Luann de Lesseps skips jail time after plea deal approval, gets off with community service and AA meetings
After being arrested in December for assaulting an officer, the Real Housewives of New York City' star has struck a plea deal that includes community service, and AA meetings.
It looks like Luann de Lesseps can finally put her December 2017 arrest behind her. According to a report that was first carried by Radar Online, a Florida judge has officially approved the plea deal that the 'Real Housewives of New York City' star struck in July in which she pleaded guilty to three charges: battery, trespassing and disorderly intoxication.
According to the plea bargain, De Lesseps will be placed on a one-year probation and is required to perform 50 hours of community service, attend two AA meetings per week, not possess or consume alcohol or illegal drugs and attend a Victim Impact Class organized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). De Lesseps was also required to write an apology letter to Deputy Steven O’Leary, which she has reportedly already completed.
As we reported earlier, in December 2017, de Lesseps was arrested in the early morning hours after allegedly attacking a police officer in Palm Beach. After a drunken calamity at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach, police said de Lesseps kicked at least one officer, allegedly telling cops, “I’m going to kill you all.” To top it all off, an explosive video of the whole incident made rounds on the internet.
De Lesseps checked into rehab soon after the incident, only to relapse just months after her first stint. As People notes, she left the facility a little under three weeks later, on Aug. 2, in time for her 'Countess and Friends' cabaret dates.
In a recent interview with People, de Lesseps said she isn’t worried about relapsing again. “I’m in a really good place,” she claimed.
“I don’t feel like drinking. I’m committed to my sobriety. I want it more than anything.”
“I have temptations and I go, ‘Wait, that’s the old Luann.’ Because you’re so trained… it’s like second-hand,” she continued. “But I feel like I’m in the driver’s seat now. I feel free of the shackles of alcohol. Not to say it’s not a struggle, but for the moment, I don’t feel like drinking at all. It’s this new freedom and I love my freedom.”