Reese Witherspoon Apologizes After Arrest with Husband

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Reese Witherspoon issued an apology on Sunday after she and her husband, agent Jim Toth, were arrested on Friday in an Atlanta for DUI and disorderly conduct:

"I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said. It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that is no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job. The words I used that night definitely do not reflect who I am. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior."

Toth blew a .139 on a breathalyzer while Witherspoon argued with the officer, got out of the car several times after being told to stay in, and told the officer, "Do you know my name? You're about to find out who I am. You're about to be on national news."

The couple appeared at a premiere for "Mud" at NY's MoMa on Sunday night.

Comments

  1. bambinoitaliano says

    Oh Reese, unless you are Linsey Lohan or Charlie Sheen, being on national news for negative press will not work in your favor.

  2. Nat says

    Par for the course. She’s always had a reputation for being incredibly rude and stuck-up.

    Kevin Smith has an atrocious story of Witherspoon’s behaviour towards Joey Lauren Adams when her and Adams were competing for the same role. Witherspoon got the role, and Adams graciously went to congratulate her at a party. Witherspoon sneered and walked away.

  3. Audi-owner says

    If you don’t know who Reese Witherspoon is,you must be living under a rock and or in a dark/isolated cave. Something I’d always assume from most readers here,given their bitchy,hateful,arrogant comments on pretty much every post. Atleast she’s taking responsibility and apologized to the public.

  4. Houndentenor says

    Yes, she was wrong. But she apologized. Read it. That’s an actual admission that she was wrong and a genuine apology. It’s so rare to hear one of those these days, especially from anyone famous. No one “misunderstood what she said” or “took her words out of context”. She acknowledges that she shouldn’t have said them at all. Celebrities, politicians and everyone else: take note. This is how it’s done.

  5. sean says

    I hate when people make an apology and say that their comments do not reflect who they truly are. She should be embarrassed more than just due to her behavior. She should be embarrassed that she rode in and allowed her husband to operate a car that he should not have been operating. Drunk drivers are disgustingly selfish people. I wish there were mandatory minimums for first time offenders irregardless of the damage they cause or dont cause.

  6. Gigi says

    I used to work in a high end restaurant. I can’t even remember how many people asked “Do you know who I am?” If you have to ask you’re no big deal. To her credit, the night that I served Jennifer Connelly and refused her umpteen requests for menu rewrites and puréed vegetables for her baby, when her sister tried with the “Do you know…” she stopped her and said, “That’s fine. Sorry for being difficult.” It wasn’t until she and her family left the restaurant that a co-worker told me who she was. The entire group were dressed like Hillbillies. How was I to know?

  7. says

    AMEN to Gigi. I was more saddened by the “Do you know who I am” comment than anything else- that’s just so ‘egopathetic’…but I still like her.

  8. Zeta says

    That apology is as much crap as the LSU player’s apology this weekend. Please don’t tell me you guys are that easy.

    It’s already reported elsewhere that her publicist is trying to say the cop lied in his report of the incident, by claiming she really said “Don’t you have to have my name?” instead of “Don’t you know who I am?”

  9. David Hearne says

    Jeeze Karen, even I know who Reese Witherspoon is. But since we’re on the subject, would someone please euthanize the Kardashians?

  10. Em Jay says

    Ryan (as in Phillippe), now I can see why things didn’t work out between Reese and you. So, Gwyneth Paltrow is the most hated celebrity in Hollywood…? Methinks Reese realizes by her pro-forma apology that her likeability quotient may take a dive in future casting opportunities.

  11. Em Jay says

    Ryan (as in Phillippe), now I can see why things didn’t work out between Reese and you. So, Gwyneth Paltrow is the most hated celebrity in Hollywood…? Methinks Reese realizes by her pro-forma apology that her likeability quotient may take a dive in future casting opportunities.

  12. Mitch says

    Alcohol brings out ‘the real you’ in many people. I think the “Do you know my name?” comment reveals exactly who you are. A sober apology won’t hide the revelation that you think you are better than the rest of us and operate with a sense of entitlement.

  13. Caliban says

    Outside of her “America’s Sweetheart” public image, Reese Witherspoon is a well-known snatch of the first order, b*tchy, rude, and demanding. A lot of her co-stars and directors are gloating over this story today.

    The apology is nothing but damage control for her image.

  14. AJ says

    @GIGI: I absolutely love to hear stuff like that. I have always heard that Jennifer Connelly is a class act in every way. Makes me love her even more.

  15. BobC562 says

    “If you don’t know who Reese Witherspoon is,you must be living under a rock and or in a dark/isolated cave. Something I’d always assume from most readers here,given their … arrogant comments on pretty much every post.” This from somebody named “Audi -owner” who clearly misses the irony.

  16. surroundedBYidiots says

    Critical Thinking 101: Where did you get your education? Alcohol doesn’t bring out the real you, it removes filters–much like dementia. If alcohol was a truth serum we wouldn’t need courts–just a couple of 40’s & an recording device. Gimme a break! I need a Reece’s!

  17. Gabe R L says

    Gigi, you sound like a really difficult and judgmental person. Do people have to be dressed to the nines if they are famous? And Bragging about the incident, how common.