The Real Housewives of New York City
star Luann de Lesseps has pleaded not guilty to charges on battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest with violence and corruption by threat against a public servant stemming from her drunken arrest in Florida. The former countess was arrested on Christmas Eve after allegedly trespassing in a room at The Colony Hotel with an unidentified man.
According to the police report obtained by Us Weekly
, the RHONYC
star refused to leave and locked herself in the room. She then "shoved" Officer O'Leary "with an open palm to the chest" when he attempted to detain and remove her and then "slammed the door on Officer O'Leary's face, striking him in the forehead."
De Lesseps also reportedly slipped out of her handcuffs and attempted to exit the patrol car.
"De Lesseps was removed from the back of vehicle so I could re-secure the handcuffs on her wrists. ... As I was placing De Lesseps in the back into the vehicle, she stated, 'I'm going to f-king kill you,' and tried kicking the door to keep it from closing," Officer Mastrangelo wrote in the police report, adding that the Bravo star stated multiple times that she was "going to f-king kill all of you" while she was placed in a holding cell at the police department.
In a statement to People
, the RHONYC
star apologized for her behavior.
"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 a transformative and hopeful 2018," said De Lesseps who married ex-husband Tom D'Agostino on December 31, 2016 but filed for divorce seven months later.
Days after her arrest, De Lesseps said she would be seeking treatment.
"After the events of last Saturday night in Palm Beach, I am truly embarrassed," she said. "I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center. I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life changing event. Once again, I sincerely apologize for my actions. I have the greatest respect for police officers and the job they do. My actions alleged in the police report do not reflect my core values and my law abiding character."
"I am so grateful for the love and support that I am receiving from my family, friends and loyal supporters," she continued.
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