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According to a report in Variety, Witherspoon got feisty with an officer after her agent husband, Jim Toth, was pulled over on suspicion for drunk driving. He was swerving between lanes, allegedly.
“Mrs. Witherspoon began to hang out the window and say that she did not believe that I was a real police officer,” the report states. “I told Mrs. Witherspoon to sit on her butt and be quiet.” (Side note: How sassy, Mr. Officer.)
This comment apparently didn't go over so well. The actress' response? "Do you know my name? You're about to find out who I am." It didn't end there. "You are going to be on national news," she continued. Yup, she pulled a celebrity Trump card.
Clearly he never got the memo that the famous blonde is now legally brunette—although, we're sure everyone's up to date on her current hair sitch now. Especially after this, her mug shot.
If we've learned anything from her legal debacles, though, Elle Woods Witherspoon is resilient. Not even 48 hours after getting locked in slammer, she showed up on the red carpet in New York City—wearing a fitted black Saint Laurent sheath—albeit, nowhere near as smiley as normal.
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She later said in an official statement:
"Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now. But I do want to say, 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. I have nothing but respect for the police and I'm very sorry for my behavior."
Is that enough to forgive her? You tell us.
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