'Real Housewives of New York City' Star Arrested in Florida
Luann de Lesseps was booked into jail Sunday on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer.
Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps is checking herself into rehab following a recent arrested in Florida.
Palm Beach County court records showed that the 52-year-old Bravo reality star was booked into jail on Sunday (Dec. 24) on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, disorderly intoxication and corruption by threat.
The circumstances of de Lesseps' arrest late Saturday in Palm Beach were not immediately available in court records. The Palm Bach Post reported Judge Ted Booras ordered de Lesseps released without bond. She was released later on Sunday and is due back in court Jan. 25.
The newspaper reported that a prosecutor said de Lesseps slammed a door and kicked at least one police officer, and she made threatening comments, telling the officer "I'm going to kill you all," before she was arrested.
Her spokesman Pete Sanders released a statement to the Associated Press. In the statement, de Lesseps offers her sincere apologies to anyone she might have offended with her behavior.
De Lesseps said it was her first time in the tony enclave since her wedding and "being there brought up long-buried emotions." She said she was committed to a "transformative and hopeful 2018."
De Lesseps, a former Countess, and Tom D'Agostino ended their seven month marriage in August shortly after the ninth season of the reality series finished airing on Bravo. The series has been renewed for an upcoming 10th season.
I want to offer my most sincere apologies to anyone that I might have offended with my behavior. This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding and being here brought up buried emotions. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018— Luann de Lesseps (@CountessLuann) December 24, 2017
Nearly one week later, the reality star announced she was voluntarily checking herself into an alcohol treatment center.
“After the events of last Saturday night in Palm Beach, I am truly embarrassed,” she said in a statement posted on Twitter. “I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center."
Continuing, "I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life changing event. Once again, I sincerely apologize for my actions. I have the greatest respect for police officers and the job they do. My actions alleged in the police report do not reflect my core values and my law abiding character. I am so grateful for the love and support that I am receiving from my family, friends and loyal supporters."
Dec. 29, 11:35 a.m. Updated with treatment statement.