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'No contact' for woman accused of ruining $300K worth of art during date with River Oaks attorney

Woman accused of ruining attorney's art during date has day in court

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The woman at the center of River Oaks attorney Tony Buzbee's disaster date has been charged with criminal mischief. Courtesy photo

There's an update to the River Oaks disaster date story. The woman accused of destroying Houston attorney Tony Buzbee's expensive art faced a judge Tuesday morning.

Lindy Layman, 29, was charged with criminal mischief after she allegedly became intoxicated during a date with Buzbee, causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage.

Layman's attorney dismissed Buzbee's account of the couple's date.

"We certainly disagree with Mr. Buzbee's rendition of the facts, and we disagree with what was said in probable cause court," defense attorney Justin Keiter said.

According to details that came out in court, Layman and Buzbee were on a date when she became heavily intoxicated and they returned to his home.

Buzbee believed Layman was too intoxicated and called an Uber driver to pick her up. She allegedly refused to leave and hid in his home. That's when Buzbee called a second Uber driver.

Layman was aggressive toward the second Uber driver, walked back into Buzbee's home and shouted, "I'm not leaving," according to court details. That's when she allegedly poured red wine on his paintings and ripped them off the wall, then threw his sculptures on the ground.

The paintings apparently include an Andy Warhol original. According to court documents, the resulting damage cost at least $300,000. 

Keiter said the judge issued standard conditions, and no contact order.


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