I'm going to give you some info, but the original story is here.
When I first saw Paul, I was like, okay, he's close to his mom and probably has low self esteem, and he's had some girls cheat on him or something. (His mom giving him some hair to take with him was a little weird.)
But then I read the article linked above and some other stuff that accuses Paul of stalking people! And on top of that, this article states:
According to the Kentucky corrections website, Paul was found guilty of felony arson in 2014. Back in 2007, he allegedly committed second-degree arson and "Burning Personal Property To Defraud Insurer" and was convicted seven years later. Starcasm added, "The site says he is currently being supervised under shock probation, which means that he probably served a brief amount of time in jail before being released.
Whoa. WHOA. I get that the guy creates a great storyline (I think he's the one we see being mugged - I would NOT want to be the crew on his segment), but...why does TLC want to be associated with this? I guess all drama is great for ratings, and Paul's got us talking, which is what TLC wants. So, there's that.
Also read this, which shows that there may be more to Paul's storyline than we know, and the fact that he goes by an alias online, calling himself Seth.
But my goodness, this is quite a secret for Paul to keep from Karine! Yikes!