Whileis busy trying to shed off her baby weight, her father and manager, Joe Simpson, is getting into trouble in Los Angeles. The 54-year-old was arrested in Los Angeles on August 4 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. According to TMZ, he was booked but released the next day without having to post bail.
Reportedly, Joe Simpson was pulled over by Los Angeles Police Department officers while driving on Ventura Boulevard in the Sherman Oaks area on August 4 at around 10 p.m. He was handcuffed and taken to jail after the officers on patrol suspected that he was under the influence of alcohol.
"During the stop, officers got the feeling he was intoxicated and ultimately cuffed the famous pop and took him to the pokey," a source told TMZ.
It is not yet known if Simpson took a breathalyzer test following his DUI arrest.
Joe Simpson, who is a manager for his famous daughters, Jessica and Ashlee, spent the entire night behind bars before being released at 9:41 the next morning without having to pay bail.
Criminal charges have yet to be filed against Joe Simpson, but because it is his first offence, he will most likely have to pay a hefty fine instead of facing prison term. The case has not been sent to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office yet and police are not releasing a mug shot at this time.
This isn’t the first time Joe Simpson has received some bad publicity. In 2004, the former minister gained notoriety after making a highly inappropriate comment about the size of Jessica's breasts. He told GQ magazine, “Jessica never tries to be sexy. She just is sexy. If you put her in a T-shirt or you put her in a bustier, she’s sexy in both. She’s got double D’s! You can’t cover those suckers up!”
32-year-old pop singer-turned-reality TV star Jessica Simpson gave birth to a baby girl, Maxwell Drew Johnson, her first child with fiancéin May this year. Joe Simpson expressed his joy at the arrival of his grandchild and called the birth a “miracle.”
The showbiz patriarch declared his daughter was born to be a mother. "Jess dreamed since she was a young girl about being a mom. Dreams come true! So happy! (sic)," Joe Simpson tweeted.