Witherspoon pleads no contest, video of drunken arrest posted on Internet
Academy award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon has pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct and paid a US$100 (RM304) fine after she was arrested with her husband following an evening out in Atlanta last month. The deputy solicitor of the Municipal Court of Atlanta, Ronda Graham, said in a statement on Thursday that “the pending criminal matters against Ms. Reese Witherspoon and Mr. Jim Toth have been resolved”.
Toth, 42, entered a guilty plea to drunk driving and received a US$600 fine. He must also complete 40 hours of community service. In a video of the arrest posted on the celebrity website TMZ, Witherspoon is shown accusing the state trooper who arrested her of harassment.
“Do you know my name?” she asks. “You’re about to find out who I am.”
The video was viewed more than 120,000 times on YouTube by yesterday afternoon, and was picked up by other media outlets.