The camera never lies
After Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps’s embarrassing arrest in Florida the day before Christmas, she’s been trying to turn things around. She blamed her “out of character” behavior on the dredged-up feelings from her failed marriage to Tom d’Agnostio, but she wants to use her experience as a “transformative” catalyst to change. She may wind up doing some jail time regardless of how remorseful she is, but she’s going to fight tooth-and-nail to stay out.
Her lawyers are looking at all of the evidence against her right now to figure out the best course of action for her case.
About That Night
RHONY star Luann de Lesseps is getting serious about fighting the charges stemming from a drunken night in Palm Beach. Luann and her high-powered attorney Douglas Duncan asked for permission to inspect and test evidence collected at the scene of her crime. The police picked up her purse, phone, makeup, glasses, and passport when they arrested her in a hotel room.
Luann’s legal team will also have access to the video and audio footage taken from the hotel and from the police officers according to documents obtained by Radar Online.
It seems as though Luann was in possession of her brother Michael Nadeau’s driver’s license the night she was arrested.
Luann was officially charged with the felony charge of resisting an officer with violence and two misdeamors. She pled not guilty to all charges, and she requested a jury trial. Before the trial begins, the defense team will examine the evidence in the case and will speak to witnesses like the hotel’s security guard Carlos Lopez.
She will be back in court within a month. “It will be set for a case disposition hearing in about 30 days,” her attorney explained. In the meantime, Luann may change her plea, or she may be given a plea bargain. In order to stay on the straight and narrow, the reality star has decided to enlist the help of sober staff members.
A source very close to Luann shared that she’s currently hiring sober people to keep her on track, as Celebuzz! previously reported. “Luann seems to have learned her lesson and wants to be sober now. She is telling all applicants in the first interview that drinking and substance abuse of any kind will not be tolerated, especially when on the clock,” the source told Radar Online. “She also said that she would love a gay man who has a clean record.”
Unfortunately, the search may not be going that well. It’s not that Luann can’t find applicants, its’ that her own behavior is intolerable. “She was just ridiculous. For example, she would have her other assistant contact me to let me know that Luann would be calling us shortly. But she would never call,” complained someone who tried to work for her.
Luann hasn’t posted any public information about her search for sober employees, but she did post a motivational message on her Instagram that read: “If ‘Plan A’ didn’t work, the alphabet has 25 more letters! Stay cool.”
She implied that she’s going to try Plan B, but it’s unclear what that entails. She also posted a picture of herself doing yoga and spending time with friends at nightclubs.
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