As we were the first to report, The Real Housewives of New York City star Luann de Lesseps was reprimanded for the second time late last month for not complying with her probation requirements stemming from her December 2017 arrest for drunkenly assaulting a police officer in Florida.
According to the Department of Corrections documents, Luann was not attending the required number of AA meetings, and she admitted to drinking two post-cabaret show mimosas after failing a test for alcohol in her system.
The 53-year-old reality star was in a Palm Beach court earlier today to defend herself against accusations that she was not taking her probation seriously, and things did not start well. At all.
According to multiple sources, Luann attempted to plead her case before Judge John Kastrenakes, and he ordered her taken into custody and placed in handcuffs. Despite some reports online, Luann was never booked into jail but merely hung out in the courtroom (still handcuffed) until the judge was ready to hear her case again a little later.
Here are some photos of Luann in handcuffs, as well as a video from CBS12:
Judge orders NY Housewives star Luann DeLesseps into custody for alleged probation violations. Judge says DeLesseps obviously isn’t taking probation seriously, after positive alcohol test, not attending meetings. DeLesseps attacked Palm Beach officer. @CBS12 pic.twitter.com/vhZFHfs0N5
— Chuck Weber (@ChuckWeber12) May 23, 2019
Luann would later admit to violating her probation. As a result, the judge modified the terms of her probation. In addition to her previous conditions, Luann was given a rather lengthy list of new terms to abide by as well.
Here is the complete list from the actual court documents:
Probation reinstated and modified with the following conditions:
Defendant shall have weekly telephone counseling sessions with her treating psychiatrist and monthly in-person sessions
Defendant will take Antabuse medication as prescribed by by her doctor
Defendant to maintain “Soberlink” breathalyzer monitoring device as directed by her probation officer
All original terms of probation remain in effect
Defendant waives extradition and agrees to pay for her own transportation back to Florida if she violates her probation.
Confidentiality is waived as to counseling sessions.
Despite her actions (or lack thereof) suggesting that Luann is not taking her probation seriously at all, her words continue to say the opposite. “I’m glad the judge was understanding once made aware of the evidence provided, and I was then released,” she said in a statement after her hearing today. “I am now looking forward to completing my remaining few months of probation. I want to put this behind me and move forward with my life.”
Luann is scheduled to conclude her probation in August.