Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps visited The Dr. Oz Show and opened up about her December arrest. She explained that alcohol played a part in her being charged with disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest, and trespassing.
De Lesseps detailed a day and night of heavy drinking that led to her being thrown out of a jazz club, wandering into the wrong hotel room with an ex-boyfriend, insisting it was hers, and hiding in a bathroom as security and police tried to remove her.
She insisted that alcohol might not have been the only factor, saying, “I almost think someone slipped me something, because I don’t remember a thing.”
She explained how, while being removed from the hotel room bathroom, she struck a police officer with the door as he was trying to open it.
Palm Beach police released video of Lesseps being loaded into a police car while being arrested. She can be seen saying, “I will kill you,” to a police officer.
The RHONY personality issued an apology on Twitter the next day, saying “buried emotions” contributed to the incident.
I want to offer my most sincere apologies to anyone that I might have offended with my behavior. This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding and being here brought up buried emotions. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018
— Luann de Lesseps (@CountessLuann) December 24, 2017
She told Dr. Oz that she quit drinking for now, but stopped short of saying she was an alcoholic. She said, “I think I was using alcohol to numb my pain and emotions until it didn’t work for me anymore.”
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