Olivia’s sidekick Nevan from MTV’s “The City” arrested for soliciting a prostitute

I love learning about the real people behind reality tv.  Nevan, I was liking your role as the snobby gay bff/cousin, but you’re a little naughty one.  😉


From The Smoking Gun...

Meet James Nevan Donahue. If you’re a fan of MTV’s new faux reality show “The City,” you’ll recognize Donahue as the bothersome swell who pals around with an odious New York City woman named Olivia Palermo who considers herself a socialite and “stars” in the TV program. Anyway, the haughty Donahue, 28, was arrested in February 2007 for the low-rent crime of soliciting a street prostitute in West Palm Beach, Florida. According to a police report, Donahue, driving a Jeep Cherokee, was searching for some strange one Monday afternoon when he approached a female cop posing as a hooker. Donahue, wearing a “white cheetah shirt” and blue jeans, wanted some oral sex. And he offered to pay for its provision with Oxycontin, the powerful painkiller. As noted in a handwritten addendum to a probable cause affidavit, undercover officer Lori Colombino reported that when Donahue approached her, his belt was unbuckled and his pants were unbuttoned and unzipped. This resulted in the exposure of his “shiny black underwear.” …

From the LA Times

Be wary the company you keep while on MTV’s “The City,” Olivia Palermo. Nevan Donahue may be your cousin/would-be gay best friend/slobby snob, but he’s also a fugitive.

Turns out a $100 fee for hocking phlegm on a subway is but a pinprick for the unkempt Uptown twentysomething; the cops may be after him for a lot more. The NY Post has the scoop:

The $100 fine that insufferable Nevan Donahue had to pay for spitting on the subway on last week’s episode of MTV’s “The City” is the least of his legal worries. According to the clerk at the Palm Beach Courthouse, Donahue, 28, has a warrant out for his arrest for failing to meet terms of his probation after he was busted last year for trying to pick up a prostitute. Donahue, the ostensibly straight cousin of uptown “social” Olivia Palermo, was given probation and told to complete 75 hours of community service after being arrested Feb. 27, 2007, while trying to solicit a hooker in West Palm Beach. A warrant was put out for Donahue’s arrest last August after he failed to put in the hours. A rep said Donahue, the son of an art dealer, had no comment. A spokeswoman for MTV tells Page Six, “We had no knowledge of his arrest.”

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  1. Wait… he likes girls?

  2. @Dove- I’m a bit confused myself. The NY Post excerpt refers to him as “ostensibly straight” which I’m guessing is their way of answering the fact that so many of us are now questioning why he solicited a girl and the fact that maybe they’re wondering, too.

    Hmmm, I guess when it comes to oral pleasure, he makes exceptions, or he’s as straight as Chet from Real World Brooklyn. 😉

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