Luann de Lesseps was ordered to appear in a West Palm Beach courtroom for a probation violation hearing on May 23, per court documents obtained by Page Six on Tuesday.
“I am looking forward to my day in court to present evidence clarifying these allegations,” she told us in a statement.
The “Real Housewives of New York” star’s Florida based probation officer first accused her of not taking her probation seriously last week after de Lesseps, 53, admitted to her New York probation officer that she drank “2 glasses of mimosas after a performance she had in Chicago.”
The “Countess and Friends” star was told she could immediately enroll in outpatient treatment” after she failed her required test but she “declined due to her touring schedule,” the court documents stated. She also said that an alcohol ankle monitor was “too intrusive” for her lifestyle.
She was ordered to refrain from alcohol as part of her 12-month probation period stemming from her Christmas Eve 2017 arrest for assaulting and threatening to kill officers in a drunken rage. She struck a plea deal in the case in August of that year after she attended rehab in lieu of the “RHONY” Season 10 reunion, with the period being scheduled to end on Aug. 28 of this year.
A source close to the reality star previously told us that she completed the community service requirement and the M.A.D.D. course requirement as part of the plea deal, and we’re told that she continues to go to AA meetings on a regular basis as well.
De Lesseps checked herself back into rehab just months later after her children, Victoria and Noel, filed a suit against her to stop her from selling their Sag Harbor home. They dropped their case last month.
“I take my sobriety very seriously and like many in my situation, it is a daily struggle,” de Lesseps told us in a statement after she was accused of not taking her probation seriously. “I remain committed to doing whatever it takes to continue living a healthy sober lifestyle.”
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