Witherspoon 'embarrassed' by arrest; hearing reset
ATLANTA (AP) — A court hearing on a disorderly conduct charge has been rescheduled for actress Reese Witherspoon, who said she is "deeply embarrassed" by what she said to a state trooper during a traffic stop in Atlanta.
Witherspoon's case was scheduled for a Monday morning hearing, but it was reset for May 22. She was arrested Friday.
The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior when her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was arrested and accused of driving under the influence of alcohol. Toth also had a hearing set for Monday, but it was rescheduled for May 23.
The actress didn't appear in court. She was in New York on Sunday night attending the premiere of her new movie "Mud." She posed for cameras on the red carpet but did not stop to talk to reporters.
This combination of undated photo provided by the City of Atlanta Department of Corrections shows Reese Witherspoon, left, her husband James Toth. The Oscar-winning actress was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a state trooper said she wouldn't stay in the car while Toth was given a field sobriety test in Atlanta. (AP Photo/City of Atlanta Department of Corrections)
"Do you know my name?" Witherspoon is quoted as saying in a Georgia state trooper's report of the early Friday incident. She also said: "You're about to find out who I am" and "You're about to be on national news," according to the report.