Luann De Lesseps’ Arrest Will Reportedly Be Covered On 'Real Housewives Of New York'

The Countess also revealed she will be entering rehab.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Fans of the "Real Housewives of New York City" can look forward to crime drama on the next season. As People reported, a source shared that the reality show will cover the recent arrest of cast member Luann de Lesseps in Palm Beach, Florida.

“The 'RHONY' cameras were not filming at the time of Luann’s arrest,” a source said. “They went on break before the holidays and will return filming early in the New Year.”

However, the cameras have historically covered criminal incidents and arrests in the past. Last season, fans saw socialite Tinsley Mortimer talk about her trespassing arrest in detail. 

“It’s reality. They follow their real lives,” the source shared. “So if this is happening while filming is happening, they’re going to talk about it. They’d [sic] didn’t shy away from Tinsley’s arrest. They didn’t shy away from Bethenny’s court drama.”

As previously reported, 52-year-old de Lesseps was arrested Saturday night after she was found trespassing in the wrong hotel room with a man at the Colony Hotel. As the New York Daily News reported, she was apparently slurring her words. She allegedly locked herself in the bathroom.

When authorities arrived, she shoved an officer who tried to open the door. She also slammed the door in the face of another police officer. She was charged with disorderly intoxication, battery on an officer, resisting arrest with violence and corruption by threat, according to the New York Daily News.

The "Countess," as she's known on the show, was apologetic following the incident. She said that being in Palm Beach following a very public marriage and divorce brought out feelings she wasn't expecting. 

“This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions,” she said in a statement. “I want to offer my sincere apologies to anyone I might have offended with my behavior. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018.”


In a statement to People, de Lesseps said she will be entering rehab.


“After the events of last Saturday night in Palm Beach, I am truly embarrassed,” she said. “I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center."

De Lesseps' character is most known for her focus on social grace and etiquette. In the past, she penned a book called "Class with the Countess: How to Live with Elegance and Flair." She released a song in 2010 called "Money Can't Buy You Class."

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