RHONY Star Luann de Lesseps Faces New Probation Terms After Alleged Violation

Real Housewives of New York star Luann de Lesseps is in hot water. A Palm Beach County court judge placed the reality television star in custody after she allegedly violated her probation, reports People. Luann was briefly placed in handcuffs and then released. Here’s what we know about her new probation terms.  

Luann de Lesseps’ new probation terms

Luann de Lesseps | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Luann de Lesseps | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Luann revealed she violated her probation, which is set to end August 28th. Unfortunately, her misstep did not go unpunished. Now, she is required to call in for weekly counseling sessions, attend monthly psychiatric sessions, and keep a breathalyzer in her car, according to People.

Will Luann de Lesseps go to jail?

Luann de Lesseps Real Housewives | Taylor Hill/FilmMagic
Luann de Lesseps Real Housewives | Taylor Hill/FilmMagic

There have been reports that Luann would go to jail. She denies these claims and says she wants to forget what happened and move on to the next chapter in her life. “These reports are false,” she said in a statement provided to Entertainment Tonight. “I’m glad the judge was understanding once made aware of the evidence provided and I was then released. 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.”

What crime was Luann de Lesseps arrested for?

Luann de Lesseps |  Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images
Luann de Lesseps | Charles Sykes/Bravo/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

Luann had a brush with the law in December 2017. According to court documents secured by Entertainment Tonight, she was arrested for battery, disorderly intoxication, and resisting arrest. Luann was charged in January 2018 with resisting an officer with violence, which is a felony. She also received misdemeanor charges of trespassing and disorderly intoxication after her arrest in Palm Beach. She pled guilty to charges of battery, trespassing, and disorderly intoxication.

Thanks to a plea deal, Luann was able to avoid jail time. Instead, she was ordered to serve one year of probation. Under the probation terms, she’s required to perform 50 hours of community service, attend two weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and attend a Victim Impact Class held by Mothers Against Drunk Drivers, reports Entertainment Tonight. She must also take random drug and alcohol tests and is required to remain drug and alcohol free for the duration of her probation.

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