REESE WITHERSPOON: Arrested for Disorderly Conduct

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Atlanta police must not be Legally Blonde fans. Reese Witherspoon tried to pull the celebrity card while her husband was getting arrested for DUI Friday, telling the officer, “Do you know my name?” The officer replied, “No, I don’t need to know your name.” Reese wouldn’t let it go, saying, “You’re about to find out who I am… You are going to be on national news.” As a result, Reese was arrested and briefly jailed on a disorderly conduct charge. Her husband, agent Jim Toth, is facing a DUI charge after driving in the wrong lane.

On Sunday night, Reese issued an apology that said, “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. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that was no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. I have nothing but respect for the police and I am very sorry for my behavior.”

Yikes, a little bit of a black eye for “America’s Sweetheart.” But, she’ll recover. She handled her apology with dignity.

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