Reese Witherspoon might be in danger of loosing her “America’s Sweetheart” crown. Both she and her husband were arrested in Georgia over the weekend after party where both had imbibed a couple of drinks.
Witherspoon’s Hollywood agent husband, Jim Toth, was pulled over in Atlanta on Friday night for weaving in and out of lanes and was in the process of being arrested for a DUI when Reese got a little antsy. She was told multiple times by officers to remain seated in the car, but she became belligerent towards officers, pulling the old Hollywood “Don’t you know who I am?” drama card.
According to Huffington Post, the police report filed by the arresting officer 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.’… Mrs. Witherspoon also stated, ‘You’re going to be on national news.’ I advised Mrs. Witherspoon that was fine.”
Both Reese and her husband were booked and released shortly thereafter, and they were able to make it to New York for Sunday night’s red carpet premiere for her film Mud, with Matthew McConaughey. She did, however, release a statement Sunday night regarding her arrest.
From TMZ, “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. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I am very sorry for my behavior.”