When Luann de Lesseps was arrested in Palm Beach, I felt sorry for. The marriage to Tom was humiliating for her. She was doing lot of self-medicating. Her drunken behavior was awful. She deserved to be punished. She was lucky to have a very slick attorney who got her a great plea deal. All she had to do was follow the deal and prove she had learned her lesson. Instead today Countess Luann is back in handcuffs.
But she didn’t. Or perhaps couldn’t. Instead of being humble and contrite, she was arrogant and entitled. She told her probation officer she didn’t have time for public service or AA meetings. She’s also a cabaret star and a special kind of alcoholic. She’s the kind who continues to drink because that’s what you do at a cabaret job. She’s the special kind of alcoholic who claims she only had two mimosas.
So today she was in court in Palm Beach in handcuffs. The judge gave her a stern talking to. about the terms of her probation. They are not optional. They apply to cabaret stars.
Luann’s New Parole Conditions
Then the judge added new conditions to her probation. She has to have a breathalyzer in her car. She will have to blow into it to get the car to start every time she drives around in upstate New York. She had to go to a psychiatrist once a month. In addition to monthly therapy she is require to have weekly counseling by phone.
And finally she has to take Antabuse daily. Antabuse will make you violently ill if you drink on it. I’ve always wondered how they know if you take it or not. Do they test you for the Antabuse?
After seeing Luann on RHONY this season, I have no compassion for her in this case. She’s lucky she didn’t get any jail time. There was no mention about extending her probation. If they did not extend it, or restart the clock, then she only has about two months left on her probation.
Try to keep your nose clean, Luann. Literally.
You can click here to see a video of some of what happened in court today. Luann still seemed to think she needed special treatment. The judge took her into custody and slapped some handcuffs on her. Apparently, she had to wait her turn. The Horror!
There seems to be some confusion about what “taken into custody” means. You are taken into custody the moment you are handcuffed by a police officer. She was not taken to jail. The judge just wanted to remind her who was in charge of the court room.