Kim Richards Arrested In Beverly Hills Hotel After Being Drunk And Allegedly Kicking Cop
Kim Richards was arrested early Thursday morning at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Gossip Cop confirms. The police, who responded to a call around 1:30 a.m. about a fight, said Richards was allegedly drunk and refused to come out of a hotel bathroom.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star was slurring her speech and acting belligerently, according to the police. Apparently, the trouble first began in the hotel’s famed Polo Lounge, where Richards was boozing earlier and had been asked by the restaurant’s staff to leave because she was acting “unruly.”
When the police arrived, they found Richards locked inside the bathroom. The police asked her several times to come out of the bathroom, but she refused, and so officers were forced to drag her out.
The controversial reality star was taken to a local jail and charged with trespassing, being drunk in public, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer for allegedly kicking a cop. She was issued a citation, and later released. Richards has yet to release a statement.
As Gossip Cop has previously reported, Richards has struggled with alcohol for years. She checked into rehab in 2011 after her problems with booze precipitated a number of disturbing incidents that were aired on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” During an appearance on “Watch What Happens Live” in 2012, following her stint in rehab, Richards acknowledged, “I’m an alcoholic.”