Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date

Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date

Woman accused of ruining $300K of artwork while drunk on 1st date

Oddly enough, when KHOU reached out to Buzbee for comment, he told the outlet he didn't know the woman, despite the incident allegedly taking place at his home. She was released on $30,000 bond. According to details that came out in court, Layman and Tony Buzbee were on a date Saturday when she became heavily intoxicated and they returned to his home.

Prosecutors say a first date took a turn for the worse when a court reporter ripped a Houston trial attorney's two Andy Warhol paintings, worth $500,000 each, off the wall during a drunken fit at his mansion.

Lindy Lou Layman, 29, was arrested on Christmas Eve on charges of criminal mischief after her disastrous rendezvous with Anthony Buzbee.

"She at some point appeared too intoxicated and she was asked to leave".

During court proceedings, court officials said, "She refused to leave the location, hid somewhere in his home".

Authorities said she tore down several paintings and poured red wine on some while yelling obscenities.

The damage to the artworks was estimated to be about $300,000.

Two of the paintings were original Warhol works with a total value of $1 million, according to KHOU.

Her attorney, Natalie Ware with the Harris County Public Defender's Office, did not return a phone call Thursday seeking further details about her arrest and asking if she will plead guilty at her January 9 arraignment.

Buzbee is known for leading the defense in an abuse of power case against former Texas Gov. Rick Perry. He also hosted a fundraiser for then-candidate Donald Trump at the mansion past year.

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