Just days before The Real Housewives of New York City star Countess Luann de Lesseps is scheduled to go to trial in Florida for her alleged drunken assault on a police officer in December, the reality star appeared in a since deleted video that has many suspecting she has fallen off the wagon.
The video was posted by Luann’s good friend Evan Hungate and features Evan TRYING to share his love for caviar sent to him by a friend as the sound of Nat King Cole singing “Swiss Retreat” plays in the background. The elegant mood comes crashing down when we hear Luann’s voice (I assume) from off screen state coarsely and with a slur: “I don’t get paid enough for this sh*t.”
Evan’s attempts at class and Luann’s brash interjections continue throughout the now-deleted clip:
Luann seems to be having a discussion with someone about a private singing performance? One commenter on the reddit post embedded above attempted to decipher what Luann says, and it seems accurate to me:
I don’t get paid enough for this sh*t
I’m going to sing to your wife? That’s everything. [inaudible] Guess what?! I’m singing to his wife for $25,000. Buddy, you better f**king chime in or I’m out. I’m getting everything I want right now. I’m doing it on my own.
Don’t video me. No. This is my private place, I don’t want anybody videoing me!
The video looks to have been taken after Evan and the Countess enjoyed an evening out at the premiere of the Netflix movie Ibiza. Here is a photo of Evan and Luann with Ibiza actress Vanessa Bayer at the premiere after party:
And a video of Luann (with empty hands) enjoying herself at the shindig:
As mentioned above, Luann is scheduled to have her trial later this week stemming from her arrest in December in which she was caught drunk in the wrong hotel room and refused to leave. She later slammed a police officer’s head in the bathroom door before later slipping out of her cuffs and repeatedly telling the arresting officer “I’ll kill you.”
Luann later checked herself into a rehab facility, but she has been very open about the fact that she has not yet decided if she has given up alcohol for good. “All I know is that not drinking works for me right now,” she told People in early April. “Will I drink again? I don’t know. I miss good red wine. Not to say that I’ll never have good red wine again.”
Prior to her People interview, Luann was reportedly spotted drinking at an event, but her rep later issued a statement revealing that the Countess “was on medication for a bug she got in Colombia. It’s pretty strong medication,” the statement continues. “She was feeling nauseous. She’s really serious about sobriety and is completely focused on her wellness. She’s doing yoga every day.” Hmmm… Perhaps Luann was on this Colombian bug medication during Evan’s video?
In April, Luann was spotted smoking marijuana outside the Public Hotel in New York City. Her rep confirmed that “Luann smokes occasionally to help with anxiety and pain from her accident.” It is assumed that “her accident” is in reference to Luann’s car accident in Switzerland in 1999.
Luann would reveal to People that at the time of her arrest in December she was consuming roughly seven drinks a day. She later appeared on The Dr. Oz show and for the first time hinted that she may have been drugged on the night of her arrest. “I almost think that somebody slipped me something, because I don’t remember a thing after that!” Luann said of her evening after downing a bottle of wine and two martinis.
We will keep an eye on Luann’s court case and let you know when we have an update.
Asa Hawks is a writer and editor for Starcasm.