Seeking help. Luann de Lesseps took to Instagram on Friday, Dec. 29, to announce that she is voluntarily checking herself into rehab days after she was arrested for drunkenly attacking a police officer in Palm Beach, FL. According to the Real Housewives of New York City star’s post, she is ready to tackle an alcohol problem.
“After the events of last Saturday night in Palm Beach, I am truly embarrassed. 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,” Luann, 52, wrote. “Once again, I sincerely apologize for my actions. I have the greatest respect for police officers and the job they do.”
As previously reported, the former Countess was charged with battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest with violence, and crimes against a person. In an assistant attorney’s statement obtained by the Palm Beach Post, the “Money Can’t Buy You Class” singer slammed a door and kicked at least one police officer. She also threatened local law enforcement by yelling, “I’m going to kill you all” right before her arrest, which earned her two corruption by threat charges. Four out of the five charges she is facing are felonies.
“My actions alleged in the police report do not reflect my core values and my law abiding character,” Luann continued in her Instagram message. “I am so grateful for the love and support that I am receiving from my family, friends and loyal supporters.”
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Prior to announcing her decision to enter a treatment center, the mom-of-two — who shares daughter Victoria and son Noel with ex-husband Count Alexandre de Lesseps — told fans in a statement that her behavior stemmed from the emotional aftermath of her divorce from Tom D’Agostino.
“I want to offer my most sincere apologies to anyone that I might have offended with my behavior,” the Bravo personality — who was married to Tom for seven months — tweeted on Christmas Eve. “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.”