'Real Housewives' Star Luann De Lesseps Arrested For Assaulting Police Officer: 'I’m Going To Kill You All'

The "Money Can't Buy You Class" reality star was arrested on Christmas Eve.

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

Luann de Lesseps is known for being "The Countess" on "Real Housewives of New York City." The reality star landed behind bars in Palm Beach, Florida, on Sunday morning, according to CNN. She was arrested on multiple charges including battery of an officer and disorderly intoxication.

According to CNN, De Lesseps allegedly kicked a police officer while intoxicated. She said, "I'm going to kill you all," per testimony shared by the assistant state attorney. A judge released the "Money Can't Buy You Class" singer without bond.

The 52-year-old told People that being in Palm Beach brought up "long-buried emotions" since her ill-fated marriage to Tom D’Agostino. The two wed there last year following a whirlwind courtship that many of her reality star co-stars questioned. 

“This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding, and being here brought up long-buried emotions,” de Lesseps told People 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.”

She is due back in court on January 25.

De Lesseps was formerly the wife of Count Alexandre de Lesseps. Although the two divorced in 2009, she retained her French royal title. The reality star began dating D’Agostino and quickly headed to the altar. 

“The only title I’d trade Countess for is wife,” she said on the show. Seven months after their wedding, the two split.

“It’s with great sadness that Tom & I agreed to divorce,” she wrote on social media at the time. “We care for each other very much, hope you respect our privacy during this sad time!”

D'Agostino's infidelities were discussed throughout the season. He was previously romantically linked to fellow housewives Ramona Singer and Sonja Morgan, as well as a mystery woman that was discovered through bombshell photo evidence by Bethenny Frankel. When asked what caused the final split, she shared that it was a lack of trust.

“Tom went out and he called up an old girlfriend and they met up with a group of people. And I didn’t know about it — I found out about it the next day in the press," she said

“That for me was like, the final straw,” she continued. “I was like, ‘I can’t do this anymore.’”

[Photos: Getty Images, Palm Beach County Jail]

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