TMZ has gotten ahold of the dashboard camera footage from the police car during Reese Witherspoon’s arrest for disorderly conduct last month.
Though we had already read all about her best quotations from the arrest (which reminded me of her amazing role in the cult film Freeway), it is truly special to hear them coming out of her mouth. In between saying things like the now classic “I’m a U.S. citizen, I’m allowed to stand on American ground” and “Do you know my name, sir?” she also gets super…Southern-sounding a few times?
The police report had actually left out my new favorite: “This is beyond.”
Spoiler alert here if you haven’t watched the video, which…you must. It’s a little weird to hear Jim Toth, Witherspoon’s husband, who was being arrested for drunk driving simultaneously, sell her out at the end, apologizing to the cop: “I’m sorry, I had nothing to do with that.”
One of the things I can’t stop thinking about since the first videos were released Thursday was what Witherspoon might be thinking about her husband’s behavior now that she’s seen him apologize for her: let’s characterize it as… unsupportive?
This video sheds even more light on that question. Witherspoon — like Elle Woods before her — certainly loves talking about her rights as an American citizen. She’s convinced me. But here’s my favorite snippet:
Witherspoon: “I have threatened him and put him in a position where he feels vulnerable? Honestly. Come on, honey. Come on.”
Toth: “It just turned it really bad, is all I’m saying.”
By “bad,” Toth must mean THE GREATEST THING TO HAPPEN IN RECENT MEMORY.