She’s far from the first reality TV star to find herself on the wrong side of the justice system, but “The Real Housewives of New York City” star Luann de Lesseps might have one of the most cringe-worthy reasons for ending up in police custody.
De Lesseps was apparently partying hard in Palm Beach, FL, early Sunday morning when her antics proved raucous enough to warrant felony charges of battery of an officer, resisting arrest with violence and crimes against a person, as well as a misdemeanor charge of disorderly intoxication, the Palm Beach Post reported.
“I’m going to kill you call,” de Lesseps allegedly told everyone around her prior to her arrest. When officers tried to take her into custody, “the Countess” slammed a door and kicked at least one police officer.
Despite the drunken brouhaha, de Lesseps was given permission to return to New York by a judge. He advised her to hire a Palm Beach attorney instead of simply ignoring the charges given her high public profile.
“I don’t think it would be hard to find you,” the judge told her.
Facing some serious punishment, de Lesseps issued a statement blaming her unbelievable outburst on her pent-up negative associations with Florida.
“This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being her brought up long-buried emotions,” she told People. “I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended with my behavior. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018.”
De Lesseps is due back in court in January. She rose to fame in 2008 due to her part in the hit Bravo show, which just finished its ninth season, and temporarily enjoyed the title of “Countess” thanks to her defunct marriage to a French count in 1993.