Countess Luann de Lesseps was taken into custody following an alleged probation violation on Thursday and was later released, according to court documents.

“The reports have not been accurate so I’m glad the judge was understanding after being made aware of the facts,” said de Lesseps. “I look forward to completing the last couple months of probation and getting this entire situation behind me and moving on with my life.”

The Florida Department of Corrections accused de Lesseps of not taking her probation seriously after she had an alcohol test in April. She admitted to drinking two mimosas after a performance in Chicago, and refused to enroll in an outpatient treatment program or be fitted with an alcohol ankle monitoring device.

“I take my sobriety very seriously and like many in my situation, it is a daily struggle,”  de Lesseps said in a statement. “I remain committed to doing whatever it takes to continue living a healthy sober lifestyle.”


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The Real Housewives of New York star was ordered back to court over the matter and said she’s “looking forward to her day in court to present evidence clarifying these allegations.”


De Lesseps’ probation came as a result of an incident where she attacked a police officer while intoxicated in 2017. She avoided jail time by striking a plea deal and has checked herself into rehab for the second time.

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