As the result of an alcohol-fueled Christmas Eve, Real Housewives of New York star LuAnn de Lesseps is now facing five years in prison. After trespassing into the wrong hotel room, refusing to leave, and allegedly kicking and threatening a police officer, prosecutors have charged de Lesseps with a felony for the attack on the law enforcement officer, plus two misdemeanors for trespassing and disorderly intoxication. Will the reality star end up behind bars, or will she get “celebrity justice” in the form of a slap on the wrist?
According to Hollywood Life, after police arrested de Lesseps, they released her without bond, and she quickly released a statement with an apology and an explanation for her behavior.
She said that it was her first time in Palm Beach since her wedding – where she married Tom D’Agostino on December 31, 2016 – and being there brought up some long-buried emotions. De Lesseps and D’Agostino divorced after just seven months of marriage due to his alleged infidelity.
After her arrest, de Lesseps voluntarily checked into an alcohol rehabilitation program, and she recently tweeted that she was home and doing well.
“It’s good to be home. I’m doing great. Spending time with friends and family. Thanking everyone for your continued good wishes and support,” the 52-year-old wrote.
De Lesseps’ post came just minutes after Ramona Singer shared, and then quickly deleted, a picture of the RHONY cast at dinner – with de Lesseps at the head of the table, while the rest of the ladies looked on with menus and a large assortment of freshly-drained wine glasses. De Lesseps is not allowed to consume alcohol, a condition of her release from custody.
While de Lesseps is facing multiple charges for her drunken behavior, her castmates don’t seem to take the justice system very seriously. Their chosen method of supporting de Lesseps was to have their own “mugshots” taken by a professional photographer, which they shared on social media. Singer, Bethenny Frankel, Carole Radziwill, Sonja Morgan, Dorinda Medley, and Tinsley Mortimer all had pictures done courtesy of ConBody, a prison-style bootcamp studio in New York that hires formerly incarcerated people to teach fitness classes. No, I’m not making this up, sadly.