British actress tells court she drove drunk to avoid being forced into threesome

A British actress has admitted to driving under the influence but says she only did to avoid being forced into a threesome.

Honeysuckle Weeks, 43, was out drinking in November when, she said, she was invited to stay the night with friends in the town of Arundel, England, but she feared that she would be forced to engage in a threesome against her will, so she left the home drunk, The Daily Telegraph reported.

Weeks, who starred in the British detective drama Foyle’s War, reportedly got behind the wheel of her Honda CR-V and reversed into a parked car and drove away before returning 15 seconds later in an incident that was seen by an off-duty police officer who suspected the actress was driving drunk.

Weeks was taken to a police station, where a breathalyzer test showed that her blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit.

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Eastenders actress Honeysuckle Weeks arrives for the 10th Anniversary National Television Awards 2004 held at the Royal Albert Hall in London.
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Weeks pleaded guilty to drunk driving on Tuesday.

“I was expecting to stay a night in a friend’s house in Arundel, but the man in question invited his lover to the property, and I was in danger of being coerced into sexual actions with them which I found extremely unwelcome,” she told a court.

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Rupert Everett (left) as Professor Henry Higgins and Honeysuckle Weeks as Liza Doolittle in George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion at the Festival Theatre in Chichester, West Sussex.
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Weeks was banned from driving for 20 months and ordered to pay small fines. If she completes drunk driving courses, 20 weeks will be taken off of her driving ban.

Weeks has been banned from driving in the past, and in 2015 she was caught speeding with her son in the back of the car without a seatbelt.

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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 5: Cast member Honeysuckle Weeks attends the press night after party for “The Best Man” at The Royal Horseguards Hotel on March 5, 2018, in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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Weeks has also struggled with mental health issues in the past, including in 2016, when she disappeared from a voluntary patient care center after exhibiting “concerning behavior.”