Quantcast
Connect with us

Drunken woman destroys $300,000 of Trump donor’s valuable art collection during first-date freakout

Published

on

A Texas woman is accused of destroying at least $300,000 of artwork belonging to a wealthy Donald Trump supporter during a first date gone wrong.

Lindy Lou Layman was charged with criminal mischief after an incident Saturday at the Houston home of attorney Tony Buzbee, reported KTRK-TV.

ADVERTISEMENT

According to investigators, the 29-year-old Layman got drunk while on a date with Buzbee, who has represented former Texas Gov. Rick Perry and raised money for Trump’s election campaign, and returned to his home with others.

Buzbee believed she was too intoxicated and called an Uber driver to pick her up, but she allegedly refused and hid in the attorney’s home.

He called a second Uber driver, but investigators said Layman became aggressive with that driver and walked back into Buzbee’s home, where she shouted, “I’m not leaving.”

Layman then poured red wine on three paintings, including an Andy Warhol original, and ripped them from the wall.

ADVERTISEMENT

She also threw two sculptures on the ground.

Court documents show damage to the artwork cost at least $300,000.

“I collect art, I don’t want it damaged,” Buzbee told Texas Lawyer. She also pulled a Renoir and a Monet off the wall. Luckily those weren’t damaged.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Buzbee led the defense team in Perry’s abuse-of-power case, which was eventually dismissed.

He hosted a June 2016 fundraiser for Trump at his home, which raised at least $2 million, but Buzbee claimed just before the election he would write in another candidate after the “Access Hollywood” tape came out.

Buzbee made news in September after buying a fully functional World War II tank for $600,000 and parking it outside his River Oaks condominium, angering neighbors and the homeowners’ association.

ADVERTISEMENT

He also urged students and community members to ignore a white supremacist rally organized by Richard Spencer at Texas A&M, where Buzbee serves on the board of regents.

“It is a damn shame that our university, which sent more officers to fight the Nazis than all the service academies combined, would be tarnished with trash like him,” Buzbee posted on Facebook. “In the end, the best way to deal with a lowlife like him is to ignore him.”

ADVERTISEMENT

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism — and we’re investing in investigative reporting as other publications give it the ax. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we've expanded to keep watch in Washington. We’ve exposed billionaire tax evasion and uncovered White House efforts to poison our water. We’ve revealed financial scams that prey on veterans, and legal efforts to harm workers exploited by abusive bosses. We’ve launched a weekly podcast, “We’ve Got Issues,” focused on issues, not tweets. And unlike other news outlets, we’ve decided to make our original content free. But we need your support to do what we do.

Raw Story is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. We’re not part of a conglomerate, or a project of venture capital bros. From unflinching coverage of racism, to revealing efforts to erode our rights, Raw Story will continue to expose hypocrisy and harm. Unhinged from billionaires and corporate overlords, we fight to ensure no one is forgotten.

We need your support to keep producing quality journalism and deepen our investigative reporting. Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Invest with us in the future. Make a one-time contribution to Raw Story Investigates, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you. Click to donate by check.

Enjoy this piece?

… then let us make a small request. Like you, we here at Raw Story believe in the power of progressive journalism — and we’re investing in investigative reporting as other publications give it the ax. Raw Story readers power David Cay Johnston’s DCReport, which we've expanded to keep watch in Washington. We’ve exposed billionaire tax evasion and uncovered White House efforts to poison our water. We’ve revealed financial scams that prey on veterans, and efforts to harm workers exploited by abusive bosses. We’ve launched a weekly podcast, “We’ve Got Issues,” focused on issues, not tweets. Unlike other news sites, we’ve decided to make our original content free. But we need your support to do what we do.

Raw Story is independent. You won’t find mainstream media bias here. We’re not part of a conglomerate, or a project of venture capital bros. From unflinching coverage of racism, to revealing efforts to erode our rights, Raw Story will continue to expose hypocrisy and harm. Unhinged from corporate overlords, we fight to ensure no one is forgotten.

We need your support to keep producing quality journalism and deepen our investigative reporting. Every reader contribution, whatever the amount, makes a tremendous difference. Invest with us in the future. Make a one-time contribution to Raw Story Investigates, or click here to become a subscriber. Thank you.



Report typos and corrections to: [email protected]. Send news tips to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Trump slurs media as ‘fake and corrupt’ for disputing his claims about Elton John

Published

on

President Donald Trump hyped his claims about selling out a New Hampshire rally in a new attack on the news media.

The president insisted Monday that he enjoyed "massive overflow crowds" at his rally last week at SNHU Arena in Manchester, and slurred journalists as "fake and corrupt" for reporting the venue wasn't filled to capacity.

The Fake and Corrupt Media is sooo bad for our Country, The Enemy of the People! https://t.co/GPiklem0u1

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 20, 2019

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

George Conway erupts on Trump lackeys who are smearing Scaramucci: ‘These people work for a rapist!’

Published

on

Several anonymous Trump officials told the Washington Examiner this week that former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci regularly abused staff members in the 11 short days in which he was employed by the president.

George Conway, the husband of Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway, lashed out on Tuesday at the Trump officials who anonymously attacked Scaramucci and accused them of overlooking President Donald Trump's own abusive behavior.

Continue Reading
 

Breaking Banner

Fifth NRA board member resigns over ongoing power struggle with embattled CEO Wayne LaPierre

Published

on

Another member of the National Rifle Association's board of directors has resigned -- marking the fifth high-profile departure in recent weeks from the powerful gun manufacturer lobbying group.

NRA board member Richard Childress, a former NASCAR driver and owner of a car racing enterprise, resigned Monday in a letter obtained by Newsweek.

Four other board members have resigned from the NRA's board of directors since Aug. 1, when two quit after complaining they had been sidelined for raising questions about runaway spending and mismanagement by top executives.

Continue Reading
 
 

Thank you for whitelisting Raw Story!

As a special thank you, from now until August 31st, we're offering you a discounted rate of $5.99/month to subscribe and get ad-free access. We're honored to have you as a reader. Thank you. :) —Elias, Membership Coordinator
LEARN MORE
close-link
close-image