Luann De Lesseps Takes A Plea Deal After Palm Beach Arrest
Luann de Lesseps has reportedly accepted a plea deal after her humiliating Palm Beach arrest on Christmas Eve.
She didn't go to court on Friday, May 25, but agreed to the plea than five months after the embarrassing incident in which The Real Housewives of New York star, 53, was arrested and charged with felonies--resisting an officer with violence, disorderly intoxication and battery on a law enforcement officer.
Yesterday, according to the Daily Mail, it was determined that de Lesseps will have those serious charges dropped in exchange for a plea of guilty to a lesser misdemeanor.
The reality TV star is due back in court for a plea conference in July, where the charges will be reduced.
As RadarOnline.com reported at the time, De Lesseps was arrested on Christmas Eve day, Dec. 24, in Palm Beach, Florida, early in the morning.
She allegedly attacked a police officer and In her drunken state, even told cops she would kill them!
After the news broke, the housewife checked into rehab, saying she was "truly embarrassed" about her trouble with the law.
De Lesseps went on with her life following a few weeks of treatment, performing in a cabaret act.
She still faced fallout from her meltdown, however, as her shocking arrest video surfaced in which she shouted at cops, "I'm gonna get you, big time. I've done nothing wrong and you are handcuffing me."
"I'm gonna kill you! I will kill you!"
De Lesseps explained her bizarre trouble with the law on The Dr. Oz Show, admitting it started with too much wine.
"I had rosé at lunch, with my girlfriend, we split a bottle of Whispering Angel, which is normal. And then there were some people there that were fans, so they send me more rosé. So I drank more than I usually would."
She added, "So, by the time I get to the Colony Hotel, where her arrest happened, I was pretty sloshed and then I don't know. I almost think that somebody slipped me something, because I don't remember a thing after that."
The TV countess also told Us Weekly, "When you can't react properly in front of a police officer, then you've got a problem. And I did something about it. Not many people get that window into looking at themselves. I'm grateful for it."
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