Woman Accused of Destroying $300K Worth of Art at Tony Buzbee's House

Woman Accused of Destroying $300K Worth of Art at Tony Buzbee's House

Lindy Lou Layman accused of destroying three paintings and two sculptures belonging to Houston attorney Tony Buzbee and causing hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage appeared in court.

Buzbee claims his date was drunk and he called an Uber to pick her up, but Layman refused to leave the estate. When she was first arrested, the damage was estimated at $300,000, but later a report has that number at about $1.5 million.

Layman was arrested and released from jail after posting a $30,000 bond on December 24 and is set to face her first court appearance on Thursday.

"Lindy Lou Layman "intentionally and knowingly" damaged multiple pieces of artwork" by Andy Warhol on December 23, said the New York Daily News.

During their date, when the pair returned to Buzbee's palatial home, Layman seemed too intoxicated, Buzbee told police. When she allegedly hid in the house, refusing to leave, he called another Uber, but that just set her off even more.

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

The punishment for a felony criminal mischief conviction in Texas depends on the amount of damage the defendant caused.

Buzbee said that Layman came to his home with others and that he had not met her prior to that evening.

Layman, who is from Dallas, was arrested on a charge of criminal mischief.

Buzbee is a prominent lawyer who drove the guard in previous Texas Governor Rick Perry's mishandle of-energy case, which was later expelled.

The Morning News noted Buzbee's connection to President Donald Trump, saying that in 2016 the lawyer had hosted the eventual president at his mansion and also donated $250,000 to Trump's campaign. He made headlines the same year for parking a tank outside of his home, causing a brief fight with his homeowner's association.

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