Details About Luann de Lesseps' Arrest Include The Real Housewife Allegedly Trying To Escape From The Police Car
Even more details have emerged about Luann de Lesseps' arrest on Dec. 23 in Palm Beach, Florida. The Countess was arrested due to alleged disorderly intoxication, battery, and resisting arrest. But the police report from the arrest also states that Luann de Lesseps allegedly slipped her handcuffs and tried to escape the police car she was in when she was arrested. Bustle reached out to a rep for de Lesseps for comment, but did not receive a response at the time of publication.
A police report from the Palm Beach Police Department, provided to Bustle, states that after she allegedly slipped out of the handcuffs, the arresting officer allegedly then had to take the Real Housewife out of the car in order to secure the handcuffs again, which she allegedly resisted. She then allegedly said, "I'm going to f*cking kill you."
The police report went on to state that she allegedly tried to hold open the door of the car by kicking it, after she tried to escape. The officer then allegedly had to physically place her back in the seat in order to secure her back into the vehicle safely.
The arrest followed a year of ups and downs for the Housewife, including her separation from Tom D'Agostino in August, which she touched upon in her statement about the incident.
In response to her arrest, de Lesseps released the following statement to People:
“This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions. I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended with my behavior. I am committed to transformative and hopeful 2018.”
News broke about the reality star's arrest on Dec. 24, after it occurred late at night on Dec. 23. De Lesseps was arrested for alleged disorderly conduct and for allegedly shoving a police officer in a hotel room. After her arrest, the Real Housewife was due in court on Dec. 24 for a bail hearing, where she was eventually released without bond, per the Palm Beach Post. She'll be due back in Palm Beach court on January 25.
The Palm Beach Police Department's report details what allegedly went down that caused de Lesseps' arrest. De Lesseps and a male friend allegedly entered the wrong hotel room at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, as it was being cleaned for turndown service. Julie Olson, who is a friend of de Lesseps' and was also at the hotel during the incident, told Page Six that the man was someone the Countess had "previously dated" but did not share his name. The Real Housewife was booked in another room at the hotel at the time, but it's unclear why she and her companion allegedly entered the wrong room and attempted to stay there.
A security guard allegedly tried to get the pair to leave, but eventually called police after his attempts were unsuccessful, according to the police report. When the officer arrived at the scene, de Lesseps allegedly refused to leave and locked herself in the bathroom. According to the report, she opened the door eventually but allegedly then shoved the officer in the chest. The report then claims that de Lesseps resisted arrest.
The whole incident is troubling to hear. As de Lesseps said in her statement, Palm Beach is where she and D'Agostino got married almost exactly a year before her arrest. In August, the two announced their plans to divorce after only seven months of marriage, as Page Six states. And it seems as though she believes that her divorce and subsequent heartbreak had something to do with her behavior here, although she does not state exactly what her behavior was. It's possible that by being in the location, the first time she had been there since the wedding, brought up some hard feelings for the Countess.
After this event, the Real Housewife is likely looking forward to the "transformative and hopeful 2018" that she highlights in her statement.