Reese Witherspoon Issues Apology After Atlanta Arrest
Reese Witherspoon issued a statement late Sunday evening expressing deep regret over an incident that landed her and husband Jim Toth in an Atlanta jail Friday morning.
“Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now,” the 37-year-old Oscar winner said. “But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”
Witherspoon and Toth were booked on charges of disorderly conduct and DUI, respectively, after a police officer pulled their car over in Atlanta early Friday morning.
According to the police report, things took a turn for the ugly when Witherspoon accosted the arresting officer.
Mrs. Witherspoon asked, ‘Do you know my name?’ I answered, ‘No, I don’t need to know your name.’ I then added, ‘right now.’ Mrs. Witherspoon stated, ‘You’re about to find out who I am,’” according to the officer’s report.
Despite the press hiccup, Witherspoon bit the bullet and attended the New York premiere of her new movie ‘Mud’ Sunday night in New York City.
For more details on Witherspoon’s arrest, click here.