Luann de Lesseps may have a problem with alcohol.
But she definitely has a problem following the law.
About a year and a half after the Real Housewife of New York was arrested for getting wasted and kicking a police officer, evidence has surfaced that prove two things:
- Luann is still drinking.
- And she's violating her probation while doing so.
Before we delve into Luann's latest misdeed, let's take a look back, shall we?
On December 23, 2017, the long-time Bravo star was arrested in Florida for acting very drunk and very disorderly in a Palm Beach Hotel room.
According to multiple reports at the time, she screamed at officers that she would kill them prior to being taken into custody and charged with four felonies:
Battery on a law enforcement officer; resisting arrest with violence; two counts of corruption by threat.
Luann was in the aforementioned city for the first time since getting married there to Tom D’Agostino Jr., from whom she got divorced just seven months later.
And she blamed that entire situation for the way she acted, saying in a subsequent statement:
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.
Somehow (read: because she's rich), Luann struck a plea deal last August, pleaded guilty to a lesser [misdemeanor] count of battery, as well as the original trespassing and disorderly intoxication charge.
As part of this plea deal, she agreed not to drink alcohol for a year.
And she has failed to live up to this end of her bargain.
According to newly-released court documents, Luann reported a relapse to a Florida supervising officer on April 23, 2019.
After failing a court-mandated test, the reality star "dmitted to drinking 2 glasses of mimosas after a performance she had in Chicago," the legal paper reads.
Once these results were in, de Lesseps was told she could “immediately enroll in outpatient treatment” to essentially make up for her drinking-related probation violation... but she “declined due to her touring schedule."
Luann was also “given the option to be fitted with alcohol ankle monitoring device,” but she said the device would be too “intrusive” while performing.
Elsewhere, The Florida Department of Corrections issued a statement that made it clear Luann has not been fulfilling her Alcoholics Anonymous requirements, either.
Reads this statement:
This is the second notification of other state violation that has been submitted.
The subject has failed to provide sufficient documentation of completed AA meetings which she was ordered to complete 2 AA meetings per week.
At the time of this writing [April 24], only 5 have been received. It appears to affiant that the subject is not serious about her sobriety or the orders of this Court.
As stated on previous notification, the subject has used her unlimited travel as a reason to be noncompliant with her conditions of supervision.
Back in February, we also confirmed that Luann has not been performing her obligatory community service.
It's almost like she's a wealthy person who thinks she is entitled to act in any way she wants, consequence free.
The court has not made a decision on how to proceed with her case, but as of now, her probation is scheduled to be over on August 28.
And Luann swears she is taking this whole thing seriously, lying completely to Page Six in a statement that reads as follows:
I take my sobriety very seriously and like many in my situation, it is a daily struggle. I remain committed to doing whatever it takes to continue living a healthy sober lifestyle.