Ho, Ho, Ho?
For Luann de Lesseps this holiday season, it's more like the following:
No, No, No.
The long-time Real Housewives of New York City cast member was arrested early Sunday morning in Palm Beach, Florida and charged with a number of crimes.
According to TMZ, E! News and other reliable sources, de Lesseps was taken into custody for being drunk and disorderly...
... and also for allegedly assaulting an officer of the law!
Insiders tell TMZ that Luann has been charged with five crimes, four of which are FELONIES:
- Battery on a law enforcement officer.
- Resisting arrest with violence.
- Two counts of corruption by threat.
The incident between the reality star and the police took place around 1:25 a.m. local time.
An assistant state’s attorney tells The Palm Beach Post that de Lesseps reportedly slammed a door and kicked at least one police officer, telling people around her:
“I’m going to kill you all."
She was then placed under arrest.
After being taken to Palm Beach County Jail, the Bravo personality was released without bond.
It remains unclear what prompted the altercation; aside from an abundance of alcohol, that is.
The aforementioned publication also writes that during her court appearance today, Judge Ted Booras suggested she hire a defense attorney due to the serious nature of these charges.
“Don’t say anything,” he told the former countess, according to the newspaper.
The arrest took place nearly a year after the Bravo star married Tom D’Agostino Jr. in Palm Beach on New Year’s Eve.
They announced their divorce a mere seven months later amid rumors of D’Agostino’s infidelity.
For those unaware, Luann has a "Countess" title because she was married to Count Alexandre de Lesseps until their divorce in 2009.
She is due back in court on January 25.
Known as a singer, actress, model and author, Luann de Lesseps debuted on The Real Housewives of New York City in 2008.
She has been a regular ever since.
No word from anyone in her camp or anyone else associated with the series in the wake of this arrest. Not yet anyway.
We'll update this story with more details as news breaks.
UPDATE: Luann has Tweeted the following:
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.