Reese Witherspoon Cancels Appearances Because She Knows We’ll Ask About Her Time in Lockup

Emily Abbate GossipMonger

Reese WitherspoonI'm still in disbelief over all of this Reese Witherspoon disorderly conduct business. Like most of my friends and the rest of America, I look at Reese and I see America's sweetheart. I see the girl who was in Legally Blonde, How Do You Know, and Water for Elephants. I didn't think that was the same woman who would say, "Don't you know who I am?!" to a policeman after her husband gets a DUI. But heck, alcohol can change a person in a LOT of ways I suppose.

After the incident, Witherspoon managed to make it out to the premiere for her new movie Mud. Since then, the actress has cancelled a whole slew of appearances including Good Morning America and Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel. I mean, are you surprised? Kimmel made fun of her on Monday on his show. You think she wants to sit through that in person?

I don't blame her. Not one bit. Even after her big apology, I'd wanna take a back seat too.

Believe me -- I'm with the rest of you, I definitely want to hear more details at some point. I'd love to see Reese step foot on Good Morning America and how she tackles the hard-hitting questions. But I just don't really know what else we need to know about this situation right now. The facts are that Reese and her husband Jim Toth went out for a good time. They drank a bunch, he drove when he shouldn't have, she tried to speak out and said some silly things. They got booked. Period.

Am I trying to downplay the severity of his offense? Not at all. He shouldn't have driven and it sets a bad example. However, this whole thing doesn't make Reese a bad person. The woman never gets into "trouble," she messed up this time, now it's all over, and I think we need to ease off of her a bit. People make mistakes. She's clearly embarrassed or she wouldn't have apologized. Let her take a back seat, let her fellow Mud costars handle the press for a while, and allow her to handle this situation in her own time.

Do you think Reese should have cancelled her appearances?


Image via City of Atlanta Department of Corrections

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