“The Real Housewives of New York” star Luann De Lesseps was arrested in Palm Beach, Fla., on charges of battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence and two corruption by threat charges, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office.
Known as “The Countess” on the hit Bravo show, De Lesseps declared, “I’m going to kill you all” just before her arrest, according to the Palm Beach Post.
Luann de Lesseps mugshot (Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office)
De Lesseps was taken to the Palm Beach County jail around 1:30 a.m. and released without posting a bond hours later, according to the Palm Beach Post. She is due back in court Jan. 25 to face the charges, four of which are felonies. De Lesseps has no prior offenses. The judge told her she should hire a criminal defense attorney from Palm Beach instead of ignoring the charges.
“I don’t think it would be that hard to find you,” he said.
De Lesseps was also advised by the judge not to incriminate herself and respond to him when he said she might have a drinking problem, according to the report.
“Don’t say anything,” he told the reality star.
De Lesseps rose to fame in 2008 on the Bravo show, which recently wrapped up its ninth season. Born in Connecticut, she earned the title of “Countess” when she wed French Count Alexandre de Lesseps in 1993. They divorced in 2009, and she re-married in 2016 to Tom D’Agostino Jr., sacrificing her noble title. De Lesseps announced their divorce in August.
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