Reese Witherspoon reflects on her ’embarrassing and dumb’ 2013 arrest for disorderly conduct …but admits she is ‘just a human being’
It has been nearly seven years since Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth, 50, were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia under suspicion of driving while intoxicated.
And the 44-year-old actress opened up about the moment she deemed as ’embarrassing and dumb’ during her appearance on Thursday’s episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil.
‘But, you know what — [it] turns out I breathe air. I bleed the same way. I make dumb decisions. I make great decisions. I’m just a human being,’ said Witherspoon.
Reflecting: Reese Witherspoon opened up about her ’embarassing and dumb’ arrest in 2013 during her appearance on Thursday’s episode of I Weigh with Jameela Jamil; Witherspoon pictured in January
She continued: ‘We’re all just the same as each other and we’re all trying to find what our special skills are. My special skill is storytelling but that doesn’t mean I’m a special person.
‘But I did something really stupid. Talent doesn’t make you a good person. But a big value in my family was, ‘Are you a good person?”
On the night of her and Toth’s arrest, Reese infamously resisted police officer orders, exited her vehicle, and was later charged with disorderly conduct.
A video of the altercation between Witherspoon and the on-duty officer was later obtained, uploaded onto the internet, and showcased across the websites of various news outlets.
Shortly after, Reese released a statement acknowledging her wrongdoings and expressing her sincere regret over the incident.
Whoops: On the night of her and husband Jim Toth’s arrest, Reese infamously resisted police officer orders, exited her vehicle, and was later charged with disorderly conduct; Reese pictured on April 22, 2013
‘Out of respect for the ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now,’ said Reese in the statement obtained by People.
‘But I do want to say, I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said.’
The Big Little Lies actress expressed that although the situation was ‘definitely a scary’ one, it was not an excuse for her to disobey the orders of a police officer.
‘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,’ concluded Witherspoon.
Seven years: It has been nearly seven-years since Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth, 50, were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia under suspicion of driving while intoxicated; Witherspoon and Toth pictured in February
During Thursday’s podcast, Jamil professed her love for the Little Fires Everywhere star’s public apology and praised Witherspoon for openly shaming herself ‘in a way that was so f—ing refreshing’ at the time.
According to People, Witherspoon pleaded no contest to her charge and was ordered to pay a $213 fine.
Toth pleaded guilty to his DUI charge and had to complete a total of 40 hours of community service. He was also required to attend an alcohol education course.
Leading by example: ‘But I did something really stupid. Talent doesn’t make you a good person. But a big value in my family was, ‘Are you a good person?”; Reese pictured with 20-year-old daughter Ava and 16-year-old son Deacon in 2019
Reese married talent agent Jim Toth in 2011 and the pair share a seven-year-old son named Tennessee.
The Legally Blonde actress also has 20-year-old daughter Ava and 16-year-old son Deacon with ex husband Ryan Phillippe, 45.
Witherspoon and Phillippe married in 1999 and divorced in 2008.
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