Luann De Lesseps Accepts Plea Deal For Drunken Assault Arrest


Luann de Lesseps has agreed to a plea deal more than five months after being arrested in Palm Beach.

According to the Daily Mail, the Real Housewives of New York City star will have the most serious charges against her dropped. The outlet claims she will have her felony charges including resisting an officer with violence, disorderly intoxication and battery on a law enforcement officer dropped. In exchange, the Bravo star will enter a plea of guilty to a lesser misdemeanor.

Luann is due back in court for a plea conference in July, where the charges will be reduced. After getting arrested on Christmas Eve, the newly divorced reality star addressed the incident and apologized for her actions. Luann shared in a statement:

“This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions, i want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended with my behavior. I am committed to transformative and hopeful 2018.”

In addition to continuing a new season of the Real Housewives of New York City, Luann checked into an alcohol treatment center after her arrest. She also completed a cabaret show titled Countess and Friends that played in both New York City and Los Angeles. The reality star previously shared with the New York Times:

“I can’t avoid the whole story of what happened to me in Palm Beach, i ‘m trying to keep it light while also taking it seriously.”

Luann added:

“The important thing is to not take yourself so damn seriously. I always think, ‘I can survive this if I keep on moving.'”

So what do you think? Was the Countess shown leniency that a suspect from another demographic might not have been shown after slamming a police officer’s head in a door (or something similar) and threatening to kill him more than once? To be honest, I’m curious why prosecutors didn’t let this one go to trial. I just cannot imagine a Palm Beach County jury not coming back with a guilty verdict given the evidence and what Luann has admitted.