Actor Who Appeared on “How I Met Your Mother” Faces Attempted Murder Charges

Nick Pasqual, a 34-year-old actor, is facing charges of attempted murder after allegedly stabbing his ex-girlfriend, Allie Shehorn, a renowned Hollywood makeup artist, 20 times. Pasqual was apprehended at the U.S.-Mexico border checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, Texas, as reported by George Gascón, the Los Angeles County District Attorney. Shehorn, 35, has worked on notable films such as “Rebel Moon,” the reboot of “Mean Girls,” and “Babylon.”

Pasqual is accused of breaking into Shehorn’s Los Angeles residence in the early hours of May 23, where he allegedly stabbed her multiple times before fleeing the state. Prior to the incident, Shehorn had sought a restraining order against Pasqual, according to prosecutors.

Gascón expressed his deep sympathy for the victim and condemned the incident as a grim reminder of the perils of domestic violence. He assured that the perpetrator would be held accountable for his actions. Alongside the attempted murder charge, Pasqual is also facing charges of first-degree residential burglary with a person present and domestic violence-related offenses. An arrest warrant was issued for him on May 24, and if convicted, he could face a life sentence.

Pasqual, who has been in Hollywood for 15 years, has had minor roles in movies and TV shows, including a 2011 episode of “How I Met Your Mother” and “Rebel Moon,” where he reportedly met Shehorn.

Shehorn, who was recently moved out of the Intensive Care Unit, is recuperating in the hospital, according to updates from a GoFundMe page set up by her friends. Christine White, a close friend who has been a mother figure to Shehorn, was present in the house during the attack. Shehorn suffered slashes to her neck, arms, and abdomen. Jed Dornoff, one of the GoFundMe organizers, credited White with saving Shehorn’s life.

Shehorn, who has worked on over 70 films and has more than 20 upcoming projects, is showing signs of improvement. She has undergone at least three surgeries and is now able to eat and speak independently. The GoFundMe campaign has raised nearly $100,000 to date.

Dornoff expressed shock at Pasqual’s violent behavior, stating that he had seemed stable and was a part of many people’s lives. Pasqual is currently awaiting extradition to California and is expected to face a bond of over $1 million.