‘Real Housewives’ star Luann de Lesseps ordered into custody after probation violation
"Real Housewives of New York" star Luann de Lesseps was ordered into custody by a judge Thursday after admitting to violating her probation. (Photo: Jim Spellman, WireImage)
Luann de Lesseps’ legal woes aren’t ending any time soon.
The “Real Housewives of New York” star was ordered into custody by a Palm Beach County judge Thursday, and later released, after admitting to violating her probation, according to court documents obtained by USA TODAY.
The judge reinstated and added on new terms to de Lesseps’ probation, including weekly phone counseling sessions and monthly in-person meetings with a psychiatrist, taking medication to treat chronic alcoholism and keeping a breathalyzer in her car.
Per the court documents, de Lesseps, 54, admitted to her New York probation officer on April 23 that she drank two mimosas during a performance in Chicago. (The TV star also has a cabaret show.)
De Lesseps violated her probation twice – once by failing a breath test for alcohol use and again by not providing documentation that she attended the mandated two Alcoholics Anonymous meetings per week, the documents state.
USA TODAY has reached out to represtatives for de Lesseps for comment.
The reality TV star was booked in 2017 on charges of battery on a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, disorderly intoxication and corruption by threat.
In the 2017 incident, she was reportedly discovered with an unidentified man in the wrong room at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach and refused to leave, locking herself in a bathroom. She allegedly “shoved” a police officer who responded to the scene and “slammed” the bathroom door on his forehead.
Following her arrest, de Lesseps said that she was checking herself into rehab for alcohol treatment.
Contributing: Maria Puente
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