2013 Recap: Reese Witherspoon's Arrest
By ETONLINE STAFF
December 23, 2013
Actress Reese Witherspoon came under fire after her April arrest, but the backlash could've been worse had it not been for her preemptive PR strike.
Twelve hours before the dash cam footage of her tirade went public, the Oscar winner appeared on GMA fessing up to her behavior.
"I said all kinds of crazy things," admitted Witherspoon. "I told him I was pregnant. I'm not pregnant."
Crisis manager Risa Heller applauded the move, saying, "One of the very smart things she did was she gave the public more information than they already had when she did her interview ... It took away a lot of the shock that was in the video."
Witherspoon was arrested alongside husband James Toth in an incident where he was under suspicion of DUI.