Harry Connick Jr.’s daughter, Georgia Connick, was arrested over the weekend for providing alcohol to minors during a house party at the family’s home in Connecticut, MSN is reporting.
The 19-year-old daughter of musician Harry Connick Jr. and his wife, former Victoria’s Secret model Jill Goodacre, was at home alone over the weekend at the family’s mansion in New Canaan. As has happened in every teen movie ever, while the adults were away, Georgia invited some friends over for a “small gathering” — at least, that’s what she told police. But apparently, word got out that there was a party going on at the Connick mansion, and eventually, several other teens started showing up.
The party kept going until about 1:00 a.m., when a neighbor called police to report underage drinking, according to NBC New York. When the cops showed up, most of the teens fled into the nearby woods, but a handful stayed behind while the cops contacted their parents. Police say they found empty and partially-empty beer cans throughout the scene.
Police arrested the 19-year-old Connick and charged her with permitting minors to possess alcohol and procuring alcohol for minors, and given a notice to appear in court on September 2. Because this is what’s known as a “summons arrest,” Connick wasn’t cuffed and taken into custody, and there is no mug shot.
According to the State of Connecticut’s website, providing alcohol to minors and permitting minors to possess alcohol are both misdemeanors in the Nutmeg State. Providing alcohol to minors carries a penalty of up to 18 months in jail and/or a fine of up to $1,500, while “hosting” an underage drinking party carries a penalty of up to a year in jail and/or a fine of up to $5oo.
It’s unclear where Georgia Connick’s mother, Jill Goodacre, was when her daughter was hosting an underage drinking party and subsequently arrested. Georgia’s dad, Harry, is currently on the road with the American Idol team, filming for the show’s upcoming 15th and final season.
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Harry Connick, Jr. issued a brief statement about his daughter’s arrest, saying that it’s a “family matter” and asking for privacy.