Things are looking up for former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Peter Thomas, but that doesn’t mean everything’s looking good. Following his recent arrest, Cynthia Bailey‘s ex-husband opened up on social media about what it’s been like since his release — and, in his own words, he’s “still f–ked up.” Guess Joe Giudice isn’t the only Housewife hubby going through some s–t. Check out the gallery below to get the details on what’s going on with the Bravo celeb.
And, technically, writing bad checks is a form of fraud. According to a legal website called Justia, in Louisiana, writing a fake check for more than $500 can result in prison sentence of up to 10 years or a $3,000 fine.
But according to Peter and his attorney, the whole thing was just a mistake. “It was an unfortunate misunderstanding. There was no intent on Mr. Thomas part to not pay,” attorney Keith Doley told E! News. “It’s all been resolved.”
Despite the fact that it was allegedly all just a misunderstanding, he’d still spent half a week in jail. On Thursday, March 7, he opened up to his Instagram followers about what the experience was like, reflecting on his time.
“I cannot sleep because I’m still f–ked up over the last six days,” he continues. “But you know what? I feel so blessed to be in my bed tonight, that I can get up and go take a shower, the restroom, the refrigerator, the balcony to go look outside, and I don’t have to ask permission to.”
“We’ll talk tomorrow. I gotta go to sleep,” he told fans before continuing, “Baby, I was trying to FaceTime you, but I know you’re tired. You’re sleeping.” The Bravolebrity split with Cynthia in 2016, and he’s been dating his girlfriend, Toni, since.
In another Instagram video, he explained the incident further.
“You guys like to put it out there that I’m writing bad checks and worthless checks and all of that stuff,” he said on IGTV. “That was the charge. Okay, well listen to this.” According to him, he had written a check for a performance but had a problem with his bank because someone had gotten his account information.
Peter reached out to the promoter he’d written it to to explain why the check had bounced, but they reported him to the state of Louisiana. Because Peter decided not to follow through with booking the act, he didn’t think any money should change hands.
He thought he’d gotten it cleared up after the Louisiana District Attorney had reached out to him, but then he got arrested. “Six days I spent in jail,” he said “23 hours a day in a cell. The ‘celebrity status’ I have made them put me around no one for six days, 23 hours a day. I don’t wish that on anyone.”
“I had time to take a lot of medication because I’m claustrophobic,” he admitted in the video. “High pressure pills, anxiety pills… eating bread and water for six days… I never thought I was gonna come out. I thought I was gonna have a heart attack. But I survived.”
But he claimed the living conditions were rough on his ward. “The light never went off. Fluorescent light for 23 hours. It was crazy. It was hell. … If it wasn’t for one ‘psychologist,’ I probably would’ve lost my mind.”