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Reese Witherspoon on Arrest: 'We Know Better'

Reese Witherspoon on Arrest: 'We Know Better'

Reese Witherspoon has given her first public interview since being arrested for disorderly conduct while her husband Jim Toth was arrested for DUI on Thursday (May 2) on Good Morning America in New York City.

“I saw [the cop] arresting my husband and I literally panicked,” the 37-year-old Mud star explained. “I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant. I said all kinds of crazy things.”

“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.”

“I was so disrespectful to him,” Reese admitted about her arresting officer. “I have police officers in my family. I work with police officers every day. I know better. It’s just unacceptable.”

Reese also explained what it was like telling her children, Ava, 13, and Deacon, 8, about the incident. “We have to say when you make a mistake you take responsibility and we are taking responsibility and doing everything in our power to make it right.”

WHAT DO YOU THINK of Reese Witherspoon’s post-arrest interview???

Click inside to watch the interview…

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  • Delilah

    Oops. Who is “NOT” from E! News.

  • Hahahaha

    and the jokes keep coming…..

  • Cherry

    Well, she apologized and took responsibility. Let those of us who never made a mistake criticize. People are so self rightgeous.

  • Suzanne

    If you can’t remember what you said, YOU WERE DRUNK, PERIOD, AND QUITE POSSIBLY HAD A “BLACKOUT” CAUSED BY HAVING TOO MUCH ALCOHOL IN YOUR SYSTEM. If you had more than one glass of wine with dinner, you most likely reached your alcohol blood level.
    You were worried and scared for your husband?…you should have taken a cab home. YOU PLAY A DUMB BLONDE IN YOUR MOVIES. Are you THAT dumb when it comes to drinking and driving?
    I sincerely hope you have to attend DUI Alcohol Classes, and that the judge treats you the same as Joe Public.
    Do you know who I am? Who gives a crap, lady? You both were drunk, and your husband was DRIVING drunk. There is NO SUCH THING AS BEING A LITTLE BUZZED. YOU EITHER ARE SOBER OR DRUNK. PERIOD.
    Why do celebrities think they can drink and drive, use drugs, assault people, and be above the general public?
    I watched your “performance” on one of the talk shows. I don’t believe you were sincere at all.
    You need to serve some mandatory community service time with the police department and see the kind of crap and trouble they have to deal with.
    The police officer should be commended for not being intimidated by you, and for ENFORCING THE LAW, WHICH IS MEANT TO PROTECT PEOPLE INNOCENT PEOPLE DRIVING ON THE ROAD WITH DRUNKS.

  • Christy

    I think she did a nice job owning up to her mistake and taking responsibility for poor judgement. Reese sounded very sincere to me and honest. Maybe her true self did come out when she was drunk but who hasn’t been a jerk when they are drunk? Hopefully she doesn’t think she’s entitled to get a free pass bc she is famous. Bottom line there is no excuse for driving drunk and disrespecting anyone ever. I doubt she will make the mistake again.

  • Brea

    Suzanne take a pill.

  • Ohboy

    Nobody is saying she “owes” us an apology. I would have actually preferred it if she didn’t apologize, because this was one half-as*ed, insincere apology. What she needs to work on is her drinking problem. I’m thinking this is not the first time these two have driven druck. Probably the first time they’ve been caught, unless of course, she pulled her I’m Reese Witherspoon card before, and somehow evaded the law.

  • Ohboy

    The real personality comes out when people drink. That was the real her, and she couldn’t control it. Thankfully there was a cop to witness it, and write it down. This was the real her, the do you know who I am, you’re gonna get in trouble for getting me in trouble. She wasn’t scared for her husband, that’s bs. She was scared her reputation was going to get ruined. The being scared for her husband bit, is her ploy/attempt at making her relatable to all the other women/wives out there. She’s trying to play the oh so protective wife. BS. I hope her career sinks after this. But since it’s Hollyweird, it might even soar.

  • Ohboy

    Her eyes are darting all over the place. Biggest sign of someone who’s lying or trying to evade something.

  • Alaia

    Could care less about this story, just lucky her husband didn’t kill anybody.

    That being said, she looks much better with darker hair.

  • Nadine

    Maybe she is a drunken bitch and maybe she isn’t but at the end of the day, she’s an actress. That’s it. Don’t go see her movies and then some of your lives on here may be happier, because some of these comments are completely nutso.

    Somebody’s commenting on her saying “our kids” and implying she wants us to forget she was married before…I mean, what are you talking about?

    This is the real her? As opposed to what? You don’t know her….

  • ABC

    The most embarrassing celeb incident with the best cocressponding apology was HUGH GRANT and the DIVINE BROWN INCIDENT. He went on talk shows, looked sheepish, and made fun of himself and sounded genuine rather than just placating. Great PR lesson!

  • so judgemental

    Where is that crazy poster that trolled all the previous threads about this incident calling cops thugs and saying no one should respect officers and that the cop was at fault here? Reese just told you to shut it.

    “I am so sorry,” she added. “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.”

  • ..

    I think it is fairly safe to say that behind the bubblegum facade, lies an egotistical, nasty piece of work who got caught. Being dealt a humbling lesson and taking responsibility for her mistakes is a positive step though.

  • JjO

    The Atlanta policeman who arrested these two nasty drunks, deserves a Medal of Valour.

  • yep

    I am glad Reese is apologizing not just for herself but as an example to her children. When you do wrong you own it and try to make it right. She can’t go back so you go to court admit your guilt just like she did. Keep moving forward Reese, haters will always hate.

  • maya

    Reese take responsibility? She’s just looking after her image. The level of arrogance she displayed is the real reflection of her personality. ugh!

  • essie

    just watched the dash cam at tmz, I had to laugh she was so hammered.. her ‘do u know who i am’ wasn’t snarky, she was just so out of it… I actually feel sorry for her because she will have to live with that for the rest of her life.. don’t think any PR or damage control will fix her image

  • evie

    She is so not herself in that interview. But I will always love her the same, no matter what!

  • rea

    Geez, some of you are so weird! You are talking about her like you personally know her and crap. Like true hatred for her…
    Of course some of this is to repair her image, what’s so awful about that? It’s common sense that if you make your living off of people liking you and supporting your work, that you have to try and stay in good graces. Actors, politicians, famous athletes,etc. all do it. And if any of you were any of those things, and got into trouble, you would be doing what you had to do to try and repair your image too. Why is that Soooooooooooo appalling? It’s the nature of the business.
    Also, I sincerely doubt her & her husband make a habit of driving all over town drunk all the time and they finally just got caught. People with real drug/alcohol problems have a pattern of destructive behavior, and this is the first time, in all the year’s Reese has been famous that we have ever heard anything like this happening. Pretty sure it was just an extremely dumb mistake that she really does regret. Lastly, for anyone who thinks you can’t say stuff you don’t really mean when your drunk has obviously never been drunk. It’s incredibly common for drunk people to become far more sloppy & obnoxious in their altered states then they are in real life. I hardly think the truest representation of one’s self come out with mass alcohol consumption.

  • The Bird

    Uh, no @rea, not the first driving around drunk or acting like entitled
    as sholes! FIRST time they couldn’t sweep it under the rug! And she is truly a c unt!

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  • Setra

    I thought this was an interesting interview and I thought she handled it quite well. It was also great to hear from her about her new film, Mud. I’m glad I didn’t miss this even though I was at work at DISH when it aired. I had my DISH Hopper set up to record it so when I played it back was able to pause, while cooking dinner, and pick up watching right where I left off on any TV in my house. This made cooking much more entertaining.

  • The Wicked Witch of The South

    Why do ALL evil witches have prominent, pointy chins??

  • Mike

    hey…thats what you’re supposed to do..and lets face it ..It’s damn near impossible to admit you were wrong about anything..This wasn’t just anything ..this was headline news ..and I thought what a dumb ….. I watched it and…you know what..she showed us all how it should be done..I hope I learned something from it

  • katy

    The problem is not that Reese made a mistake and then apologized for the sake of her image. The problem is her arrogance which came out when she was drunk (as it usually does) and what she has been known for a long time before this incident.

  • Chelsea

    I feel for her, arrested for getting out of the car is so crazy. Hubby could of stopped her from being so worried…hope he spent the week in the dog-house!

  • A Cheat!

    Liar liar pants on fire. She lies she is pregnant to get away with a crime. A narcissistic pig! She is just like her stupid friend Jennifer Aniston who has their PRs saying they are “America’s Sweetheart”. Yeah right. Both women are drunken old horses and lie all the time. Nobody will ever watch their movies or anything about them. Real america’s sweetheart is not found in HW. They should have kept Reese in jail for months. Shows what kind of an ahole mother she is. Fall off the cliff already!

  • Ash

    All they had to do was smoke some weed. This is what alcohol does to people.

  • see

    ”we know better”
    that’s a good excuse
    the famous girl who is supposed to go to rehab now can use it too
    ”I know better”
    it’s enough to say it once
    and all is forgiven
    yeah, because they’re better than us, other people who ditch rehab and argue with the police officers, they don’t know better
    remember that

  • American Horror

    Too late. People hate you even more now betch. Next time you drink, dont be cheap and get a driver!

  • rea

    @The Bird:

    I assume you met her before right? Since you know her personally & think she is a c*nt? This is exactly the kind of crazy stuff I was talking about, people like you with such strong negative feelings about someone they never ever met. It’s okay not to like her movies, or think “she seems like she’s phony ” But saying things like she’s an entitled c*nt when you never even met her is just plain weird….

  • DirtNasty

    Lesson to be learned from the r-tards posting here…Get drunk. Drive. Be famous. Lie to police. Look like a lying cunt. Everything will go OKAY.

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Fine to see her again! She looks beautiful!
    And she apologized the best way she can!
    I think that´s OK! I will still love her!

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    @American Horror:
    I tell you what American Horror is:
    American Horror is, when a 5 year old boy shoots his 2 years old sister to death because of special guns for kids!

  • mila



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  • mila



  • PrimaDiva

    Leave her alone people. Every one of you have slipped up so stop throwing stones. Bunch of idiots..

  • Adel

    people make mistakes, we learn from them..we are all human, so just leave it aside and move on.. YOLO hahah

  • aha

    This woman is snobbish.

  • Pattycake

    @rea: How do you know who The Bird does and doesn’t personally know? I can tell that you don’t now The Bird or you’d take heed at what he says about this particular woman.

  • Jam

    Wow. All you people pointing fingers and calling her a liar and this and that and all the other nonsense you’re spewing. Please. Like you all are perfect in every single way. I bet you, if you haven’t had one too many and driven yourself, someone you love and admire has. Do you point the finger then? And truly, she doesn’t owe YOU an apology at all, in my opinion. I highly doubt each and every one of you hasn’t lied at some time or another in your life. Get over it and yourselves.

  • Twinkie

    STFU @Jam!
    If you read the thread, most don’t give a shit about her fake, phony, scripted whoa is me crap!
    So WTF? Are you, grape, strawberry, peach, marmalade? What?

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    STFU @Twinkie! Who gives a f*ck about a thread?! Lol !!!

  • KissThis

    People blew this WAY out of proportion. They just like to see a celebrity in trouble. People like to keep it going and watch someone else fall. Like none of you have ever made a mistake? That’s all this was and she OWNED UP TO IT. Reese didn’t have to apologize to anyone really, but she did because she’s a decent human being. So it’s done, it’s over. Move on and leave her alone.

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    @ The Bird: You need a birdcage! Together with MnL !!! Lol !

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    Reese apologized for the “words” she spoke to the officer. ( The “words” she spoke under alcohol & because she was frithtened of the Snake-lines)
    To apologize was a “must”. If she had not apologized, then more people would have called “that” (= to do no apologize) a reason to “demonize” her.
    But you´re right, KissThis. It was just a single mistake. Nothing more.
    Jim made a greater mistake than Reese, I think. But he is responsible for himself. And for sure, he will do not make the same mistake twice!
    So, everything is OK!

  • bb53

    The only thing I don’t like about her statements is she keeps saying she had “one too many glasses of wine”. Reese, you had TEN too many!

  • cljoyner

    More drunk drivers who make the roads dangerous for the rest of us. Not sorry, she believes she is above the law…total disrespect for the people who try to keep these drunks from killing us on the road. Done with her!

  • Dirk_Reese-Fan

    You are exaggerating massively! 10 glasses of wine too much? Ridiculous!
    If she had have 10 glasses of wine too much – concerning her weight and that she is a woman – she would have used her legs and her arms together to move on the street – like a drunken Cat !!! (if she would have not fallen into a coma) 2 glasses , maximum 3 absolute, not more, I think.
    I think, that Reese knows, that alcohol can develop to a dangerous drug.
    Alcohol, C2H5(OH) (Ethanol), a poison for all cells of the body, especially for the brain and the liver, if you drink too much)
    (And Reese knows this, too!)