Luann de Lesseps is fighting back after being accused of violating her probation twice.
The Real Housewives of New York City star is requesting evidence from a Palm Beach County, Florida, judge of her alleged failed alcohol test.
Court documents obtained by The Blast show that Luann, 54, wants copies of prosecutor’s evidence, such as police reports, witness statements, testimonies in the case as well as ‘results of physical or mental examinations and of specific tests, experiments or comparisons.’
Wanting proof: Luann de Lesseps is demanding prosecutors turn over evidence against her that she violated her probation terms
The reality star is due back in court on Thursday for a hearing in the ongoing case.
It was reported earlier this month that the Bravo star was in trouble for drinking a couple of mimosas – the popular brunch cocktail made of champagne and orange juice.
The Housewife formerly known as The Countess was forbidden to consume alcohol based on the terms of her probation, stemming from a 2017 drunk and disorderly incident in Palm Beach, Florida.
Last month Luann had admitted to her probation officer that she indulged in ‘two glasses of mimosas’ following one of her recent cabaret shows in Chicago.
She was swiftly handed a court date for violating her terms.
Legal trouble: It was reported earlier this month that the Bravo star was in trouble for drinking a couple of mimosas. She is forbidden from consuming alcohol for a year based on the terms of her probation stemming from a 2017 drunk and disorderly incident in Palm Beach, Florida
According to a violation report from the Florida department of corrections de Lesseps was first given a ‘breath test’, which she failed, by her New York probation officer on April 21. She admitted to drinking two days later during an April 23 meeting.
According to the probation terms stemming from her 2017 arrest, she was supposed to stay free from alcohol for a whole year.
Two months ago Luann was also found in violation of probation for ‘failing to attend two AA meetings per week as directed by the court.’ The legal papers show that the Connecticut native only has documentation for attending a total of five AA meetings.
When her probation officer recommended that she enroll in treatment or wear an ankle monitor, she dismissed both suggestions, saying she was too busy ‘with her touring schedule’ to do inpatient treatment while also claiming an alcohol ankle monitor was too ‘intrusive.’
Mug shot: In July 2018 she agreed to a plea deal to the misdemeanor charges of battery, disorderly intoxication and trespassing
Violation: According to a violation report from the Florida department of corrections Lesseps was first given a ‘breath test’, which she failed, by her New York probation officer on April 21
Against the terms: The legal papers show that the Connecticut native only has documentation for attending a total of five AA meetings
‘The subject has not made herself an active participant in her rehabilitation and shows signs of denial that she has a sobriety issue,’ her probation officer went on to note in their violation report.
Further documents reveal that the star is due in court May 23 2019 at 8:30AM. If she fails to appear in court, a warrant will be issued for her arrest.
And since the original crime occurred in Palm Beach, Florida, she’ll be required to travel to the Sunshine State for her court appearance.
Sources claimed earlier this month that Luann was ‘not taking probation seriously.’
Time in court: Further documents reveal that the star is due in court May 23 2019 at 8:30AM
But she clapped back while talking to Page Six, telling the tabloid: ‘I take my sobriety very seriously and like many in my situation, it is a daily struggle. I remain committed to doing whatever it takes to continue living a healthy sober lifestyle.’
The mother-of-two – who lost her Countess title when she married Tom D’Agostino Jr. for eight months in December 2016 – had been under supervision for six months, and is also supposed to complete community service but has only done half of her required time.
She was charged with disorderly intoxication, resisting arrest, battery of an officer and making threats against a public servant after a wild night in Palm Beach, Florida following the demise of her relationship with Tom.
In addition, Luann was charged with a third-degree felony before entering an alcohol treatment program in January 2018.
She settled the arrest in July when she agreed to plead guilty to the misdemeanor charges of battery, disorderly intoxication and trespassing.