Lindy Lou Layman's Inartful $300K First Date With Texas Lawyer


KHOU-TV reported Layman was on a first date with Buzbee, with the lawyer at one point having called Layman an Uber after she became intoxicated.

Lindy Lou Layman is accused of criminal mischief after allegedly destroying two Warhol paintings.

Layman is accused of pouring red wine on his paintings, ripping them off the wall, and throwing sculptures on the ground.

Accordign to court documents, Anthony Buzbee claimed a Dallas woman he brought home after their first date drunkenly destroyed his abstract sculptures and three paintings - including two by the famed artist Andy Warhol - after Buzbee tried to send her home in an Uber.

"I collect art. I don't want it damaged", Buzbee said.

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Then Buzzbee called Layman a second Uber, prosecutors said in court on December 27.

"She also pulled a Renoir and a Monet off the wall", Buzbee told Texas Lawyer. That didn't work either: Layman acted aggressively toward the driver, prosecutors said, and then went back into the attorney's home, yelling: "I'm not leaving", according to KTRK. Most leave when you ask them.

Layman, who was identified as a freelance court reporter, was arrested on charges of criminal mischief and was released from Harris County Jail after posting $30,000 bail on Monday, CBS News reported. Layman's address is listed as Dallas. KHOU reports Layman is a court reporter.

Her attorney, Natalie Ware with the Harris County Public Defender's Office, did not return a phone call Thursday seeking further details about her arrest and asking if she will plead guilty at her January 9 arraignment.

But he wouldn't say precisely how much he paid. Buzbee is a high-profile attorney who led the defense in former Texas Governor Rick Perry's abuse-of-power case, which was later dismissed.