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Luann de Lesseps Strikes Plea Deal in Police Battery Case, Avoids Jail

By TheBlast Staff

Real Housewives of New York” star Luann de Lesseps will not have to do any jail time for her arrest for allegedly punching a cop last year.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, de Lesseps struck a deal where she entered a guilty plea to three counts: battery, trespassing, and disorderly intoxication.

The deal calls 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 she pays for.

She was also ordered to write a letter of apology to Deputy Steven O’Leary (which she already satisfied).

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.

Shortly after her arrest, Luann de Lesseps announced she was seeking treatment for issues relating to alcohol.

“After the events of last Saturday night in Palm Beach, I am truly embarrassed,” de Lesseps said in a statement. “I have decided to seek professional guidance and will be voluntarily checking into an alcohol treatment center. I intend to turn this unfortunate incident into a positive life-changing event. Once again, I sincerely apologize for my actions. I have the greatest respect for police officers and the job they do. My actions alleged in the police report do not reflect my core values and my law-abiding character.”

She concluded, “I am so grateful for the love and support that I am receiving from my family, friends and loyal supporters.”

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