Jeff Lewis revealed that his shut buddy Shannon Beador is searching for remedy after she was arrested for DUI and a hit-and-run early Sunday.
“I’m joyful to say that she is gonna be getting into counseling this week, so I’m joyful about that,” Lewis mentioned on Monday’s episode of his SiriusXM present, “Jeff Lewis Live.”
The “Flipping Out” star defined that Beador referred to as him after the incident and mentioned that she is “accepting full accountability” and is “ashamed” and “embarrassed.”
“I don’t suppose Shannon is an alcoholic,” he clarified. “I feel as her shut buddy, I feel she’s going by a variety of private struggles proper now, and I feel that she most likely has been leaning on alcohol, however I don’t imagine she’s an alcoholic.”
Lewis additionally confirmed that Beador was “in a automobile accident” that night time and obtained “injured,” however no one else was damage.
TMZ reported on Monday that Beador clipped a home in Newport Beach, Calif., and fled, however Lewis didn’t verify greater than she was “recovering” from an harm.
Lewis, 53, admitted that he was “shocked” when he came upon about her arrest, as a result of he has “by no means recognized” Beador, 59, to “ever ever ever drink and drive” throughout their years-long friendship.
“I’m not justifying it, I’m not condoning it, I simply am telling you what I do know,” he emphasised.
The radio character additionally defined that Beador would “clearly” not be making her scheduled look on his radio present alongside her “The Real Housewives of Orange County” co-star Taylor Armstrong on Friday.
Shortly after TMZ broke the information of the arrest, followers seen that Beador went out with Armstrong, Lewis and his on-again, off-again boyfriend, Stuart O’Keeffe, over the weekend and questioned if Beador’s arrest occurred after that.
However, Lewis clarified that the buddies’ night time out occurred on Friday night time — not Saturday.
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“I invited Shannon on Saturday to go to Stu’s birthday at Abbey and Hi Top, uh, she mentioned she was staying in, however she ended up going out, sadly,” he claimed, referring to 2 West Hollywood hotspots.
Lewis didn’t specify the place Beador went or whom she went out with, however he did verify that her on-again, off-again boyfriend John Janssen was current for Friday night time’s shenanigans.
Police allegedly discovered Beador’s automobile parked in the course of the road as she appeared inebriated whereas strolling her canine.
The Bravolebrity was subsequently booked for 2 misdemeanors — hit-and-run and DUI alcohol — a Newport Beach PD rep informed TMZ.
“I spent fairly a little bit of time with Shannon yesterday,” her lawyer, Mike Fell, informed Page Six Monday. “She is extraordinarily apologetic and remorseful. We can be awaiting the official data on this case because it turns into obtainable, and Shannon is ready to simply accept full duty for her actions.”