Following some rather inexcusable, embarrassing and illegal behavior, Luann de Lesseps is in major trouble with the law.
But this is the question on the minds of fans around the country:
Is she also in trouble with Bravo executives?
Over this past holiday weekend, de Lesseps was arrested on five charges, four of which are felonies.
During a very drunken escapade, the reality star allegedly attacked a police officer, resisted arrest and threatened to kill everyone around her.
The incident took place in Palm Beach.
According to legal documents, Luann and an ex-lover broke into a room at the Colony Hotel.
After a security guard demanded she leave, de Lesseps locked herself in the bathroom.
Police were then called to the scene and de Lesseps supposedly shoved one of them after exiting said bathroom, prior to breaking free from her handcuffs and screaming:
I’m going to f-cking kill you!
Details of the arrest really are pretty insane.
The four felonies with which Luann has been charged are:
- Battery on a law enforcement officer.
- Resisting arrest with violence.
- Two counts of corruption by threat.
She’s due in court for a hearing on January 25.
It’s certainly fair to wonder how this arrest will impact Luann’s future on The Real Housewives of New York City.
She’s been a regular cast member since 2008 and it’s nearly impossible to imagine the show without her.
Fortunately (or unfortunately, depending on your viewpoint), it doesn’t sound as though you’ll need to do so.
“It won’t [jeopardize her position on the show],” an insider tells Page Six of the arrest, explaining simply:
“Reality loves reality.”
There’s certainly evidence to back this up.
In 2014, Porsha Williams was arrested for speeding and driving with a suspended license. She remains on The Real Housewives of Atlanta.
In 2015, Teresa Giudice went to prison on fraud charges in 2015. She remains on The Real Housewives of New Jersey… and even got a raise upon her release!
Luann, meanwhile, married Tom D’Agostino in Palm Beach on December 31, 2016.
They got divorced just seven months later and she cited the trauma from this split as the basis for her actions over the weekend.
“I want to offer my most sincere apologies to anyone that I might have offended with my behavior,” Tweeted de Lesseps after her arrest, adding:
“This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding and being here brought up buried emotions.”
That’s for sure.