It was just a matter of time before Reese Witherspoon had to speak publicly about her recent arrest. This morning she told Good Morning America’s George Stephanopoulos all about the she tainted her “good girl” image.
Although the arrest was surprising to many, I was personally surprised by what Witherspoon said to the arresting police officer. After the police report was released, Witherspoon reportedly told the cop, “Do you know who I am?”
The Oscar-winning actress admits to how ridiculous this statement was. “I saw the cop arresting my husband and I literally panicked. I told him I was pregnant,” she said. “I’m not pregnant. I said all kind of crazy things.”
Throughout the interview Witherspoon laughed a couple of times and then referenced her lawyer character in Legally Blonde. “I played a lawyer in a movie so many times I think I am a lawyer…And clearly I’m not a lawyer because I got arrested.”
I give Witherspoon a lot of credit for going on live television to discuss the incident. Many other celebrities would have just released a statement and left it at that. Hopefully she will be able to put this all behind her, but I doubt that will happen any time soon.
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