Things have been pretty grim for former RHOC Lauri Peterson and her son Josh for some time.
After a long and tragic battle with drugs and the law, Lauri Peterson’s son Josh Waring has ended up in jail, charged with attempted murder after allegedly opening fire and leading police on a car chase back in 2016. We’ve seen it all on reality television; however this is beyond horrific and now Josh sits in jail charged with three counts of attempted murder and other felony and misdemeanor charges.
Josh has pleaded ‘not guilty’ however if found guilty he could end up with several life sentences. Understandably, Lauri has been keeping a low profile as this is no doubt a devastating time for her family. Despite Lauri keeping to herself, her son Josh is now speaking out from jail to none other than Radar Online.
Josh has maintained his innocence and even goes so far to suggest that he has not been treated fairly thanks to his mom being a Bravo housewife. According to Radar, Waring claims that he has:
“been prevented any inkling of getting any kind of fair trial” mostly due to his criminal history. Waring adds that he is, “fearful because the deck is stacked against me already.”
“I’m trying my best to prove I didn’t do this, but this justice system is scary.”
Josh admits he is an addict, even get caught with substances while behind bars! Records show that Waring was caught with “pruno”, described as “an alcoholic drink made from fermented fruit, ketchup, sugar, bread and other ingredients.”
“They don’t care if they wrongly convict me, I’m a drug addict and not a productive member of society. I don’t think they care if I go upstate for the rest of my life.”
Despite ongoing drug and legal issues, Waring states that his parents have always been there for him adding:
“My mom has been at all the court hearings every day and my dad is involved, they have been supportive. It’s been hard knowing the circumstances, it’s been difficult at times, but I push on and keep the fight up.”
As for being the son of a Bravo star? Well Josh thinks that it has negatively impacted his legal issues stating:
“The show kind of put a target on my back. But I chose to go out and do drugs so it’s my fault. I am innocent and I have tried to prove that from the gate.”
I feel every reality star that gets in legal trouble somehow blames the network, saying they are being ‘made an example’ so I’m not sure how I feel about that statement.
This story is beyond tragic and our thoughts are with Lauri as she goes through this difficult time.
Thoughts on Josh speaking out from behind bars?
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