On Sunday, Dec. 24, Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps was arrested after she allegedly kicked a police officer in Palm Beach, FL. The former Countess was charged with battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, and crimes against a person.
In an assistant attorney's statement obtained by local paper the Palm Beach Post, the 52-year-old slammed a door and kicked at least one police officer. She also threatened local law enforcement by yelling, "I’m going to kill you all" right before her arrest, which earned her two corruption by threat charges. Four out of the five charges she is facing are felonies.
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But Luann has had no prior history of offenses and she was released without bond on her own recognizance from Palm Beach County Jail later on Sunday morning. She was allowed to return to New York, but she is due back in a Palm Beach Court on Jan. 26. Luann was advised to hire an attorney from Palm Beach to represent her in her upcoming court date, and Judge Ted Booras advised Luann not to incriminate herself when he suggested that she may have a drinking problem. "“Don’t say anything,” he told her.
Luann's arrest comes on the nearly one-year anniversary of her New Year's Eve wedding to her ex-husband Tom D’Agostino, which also took place in Palm Beach. Just seven months after they tied the knot, Luanna announced that she and Tom were divorcing and their divorce was finalized in October.
“It’s what we both decided upon in the end, and even though we decided that, it’s sad,” she told People at the time. “It’s an end to something that was so, so incredible. And I just, I’ve got a lot of emotions. I don’t even know what to say. I mean, it’s sad. It’s sad for me, but I’m putting myself to work, keeping myself busy, and trying to move past it and move on to the next chapter of my life.”