Harry Connick Jr.'s Teen Daughter Arrested for Allegedly Providing Alcohol to Minors at House Party
Harry Connick Jr. is dealing with some trouble at home.
The crooner's daughter Georgia, 19, was arrested over the weekend after hosting a house party at her family's New Canaan, Connecticut, home, during which she allegedly provided alcohol to minors. She faces two charges: permitting minors to possess alcohol and procuring alcohol for minors.
NBC New York reports that police were called to the Connick home at 1 a.m. on Saturday morning following a tip about underage drinking. The eldest daughter of the American Idol judge and his wife, Victoria's Secret model Jill Goodacre, was hosting a party, which attracted "swarms of young people" in the 18 to 20 year old range, and several empty or partially empty beer cans were found.
Connick Jr., who has been on tour this summer, and his wife were away when the incident took place. He issued a statement to Yahoo on Wednesday, saying, "This is a private matter which we are dealing with as a family. We have no further comments. Thank you for understanding."
The family — also including daughters Kate, 17, and Charlotte, 13 — lives in a converted barn, which was originally built in 1890, in the posh suburb of New York City. In a 2013 interview with People magazine, Connick Jr. talked about family nights at home watching movies on a drop-down TV screen or playing a game of Bananagrams. He also said that when his daughters' friends came to visit, they'd ask him to play some songs on his Steinway piano, which was a gift from Jill on his 30th birthday.
"We like the fact that it's a pretty laid-back life here in Connecticut," Connick Jr. said. "We can just be home. There's no scene. We can just live our lives and not really deal with the industry."
They are now, however, going to have to deal with the local authorities as Georgia, a college student at Vermont Academy, faces charges.