First date from hell! Prominent lawyer says drunk woman destroys $1.5M in Andy Warhol art during tirade at mansion
HOUSTON — A woman is accused of completely losing her cool at the mansion of a well-known Houston attorney, destroying more than $1.5 million worth of art work, including three Andy Warhol paintings.
Lindy Lou Layman, 29, is charged with criminal mischief for allegedly damaging the personal property of trial lawyer Anthony “Tony” Buzbee.
According to statements read in probable cause court, Layman and Buzbee went out on their first date on Christmas Eve, and Buzbee claims that Layman got extremely intoxicated.
When they arrived back at Buzbee’s River Oaks home, he decided he wanted the date to end and called an Uber for Layman. Well, she apparently had other plans and when the Uber driver arrived, Layman was nowhere to be found.
She ran off, finding a hiding place inside his mansion.
Buzbee told police, after he found her, he called a second Uber driver, and once that person arrived, Layman became very aggressive.
He said she yelled “I’m not leaving,” then began to go berserk inside the home. Layman allegedly tore three Andy Warhol paintings off the walls and poured red wine on them, in addition to throwing two valuable sculptures across the room, shattering them.
A police affidavit said the destroyed artwork had a combined value of $300,000, but in probable cause court, it was said that the paintings were actually valued at $500,000 each, and the sculptures were worth more than $20,000 each.
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Layman was booked into the Harris County Jail and has since been released after posting a $30,000 bond.
Layman has been employed as a freelance court reporter for the last nine years. An attorney representing her in PC court asked the judge to allow the woman to return to her home in Dallas, Texas, and assured the judge that the defendant can drive or fly to town for upcoming court dates. Layman was only in town for her date with the multi-millionaire attorney.
Buzbee is a heavy-hitter who is no stranger to the limelight. He is well known for his lavish parties, as much as he is known for his high-profile court battles.
He successfully defended former Texas Gov. Rick Perry in an abuse of power case and --for the party highlights-- just hosted a holiday extravaganza this year for his family and friends with special celebrity guest Snoop Dogg.
Buzbee also has ties to the current president, once hosting a fundraiser for Donald Trump in 2016.
Buzbee's social media pages display his "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous" excursions.