Reese Witherspoon Releases Statement After Arrest, Is All Smiles At ‘Mud’ Screening [PHOTOS]

Reese Arrested
Reese Witherspoon and husband Jim Toth are arrested.
The show must go on. This is Hollywood after all.

Reese Witherspoon released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior to police that began when her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was arrested early Friday for driving under the influence of alcohol.

“I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said,” Witherspoon 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.”

Witherspoon said she can’t comment further “out of respect” for the pending case, and her publicist, Meredith O’Sullivan Wasson, offered no other details. 

Reese made her first public appearance, since being arrested for disorderly conduct, at a screening of one her films – Mud – at New York City’s Museum of Modern Art. The 37-year-old Hollywood star was accompanied by her husband, Jim Toth, but did not speak to reporters. I’m actually really digging Reese as a brunette. It obviously is bringing out the badass in her.

The statement was a smart move on Reese’s part, especially because she made such a stupid move during her husband’s arrest. I’m guessing someone will be going to confession ASAP.

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