An intoxicated Dallas woman on a first date with a prominent Houston trial lawyer with ties to President Donald Trump caused at least $300,000 in damage to his art collection, including two Andy Warhol paintings, according to police.
Lindy Lou Layman, 29, was arrested on Christmas Eve on charges of criminal mischief after her disastrous rendezvous with Anthony Buzbee. She was released on $30,000 bond on Christmas Day.
Prosecutors say Buzbee told investigators that Layman, a freelance court reporter by trade, got too drunk on their date, so he called her an Uber after they returned to his $9million mansion in River Oaks.
First date from hell: Lindy Lou Layman, 29 (left) is accused of getting drunk and destroying several artworks – including two Andy Warhols – belonging to her date, Houston attorney Anthony Buzbee (right)
Trashed masterpieces: Three original paintings and two abstract sculptures were destroyed at the multi-million dollar mansion, Buzbee told police
Friends in VERY high places: Buzbee (right) is pictured in the summer of 2016 alongisde then-candidate Donald Trump and former Texas Governor Rick Perry (left)
She allegedly refused to leave and hid inside the sprawling estate, and that when Buzbee found her and called a second Uber for her, Layman turned aggressive and allegedly took out her rage on Buzbee’s high-priced art collection.
Layman (pictured in mugshot) was arrested on Christmas Eve on criminal mischief charges
Authorities say she tore down several paintings from the walls and poured red wine on three of them, and she hurled across the room a pair of $20,000 abstract sculptures, shattering both.
The damaged Warhol paintings were each valued at $500,000, putting the total cost of damage at $1.5million, although the charging documents state the damage to the artwork was ‘$300,000 or greater,’ reported Houston Chronicle.
Buzbee is best known for successfully defending former Texas Governor Rick Perry in an abuse-of-power case, according to the paper.
In June 2016, he hosted a fundraiser for then-presidential candidate Trump.
But he is said to have ‘completely’ done with the candidacy after the infamous Access Hollywood tape surfaced of Trump bragging about grabbing women by the p***y.
Buzbee claimed in October 2016 that he was planning to write in veteran Dan Moran on his election ballot.
Layman, a freelance court reporter, was taken to Harris County jail where she was then released after posting a bond of $30,000
Buzbee last year hosted a fundraiser for Trump. Pictured: the high-powered lawyer and Donald Trump Jr
But it appears that the attorney and the 45th president of the United States eventually patched things up, so much so that Buzbee donated $500,000 to Trump’s inauguration committee, reported Law.com.
His large mansion in suburban Houston is listed at a whopping $9,405,588, according to Har.com. Its original listing price in 2013 was $14million.
It features six bedrooms and eight full bathrooms and covers 11,813 square feet.
Buzbee is known for successfully defending former Texas Governor Rick Perry in an abuse-of-power case, according to the Houston Chronicle
The large mansion is listed at a whopping $9,405,588, according to Har.com