While none of the Real Housewives franchises are necessarily filled with the girls you’d wanna bring home to mom, it’s always seemed like the Atlanta gals were the biggest (and most entertaining) messes of the bunch. LuAnn de Lesseps must have heard that and said “Hold my beer” to one of Sonja Morgan’s unpaid interns because she felonied her way to Housewives infamy in December. Now she’s doing the dumbest thing for her criminal record but the smartest for Bravo job security by rejecting a plea deal.
The New York Daily News says LuAnn rejected a plea deal and will go to court next month in South Florida over charges of being violent with an officer and resisting arrest. It’s unclear what kind of deal the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s office was offering, but I really hope this means we can expect LuAnn to sing “Not Guilty” in court next month to the tune of “Chic C’est La Vie.”
Just to catch you up to speed…Lu was booked for four felonies after a maid at the Colony Hotel in Palm Beach found her in bed with a man in the wrong hotel room. The cops came, Lu tried to slam a door one on of their faces, and she even threatened to “fucking kill” one of the police. I don’t remember any of those activities in the etiquette chapter in Class With The Countess, but maybe my Big Lots copy was missing some material? The charges eventually got pulled down to one felony and two misdemeanors. This does make things interesting, though. Lu is repped by the same attorney who got Tiger Woods off with a plea deal, so clearly they aren’t using the same strategy this time around.
Lu entered an alcohol treatment program and is said to be working to get her life back on track. But a check is a check, and I’m sure Andy Cohen disguised in the form of a South Florida life coach took Lu in and said, “Nothing guarantees you a prime spot on the reunion couch next to me like flirting with hard time in a penitentiary!”