TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Reese Witherspoon

Pleads No Contest ...

Hubby Pleads Guilty to DUI

5/2/2013 1:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0501_witherspoon_toth_getty
Reese Witherspoon
just pled no contest and her husband Jim Toth pled guilty in Atlanta to charges stemming from his DUI arrest and her bust for mouthing off to the arresting officer ... TMZ has learned.

Reese -- who was arrested for disorderly conduct April 19 after disobeying an officer's order to stay in the car -- pled no contest to the infraction.  You'll recall during her husband's arrest an inebriated Reese asked the cop, "Do you know my name?"  She also told him he was gonna be on national news.

Reese -- who was not present but represented by her lawyer, Bruce Morris -- entered the plea to physical obstruction of another and will pay a $213 fine, and that's it.

As for Jim, he was in court and pled guilty to driving under the influence.  He'll get no jail time but he must perform 40 hours of community service and attend an alcohol education program.  He's been placed on probation for 12 months.

The judge said to Jim, "Consider yourself fortunate you didn't injure your passenger [Reese] and didn't kill anyone." 

This is an unusual move for celebrities, who often try and spin their legal woes.  Reese was on GMA this morning ... saying she and Jim took full responsibility for their screw-ups and even admitted they exercised really bad judgment when he got behind the wheel drunk.

Her GMA appearance was just hours before Reese and Jim essentially said the same thing to a judge -- accepting responsibility and taking their lumps.

0503_jim_reese_through_footer

113 COMMENTS

No Avatar
31.

Mike    

I think Reese's 13 year old daughter needs to "put her foot down" and yell scream at Reese and Jim .... you have been BAD, BAD PARENTS!

Your misbehavior will not be tolerated in this house. Now go up to your your room. You two are GROUNDED for the next 3 months!

354 days ago
32.

static    

That us some funny schiznit.

354 days ago
33.

Throwback kid    

I love how this over rated, over paid, phony little rat face Reece Witherspoon was furious with the cop and even tried to intimidate him by name dropping who she is, but wasn't mad at her loser husband who was Guilty of drving drunk and could have killed someone that night. These two A holes deserve eachother. Reece owes that police department an apology for her obnoxious behavior

354 days ago
34.

Fred Farkel    

Still doesn't make sense.

I have a fraction of the money that the celebs have and I always hire a driver for a party night.


And when we get F'd up in Vegas (and I do mean F'd up with booze and drugs and everything) we hire casino security to stand by and make sure we are covered.

354 days ago
35.

John    

i can accept they both used poor judgment that night and leave it at that. This hasn't been a pattern. We've all done stupid things in our life.

354 days ago
36.

Really    

Although I'm not a fan of Reese I have to say LINDSAY are you listening.....this is how its done!

354 days ago
37.

Really    

Although I'm not a fan of Reese I have to say LINDSAY are you listening.....this is how its done!

354 days ago
38.

Kaveman    

Good move - your PR people are on the ball

354 days ago
39.

Trina    

I have always like Reese. Yes she messed up but she took responsibility for it, KUDOS!

354 days ago
40.

Dom The Mover    

I betcha that performance was better than any one of her scenes on film, and I would have given Reese an oscar if she flashed the cop just b4 he arrested her. J/K

354 days ago
41.

Quechee    

They did something really dumb and were lucky that no one was hurt. Now they have taken responsibility ("no contest" IS taking responsibility...it means that you agree with the charge and are not arguing about it). Alcohol makes you do stupid things. If it happens again, we have a problem. If it doesn't, they have learned their lesson and everyone needs to get off their backs. I respect the way they've handled their mistakes.

354 days ago
42.

Pet peeves    

I don't know who she is, but I have respect for her candor.

354 days ago
43.

Cricket    

It's great she's owning up and trying to put it behind her. It never should have happened at all. Please, nothing like this again Reese. You're so much better than behavior like that. Jim too.

354 days ago
44.

USA#1    

These 2 pieces of garbage are no better than the ghetto thug rappers. Just self entitled turds he need to be out of society.

354 days ago
45.

phoenixx0464    

I think they did the right thing. They accepted responsibility, unlike most celebrities these days, and working to put this behind them. Gotta say, I liked her before, seeing how she has dealt with her mistake, I respect her now.

354 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web