Video footage leaked of Reese Witherspoon arrest
Published 03/05/2013 | 10:06
Video footage has emerged of Hollywood A-Lister Reese Witherspoon being handcuffed and arrested.
The Legally Blonde actress who got into a confrontation with a police officer on April 19th, can be heard clearly arguing with the law official in Atlanta Georgia.
After repeated requests from the police officer and her husband to stay quiet, Reese fails to keep quiet and ends up being handcuffed.
During the course of events, the Oscar winning actress attempts to intervene after her husband Jim is handcuffed after failing a sobriety test.
She is told to remain in the car but it appears Reese can’t control herself, in the video footage released by celebrity news site TMZ.
'I'm pregnant and I need to use the restroom,' she can be heard saying to the officer.
Upon being handcuffed Reese accuses the police man of harassment.
'I'm a U.S. citizen... I'm allowed to stand on American ground and ask any question I want to ask,' she screams. 'You're harassing me as an American citizen. You better not arrest me.'
After she was removed from the scene, Reese’s husband Jim Toth can be heard telling the officer, “'I'm sorry. I had absolutely nothing to do with that,'
Mum of three Reese pleaded 'no contest' to charges stemming from her disorderly conduct arrest two weeks ago.
The actress was not in the Atlanta court to hear her lawyer Bruce Morris enter the plea on Thursday.
She was ordered to pay a $213 fine on the charge of 'physical obstruction of another”.
However, Toth was in court to enter a guilty plea for driving under the influence.
Toth was not given any jail time but instead recieved 40 hours of community service and must attend an alcohol education programme.
Speaking on Good Morning America this week Reese explained:“We went out to dinner in Atlanta and we had one too many glasses of wine.”
“We thought we were fine to drive and we absolutely were not. We know better and we shouldn’t have done that.”
Reese said she “panicked” when she saw a police officer writing up Toth — “I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant.
“I said all kinds of crazy things” — and expressed remorse over the way she treated the law enforcer: “I was so disrespectful to him. I have police officers in my family. I work with police officers every day. I know better. It’s just unacceptable.”