Reese Witherspoon on arrest: "I literally panicked"

The star appears on "Good Morning America" to apologize for her actions, again

By Prachi Gupta
Published May 2, 2013 7:41PM (UTC)
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America's sweetheart Reese Witherspoon tainted her image two weeks ago when she and husband Jim Toth were pulled over for drunken driving in Atlanta. Toth was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and failure to maintain the lane while Witherspoon, outraged, was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Although Witherspoon has offered a public apology, the star emphasized how embarrassed she is on today's "Good Morning America." “I saw him arresting my husband and I literally panicked,” she said. “I told him I was pregnant. I’m not pregnant. I said all kinds of crazy things.”


Witherspoon, who also told an officer, “Do you know my name?”and “You’re about to find out who I am,” said: "I think we made a mistake and it was something that will absolutely never happen again.”

Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at

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