Luann de Lesseps Rejects Plea Deal for Felony After Intoxication Arrest
Luann de Lessepsrejected a plea deal during a Palm Beach court hearing on Wednesday, February 14.
“I extended a plea offer. Defense has decided not to accept the offer and to proceed with discovery,” the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office told Us Weekly in a statement. “Today defense waived speedy trial and set a status check April 13.”
As previously reported, the Real Housewives of New York City star, 52, was charged with one felony — resisting an officer with violence — and two misdemeanors after her December 24 arrest in Palm Beach, Florida. The former Countess completed a stint in rehab on January 23 following her arrest.
The Bravo star apologized on December 25, blaming the incident on the end of her seven-month marriage to Tom D’Agostino Jr. “I want to offer my most sincere apologies to anyone that I might have offended with my behavior,” she told Us in a statement at the time. “This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding and being here brought up buried emotions. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018.”
Since returning home from rehab, de Lesseps has resumed filming season 10 of RHONY and has turned her attention to her upcoming cabaret show.
De Lesseps is also focusing her health, sharing photos of herself practicing yoga and going to the spa.
RHONY is expected to return to Bravo later this year.
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