She has always been known as one of the most wholesome stars in Hollywood, juggling her role as an A-list actress and doting mum seemingly effortlessly.
So, Reese Witherspoon’s arrest on a municipal charge of disorderly conduct early Friday in Atlanta, came as a surprise to many.
Her husband, Jim Toth, was also arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol.
The 37-year-old star, who hit the red carpet on Sunday in NYC following the arrest for the premiere of her new movie, Mud, said she was “deeply embarrassed” about what she said to police officers during her husband’s arrest in Atlanta — most notably, her now infamous remark of, “Do you know my name?”
The Oscar-winning actress released a statement on Sunday night apologizing for her behavior.
“Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said,” the statement says.
It continues: “It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I’m very sorry for my behavior.”
Her publicist, Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson, offered no other details.
According to a police report obtained byVariety, once Toth was arrested, an agitated Witherspoon exited the car but was instructed to get back in. The officer then detailed how she resisted as he grabbed her arms and her husband tried to calm her down.
As the report states, “Mrs. Witherspoon asked, ‘Do you know my name?’ I answered, ‘No, I don’t need to know your name.’ I then added, ‘right now.’ Mrs. Witherspoon stated, ‘You’re about to find out who I am.’ ”
After being jailed briefly, the couple were released on bond at 3:30 a.m. ET Friday. A court appearance is pending.
On Sunday night, Reese posed for photographers on the red carpet, but skipped interviews. Her and her husband later dined with Matthew McConaughey and his wife, Camila Alves.
An unemployed woman in England was busted by police for stealing cakes because they had recognized her from a television appearance hours earlier.
According to the UK’s Daily Mirror, Jay Cole, who weighs in at a whopping 308 pounds, was recognized on the shop’s CCTV footage by police officers who had seen her earlier appearance on ITV show This Morning.
The single mum from Tonbridge, Kent, told hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that she couldn’t get a job due to her weight.
The 24-year-old said: “I don’t want to be on benefits – I’ve been on them since I was 18. But I am a victim of fattism.
“If I go for an interview, people just roll their eyes when they see me walk in. I want to work but people won’t hire me.
“Why should I change who I am? – a job is about qualifications, not because you look a certain way”
Shortly after the ITV show, Cole was caught stealing $63 of goods, which included included cakes, pastries, biscuits, sandwiches, champagne and soft drinks, from the Sainsbury’s store a mile from her council home.
Cole accepted a police caution for two thefts – one on February 27 after the show and one eight days earlier at the same store.
He’s no longer on the run but now behind bars and this dramatic video from VICE captured the moment John McAfee was arrested by the Guatemala immigration police for entering the country illegally.
In this clip, the software tycoon is seen smoking and talking with his lawyer, Mr. Guerra, before saying that he was headed to “jail”.
Before McAfee’s arrest, he told ABC News in an exclusive interview he would be seeking asylum in Guatemala. attorney, who was confident his client would be released within hours.
“Thank God I am in a place where there is some sanity,” said McAfee, 67, before his arrest. “I chose Guatemala carefully.”
McAfee said that in Guatemala, the locals aren’t surprised when he says the Belizean government is out to kill him.
“Instead of going, ‘You’re crazy,’ they go, ‘Yeah, of course they are,’” he said. “It’s like, finally, I understand people who understand the system here.”
McAfee now faces being sent back to Belize where he is wanted for questioning in connection with the murder of his American neighbour. He eluded police in Belize by dying his hair various colors and donning disguises. But he has been far from silent, blogging about his life as a fugitive on The Hinterland.
We spoke to Harry Dole, the owner of a yacht club community in Belize and a former neighbor of McAfee’s until a few months ago, and Andrea Vanessa Hulihan owner of Belizean Bronze Sun & Skincare Company about McAfee at the end of last month. Check out our exclusive interviews here.
With each of her disturbing antics seemingly hitting a new low, you would think logically that Lindsay Lohan couldn’t sink much further.
But in these all-too-common occurrences and brushes with the law, the trouble-magnet’s behavior just gets worse….and worse.
At this point in time, to say she is spiraling out of control, is an understatement– she is in need of serious professional help.
As new details emerged of her 4am arrest when she punched Tiffany Eve Mitchell in the face at club Avenue in New York (the fight was said to be over Max from British boy band ”The Wanted” who rejected her sloppy drunk advances; she was allegedly high, according to RadarOnline; she spat on the girl; she screamed at the cops), is this free fall into the depths of depravity a serious cry for attention or the sign that psychologically, she has bigger issues that just drug and alcohol abuse?
For normal people, several stints behind bars and countless trips to rehab would have signaled their rock bottom, but for Lohan the pit seems wide, open and gaping.
Richard Taite, founder and CEO of Cliffside MalibuTreatment Center and best-selling author of Ending Addiction for Good, says that Lohan isn’t just a problem to herself, but now possess a risk to others around her.
“She is definitely spiraling out of control,” he tells Celebzter. ”She is continually getting into trouble and any reasonable person can tell she needs help. Given her numerous arrests and convictions, any sober person would be motivated to stop their destructive behavior but addicts don’t think that way.”
“She is walking a slippery slope and if she doesn’t get help soon she will, in all probability, seriously hurt herself or someone else,” he adds.
Having two warring parents is not helping her cause either. Today her dad, Michael, pointed the finger of blame clearly at Dina (she has so far remained mum on her daughter’s latest brush with the law) and Taite thinks that Lohan is sliding into a drug and drink oblivion to block out the dysfunction of her family unit.
“This can typically happen to people when they don’t get their emotional needs met as children. Sometimes, the anger they feel consciously or unconsciously causes them to act out aggressively. To dull the emotional pain they may turn to drugs and alcohol. Lindsay has had so many episodes of this nature that she really needs to get professional, long-term treatment where she will learn to change her lifestyle and habits.”
The question now is, will this girl, who is only 26, and has been given more chances than most people have to reform and clean up her act, get help before it is too late?
What’s a girl to do after her comeback vehicle was universally panned and with legal troubles mounting?
If you’re Lindsay Lohan, you get into a nightclub brawl, allegedly punch a woman in the face at a hot New York club and find yourself arrested– again!
The 26-year-old landed on the wrong side of the law in the early hours of Thursday morning during a night of partying at club Avenue, on 10th Avenue between 17th and 18th Streets in New York.
A NYPD spokesman said the “Liz & Dick” star allegedly exchanged words with a female patron and the confrontation then got physical, police say.
TMZ reports that Lohan, after telling the woman to give her some space, or words to the effect, reportedly punched the woman in the face.
The other woman was not arrested or injured, according to WNBC News and Lohan was arrested and charged with third-degree assault at 4 a.m.
She has since been released from police custody.
And if this latest incident isn’t bad enough from a public relations stand point, it coud also land Lohan back behind bars.
She is on informal probation for removing a necklace from a California jewelry store last year, and could face potential jail time if she is re-arrested.
And, accordingly to TMZ, Lohan will reportedly be charged for lying to police about being behind the wheel during a car accident with a truck on the Pacific Coast Highway in June. She is expected to face a judge in the coming days.
The scene of the crime– Lohan got into fight at hip club Avenue
She certainly isn’t in the running for Mother of the Year!
Melissa Dilan-Hernandez was arrested on Tuesday accused with having sex with a 16-year-old boy. She is 30 and already has three children– and now she is pregnant with her young lover’s child, the Tampa Bay Times reports
Police say that Dilan-Hernandez was having sex with the boy as early as September 2011, when he would have been 16. The boy told police that Dilan-Hernandez is now pregnant. Tests confirmed the baby is his, according to the New Port Richey Police Department report.
After she was arrested, Dilan-Hernandez told police she and the 17-year-old live together as boyfriend and girlfriend and plan on getting married.
Dilan-Hernandez, of New Port Richey, was arrested on a charge of unlawful sexual activity with a minor. She was released from Land O’Lakes jail after posting $10,000 bail.
Speaking of horrific parental figures, a Virginia woman has been arrested with child neglect, possession of heroin, and driving under the influence after a police officer found her slumped over in her car outside a courthouse.
Billie Jolene Warburton, 30, was found passed out over the steering wheel of her car at the Mills E. Godwin, Jr. Courts Building on Monday morning. Her 23-month-old son was found crying in the back seat since he had not been fed since the prior evening.
Suffolk County spokeswoman Diana Klink said that the officer had spotted the woman earlier in another area of the parking lot, where she appeared to be sleeping.
“An officer leaving Court noticed her slumped over the steering wheel of her vehicle with the window open, motor running, and a young child in a car seat in the back seat,’ Mrs Klink said.
“Blood was seen on the center console and fresh injection marks were visible on Ms. Warburton’s arms.”
The officer said Warburton spoke in “slurred speech.”
Slamming three straight Jack Daniels and a beer within the space of 45 minutes, model/actor Arash Durrani began behaving aggressively and inappropriately during a United Airlines flight from Chicago to John Wayne Airport on Tuesday night.
His behavior became so bad, passengers on the flight restrained him with their belts for three hours.
According to David Truong, owner of Mimi’s Jewelry in Fountain Valley, who was onboard the flight, the incident began at 9pm when Durrani began pacing around the plane and started harassing passengers.
“He was inappropriately touching women and aggressively harassing people,” Truong said. “He was walking in and out of the restroom, and at one point I was scared that he may have done something or gotten something in the restroom, so I asked him to sit.”
Fellow passenger, Nona Pitts said Durrani was drinking heavily and would not stop annoying her.
“He grabbed my hair and lifted my head up and said, ‘I want to kiss you,’” Pitts, owner of Salon 5150 in Brea, said in an interview Wednesday.
“Everyone was getting annoyed with him,” she added. “He was completely wasted. He had three straight Jack Daniels and a beer and he was getting another drink.”
Despite warnings from the flight attendants to stay in his seat, Durrani continued with his erratic behavior and passengers were forced to intervene as the children on the flight began to get scared.
Truong said he and other male passengers used their belts to confine him.
“He was unbelievably strong,” Truong said. “I was on his chest and three other guys were holding his arms and legs.”
The passengers held Durrani down for nearly three hours during the four-hour, 15-minute flight.
“You see stuff like this on TV and the news but you never think it’s going to happen to you,” Truong said.”I just know the next time I fly, I’m bringing duct tape.”
FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller said Durrani, 26, will be charged with interference with a flight crew, a federal offense.
The Manhattan chef who claims Lindsay Lohan hit him with her car in the early hours of Wednesday is speaking out and says the actress was drunk at the time.
Hours after the incident, which occurred at 12.30am in an alley between the Maritime and Dream hotels in Chelsea, cook Jose Rodriguez told the New York Daily News that Lohan “smelled like alcohol real bad.”
“She was slurring,” he added.
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told the newspaper that police don’t think Lohan was drunk, BUT no Breathalyzer test was performed.
Lohan was arrested two hours after the 12:30 a.m. incident and was given a desk appearance ticket and released.
Recounting the incident, Rodriguez told the newspaper that he had just left Bottega, a restaurant at the adjacent Maritime, and was walking on the underground ramp when he “saw this car come real quick and hit me.”
“I was in so much pain,” he said. “I fell to the side.”
He says that he questioned Lohan, who he claims to have not recognized as the Mean Girls star, why she clipped him with her Porsche Cayenne.
“She said, ‘You have to get out of the way.’ She told me I have to move.”
“They acted like I was nothing,” he said. “That no one could touch her because she was rich and powerful.”
But her father, Michael Lohan, insists she has done nothing wrong and labeled the incident “a setup.”
And, on this occasion, he may be correct. TMZ are reporting that the surveillance video “ shows the guy… is grossly exaggerating.“
He is also said to be seen sprinting after Lohan.
Though the offence is a misdemeanour, it could trigger a probation violation.