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Reese Witherspoon pictured in handcuffs at police station following her arrest for disorderly conduct

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Reese Witherspoon has been pictured in handcuffs following her dramatic arrest in the early hours of Friday morning.

The footage shows Reese Witherspoon, 37, being led out of an Atlanta police station in cuffs before being unshackled and taken inside for booking.

Reese Witherspoon appears in a calm and co-operative demeanor, although the video – obtained by TMZ serves as another nail in her well-carved squeaky clean image.

The actress was arrested for disorderly conduct last Friday after her husband Jim Toth was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

Talent agent Jim Toth, 42, apparently feels “awful” for getting Reese Witherspoon involved in his arrest and is overwhelmed with guilt.

A source told People magazine: “[Jim Toth] feels awful that he involved Reese in the situation. He made a bad decision and
it certainly made things worse that he dragged her into it.

“[He] has to pay the consequences, bottom line. He gets that.”

Jim Toth reached 1.39 on the sobriety test – over Georgia’s legal limit of 0.08 – when he and Reese Witherspoon were pulled over in the early hours of the morning and it is thought their “embarrassing” incident will cause him to look at alcohol in a different way.

Reese Witherspoon has been pictured in handcuffs following her dramatic arrest in the early hours of Friday morning

Reese Witherspoon has been pictured in handcuffs following her dramatic arrest in the early hours of Friday morning

The source added: “Jim has always been a big social drinker. A lot of his job is being social. He’s out to lunch or dinner almost every day of the week, schmoozing clients and taking business meetings.

“[The arrest is] just going to make the two of them stop and pause, and think about maybe how much Jim’s drinking plays a role in their lives – if it does or not.”

Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon, who have 7-month-old son Tennessee together, have been given bail until their court hearing on May 22.


Reese Witherspoon – who also has children Ava, 13, and son Deacon, 10, with ex-husband Ryan Phillippe – has since made a public apology for her behavior.

Referring to disrespectful comments to authorities, which allegedly included the statement “you’re about to find out who I am”, the actress said: “Out of respect for the
ongoing legal situation, I cannot comment on everything that is being reported right now.

“But I do want to say I clearly had one drink too many and I am deeply embarrassed about the things I said.

“It was definitely a scary situation and I was frightened for my husband, but that was no excuse. I was disrespectful to the officer who was just doing his job.

“I have nothing but respect for the police and I am very sorry for my behavior.”

Meanwhile, Reese Witherspoon’s friend Chelsea Handler told Entertainment Tonight that the actress was “doing fine”.

“She was just trying to protect her husband, so,” she said.

 “I mean everybody makes mistakes, so it’s not a big deal.”

Chelsea Handler met up with Reese Witherspoon, her husband and a group of friends including Cameron Diaz, Michael Keaton, Judd Apatow, and Leslie Mann – two days after the couple’s arrest.

According to Us Weekly, Reese Witherspoon and Jim Toth joined their friends at the Greenwich Hotel in New York City.

Reese Witherspoon began dating Jim Toth in early February 2010, three years after her divorce from actor Ryan Phillippe with who she has two children.

Jim Toth and Reese Witherspoon married in Ojai, California in March 2011.