Tony Buzbee, a prominent Houston attorney, and Texas A&M regent, who made news earlier this year by publicly calling for the firing of then head coach Kevin Sumlin after the Aggies lost to UCLA, is in the news again.
Buzbee, who has an extensive art collection, had two rare, original Andy Warhol paintings ruined by a woman, Lindy Lou Layman, when she became intoxicated in his home during their first date. Layman was arrested on criminal mischief charges after doing an estimated $300,000 of damage to the art collection.
According to AP:
Prosecutors say Buzbee, 49, told investigators that Layman got too intoxicated on their date, so he called her an Uber after they returned to his home. Buzbee said Layman refused to leave and hid inside the home, and that when he found her and called a second Uber, she got aggressive.
Authorities said she tore down several paintings and poured red wine on some while yelling obscenities. She also allegedly threw two $20,000 sculptures across the room and shattered them.
The damaged Warhol paintings were each valued at $500,000 in court documents.
For those that need a refresher, here’s the viral Facebook post Buzbee wrote, calling for the former A&M coach’s firing. It sounds like Layman was harder to get rid of than Sumlin.
Texas A&M regent and noted Houston attorney: pic.twitter.com/WxSHZijQeN
— Brent Zwerneman (@BrentZwerneman) September 4, 2017