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'Real Housewife' Luann de Lesseps completes probation

Luann de Lesseps attends the premiere screening of

Luann de Lesseps attends the premiere screening of FX's "Fosse/Verdon" on April 8 in Manhattan. Photo Credit: AP / Invision / Evan Agostini

Luann de Lesseps of "The Real Housewives of New York City" has completed probation for her conviction on charges stemming from her drunken Florida rampage in December 2017.  

"The maximum expiration date of Luann de Lesseps' probation period expires today, August 28, 2019," the New York City Department of Probation said in a statement Wednesday, adding that it "will inform Florida as legally required."

De Lesseps, 54, whose homes include a beach house in Sag Harbor, announced on social media Wednesday without giving details, "I'm happy to say after a long difficult year I've made it through! I'm humbled and grateful for this life lesson and ready to put the past behind me and move on with my life. Wish me luck! Thank you for your undying support over the years!"

Jackie Goldschneider of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" and Gretchen Rossi, formerly of "The Real Housewives of Orange County," offered supportive comments on the Instagram version of de Lesseps' message.

De Lesseps had been arrested in Palm Beach, Florida, on Dec. 23, 2017, during an altercation in which she had barricaded herself in the bathroom, allegedly shoved one police officer and slammed a door on another, and was caught on video screaming she would kill police. She was formally charged the following month with a felony count of resisting an officer with violence and two misdemeanors including disorderly intoxication.

A plea deal in July 2018 allowed her to avoid up to 26 months in jail on the various counts. She violated probation on that conviction, however, pleading guilty in Florida this past May after conceding she had drunk two mimosas, a cocktail of sparkling wine and orange juice, after a performance of her cabaret show in Chicago on April 20.

The reality-TV star avoided jail by accepting modified probation terms that according to court records cited by included psychiatric treatment and Antabuse medication, referring to the brand name for disulfiram, an alcohol-antagonist drug. She was fined $100 in court costs and released.


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