncovered by our reporters our reporters, Carey was on unemployment insurance around the time he was committed to the University of Washington hospital and was overpaid benefits in the amount of $394, plus an additional $110.32 in interest.
In 2003, the state came after him for the money but it wasn’t until February 2005 that he finally paid up.
As The ENQUIRER previously reported, Catherine’s mother, Cynthia Mejia-Giudici, took out an order of protection in June 2001 against her then-husband Carey. In her complaint, she stated that Carey, who suffered from mental illness, had threatened her – and himself – with a knife! The restraining order also detailed a history of verbal abuse and violence toward other family members. Cynthia also noted that her husband refused to take psychiatric medication.
A restraining order was subsequently signed by a judge while Carey was in the psych ward, which prevented him from returning to the family home after his release. Catherine’s parents divorced in 2002.
Carey, 64, who also goes by the nickname “Trip,” is now a “social media editorial and branding coach” who lives in Taiwan.
“THE TAX WARRANT WAS JUST another sad legacy from her dad that Catherine’s had to live down,” added a source. “But she overcame her rough past to become a success with a good job at Amazon.com and one of the frontrunners on ‘The Bachelor.’ ”