May 3, 2013

Witherspoon pleads no contest, pays $100 fine

The Associated Press

ATLANTA - Reese Witherspoon pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge and paid a $100 fine for berating a state trooper in Atlanta while her husband was given a sobriety test.

GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS, REESE WITHERSPOON
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Actress Reese Witherspoon appears on “Good Morning America” on Thursday.

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Reese Witherspoon recalls that she panicked and said "crazy things" the night she was arrested in Atlanta on a disorderly conduct charge.

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The exchange was caught on a dashboard camera after the usually squeaky-clean Hollywood star had what she called "one too many" glasses of wine.

The video, which was first obtained by TMZ and publicly released by authorities Friday, shows Witherspoon asking the Georgia state trooper after she was placed in custody, "Do you know my name?" and then adding, "You're about to find out who I am."

Witherspoon's exchange with the trooper had already been outlined in a police report, but the video offered a rare glimpse at the actress unfiltered. Witherspoon, an Oscar-winning actress who has built a wholesome professional image, apologized shortly after her arrest, saying she was "deeply embarrassed."

Municipal Court of Atlanta Deputy Solicitor Ronda Graham said in a statement that Witherspoon entered the plea and paid the fine, resolving the case.

During an interview with ABC's "Good Morning America" on Thursday, Witherspoon said she panicked and said "all kinds of crazy things," including falsely claiming that she was pregnant.

Lohan spends only minutes at rehab facility

LOS ANGELES - Lindsay Lohan's whereabouts were unknown Thursday, hours after her attorney told a judge that she had checked into a rehab facility, only to later learn that she apparently never checked in for treatment.

A state official said the rehab facility is not licensed to perform the type of restrictive in-patient treatment that a judge sentenced her to undergo.

A prosecutor said Lohan was apparently in violation of her probation after spending only a few minutes at Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach. Santa Monica Chief Deputy City Attorney Terry White said he was "completely blindsided."

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