"Real Housewives of New York" star Luann de Lesseps was taken back into custody but won't see the inside of a jail cell, despite violating her probation stemming from her 2017 arrest.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the reality star admitted to violating her probation in court but the judge opted to reinstate her probation with additional terms attached.
The judge ordered that de Lesseps now has to undergo both weekly telephonic counseling sessions, as well as monthly in-person psychiatric sessions. She was also ordered to take medicine to treat alcoholism and she must maintain a Soberlink breathalyzer monitoring device in her car.
All of the original terms of her probation remain in effect.
Last month, the reality star’s probation officer accused de Lesseps of failing an alcohol test on April 21. She allegedly admitted to her probation officer that she had consumed two mimosas after a performance in Chicago.
As part of her probation stemming from her 2017 arrest for allegedly kicking a cop, de Lesseps was required to attend two AA meetings per week. But according to the Violation Report, “Since being placed on supervision only a total of 5 AA Meetings have been submitted to the state of Florida.”
The officer went on to recommend “that the subject’s probation is reinstated and modified to the following: ordered to complete a 4-week outpatient treatment and she is fitted with an alcohol ankle monitoring device.”
In July 2018, Luann de Lesseps struck a deal where she entered a guilty plea to three counts: battery, trespassing, and disorderly intoxication.
The deal called for de Lesseps to get one year of probation, pay fines, perform 50 hours of community service, attend two AA meetings per week, have no possession or consumption of alcohol or illegal drugs and random drug testing paid for by her.
The “RHONY” star was facing up to one year in jail for the battery, one year for trespassing and 60 days for the disorderly intoxication charge.
As The Blast previously reported, the reality star was charged with felony battery on an officer, disorderly intoxication, and resisting an arrest with violence. De Lesseps allegedly kicked a police officer during the ordeal.