Watch: Luann de Lesseps threatening to kill a police officer in a new video from her December arrest
The time isn't right for Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps. In a recently released video clip, the reality star is seen threatening a police officer with his life while she was getting arrested by cops in December last year.
In the newly-discovered video, De Lesseps is clearly seen struggling with the police officers and threatening to kill them in Palm Beach, Florida. The handcuffed reality TV star is then seen sitting in the back of a police vehicle while telling the cops she had “done nothing wrong” and asking them to “let me out, please.”
"This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions,” she explained in her statement after the arrest. “I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended by my behavior. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018.”
The 52-year-old, who is now seeking remission for her drunken behavior in the past, was stopped by the police in the wee morning hours on Christmas Eve, and later charged with resisting an officer with violence, as well as two other misdemeanors: trespassing in an occupied structure or conveyance, and disorderly intoxication.
“Why would you do that to me? Why would you?” De Lesseps protests in the video released by the Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office. “I’m gonna get you. I’m gonna get you, big time,” she tells the officer as he attempts to put the restraints back on. “I’ve done nothing wrong and you’re handcuffing me.”
De Lesseps pleaded not guilty to the charges against her in a court hearing in January this year, and also checked herself into a rehab for her alcohol treatment. She even rejected a plea deal in February and had a conversation about not getting over her arrest in an interview with Us Weekly.
“I’m not totally through it completely, but I’m optimistic it’s going to turn out well and everything is going in that direction for me, so I feel very positive,” she said at the time.