Reese Witherspoon’s arrest last month was a shock, especially for fans who have always known her as a lovable actress who appears to be above the Hollywood hype. But just as the news seemed to be settling down over her odd behavior during the incident, dash-cam video showing her disorderly conduct detainment has now been released.
The clips, as the AP notes, provide a rare glimpse of one of Hollywood’s best-known actresses — an unfiltered rant, as she takes on a no-nonsense Georgia state trooper following a traffic stop. The footage was captured early in the morning on April 19, as the 37-year-old actress apparently was hampering a sobriety test that Trooper First Class J. Pyland was conducting on her husband.
Despite telling the actress numerous times to stay in the car, Witherspoon didn’t listen. She proceeded to get out of the vehicle and engage the officer, spouting some intriguing claims and statements. The actress repeatedly said “I’m a U.S. citizen,” citing her right to “stand on American ground.” At one point, she even pretended to be pregnant.
Here’s some of the dialogue, as shown in the dashcam video:
Witherspoon: “I’m obstructing your justice?”
Witherspoon: “I’m being anti-American?”
Officer: “Yup, go sit down.”
After this portion of the dialogue, Witherspoon’s husband, Jim Toth, apologized and told the officer he had nothing to do with the actress’ behavior.
Watch the video, below (as per TMZ):
And here’s the portion of the incident in which Witherspoon told the officer, “I’m pregnant and I need to use the restroom.”
Earlier Thursday, the actress appeared on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to apologize for her behavior, acknowledging that she said “all kinds of crazy things.” Watch her discuss the incident, below (she calls it “completely unacceptable”):
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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