A shocking video of an inebriated Countess Luann de Lesseps telling cops she is going to kill them while being arrested and buckled into a police car has surfaced online.
The footage was filmed by an in-car camera when the Real Housewives of New York star was arrested on Christmas Eve last year in Palm Beach, Florida.
In the video she can be heard protesting, “I’ve done nothing wrong! I’ve done nothing wrong,” before she is taken out of the car, apparently to have her handcuffs adjusted.
From outside of the car she can be heard saying, “Oh my God I’m gonna get you, I’m gonna get you big time, you’re gonna b… so bad, you gonna be so bad. I’ve done nothing wrong and you’re handcuffing me. Guess what?”
Another voice can be heard saying, “What?”
She is then pushed back into the car, and says, “I want my shoes and my bag and my stuff. Stop touching—don’t touch me. I am going to kill you! I’ll kill you! I will kill you! For what? What did I do?”
The video casts light on the severity of the charges against Luann, who holds her “countess” title as a legacy of her marriage to Count Alexandre de Lesseps, whom she divorced in 2009.
She was charged with five crimes, four of which are felonies: battery on a law-enforcement officer, resisting arrest with violence, and two counts of corruption by threat.
She checked into rehab and apologized for her behavior after the incident, saying: “This was my first time in Palm Beach since my wedding and being here brought up buried emotions. I am committed to a transformative and hopeful 2018.”
She intends to fight the charges and has reportedly entered a not-guilty plea.
De Lesseps told The Daily Beast’s Tim Teeman about the arrest and her drinking problem in an exclusive interview this year.
She would not discuss the specifics of the case, but said, “I am praying that they understand and that they can forgive someone who made a big mistake and who was not in the right frame of mind and look at my past record which is of being a nurse, a volunteer for the American Red Cross, being the mother of two children, and normally a woman who gives to society through fundraising and raising money for homeless in New York and the American Cancer Society.
“I do a lot of good. This is the first time that something like this has ever happened to me. So I hope that they see that and choose to understand that and deal with it accordingly.”