Countess Luann de Lesseps was a fixture on “The Real Housewives of New York City” since the show’s debut in 2008. In the midst of divorcing second husband Tom D’Agostino after less than a year of marriage, during the early morning hours of Christmas Eve 2017 — according to a security guard at a Palm Beach, Florida hotel — de Lesseps and a friend were allegedly trespassing in the room of another guest, sneaking in while a maid turned down the bed.
The police report, obtained by E! News, stated that the women “smelled of an unknown alcoholic beverage, had slurred speech, and appeared to be highly intoxicated.” When the guard asked them to exit the room, the friend listened, but de Lesseps didn’t. Police were called, and in the ensuing fracas, de Lesseps struck an officer in the face and chest. She was handcuffed but fought back furiously as officers attempted to get her into a police car, kicking the door and drunkenly threatening to kill the officers. She was hit with several charges, including resisting arrest, and disorderly intoxication. After sobering up, she apologized for her behavior.
She got off with probation but was re-arrested in 2019 for violating the terms of that probation by testing positive for alcohol, and the judge added extra conditions to her sentence of attending Alcoholics Anonymous. “I paid very dearly, for the last year, for one very big mistake,” de Lesseps admitted during a 2019 appearance on “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen.”