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After Throwing Her Under The Bus, Reese Witherspoon's Husband Jumps To His Wife's Defense: 'She's A Good Lady!' He Tells Cop

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May 4 2013, Published 2:53 p.m. ET

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He may have been drunk but Reese Witherspoon's husband was smart enough to backtrack after throwing his wife under the bus during their April 19 arrest.

As previously reported, Jim Toth was heard talking to officer's about his wife's bizarre behavior - which landed her an arrest for disorderly conduct - telling them; "I had absolutely nothing to do with that."

However new audio from the dash cam footage of the encounter hears him describing the Sweet Home Alabama star to the officer driving him calling her "a good lady."

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"She's a good lady. There's just often times, she gets, there's just a flip side to everything," he says from the back seat of the police car.

Reese embarrassingly hurled threats at the arresting officer when they were pulled over in Atlanta for a DUI.

She refused to get back in the car and stated: "Do you know my name sir? You're about to find out who I am."

The couple have since publicly apologized for their behavior but on the night in question Jim tried to explain to police why she behaved the way she did.


"I respect you and what you are doing," he is heard saying. "The other side of the coin is... sometimes I know it's very easy to look at her life and my life, you think we are entitled, but there is a lot of harassment that goes along with it. I don't expect you to understand. I get you have to do your job."

However the officer is quick to put him back in his place after telling him he doesn't have his job and wouldn't want it either.

"We aren't out here to arrest passengers. My purpose is to get DUIs off the road so they don't kill themselves or anyone else."

Reese reportedly pled no contest to the disorderly conduct charge Thursday morning in an Atlanta courthouse.

She was ordered to pay a $213 fine while her husband appeared on person and pled guilty to driving under the influence.

He must perform 40 hours of community service, attend an alcohol education program and has been placed on 12 months of probation.radar_embed src=""



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