Kim Richards Charged With Battery And Public Intoxication, Faces Jail Time
Kim Richards has been charged with battery on a police officer, public intoxication, and resisting arrest in the wake of last month’s drunken incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel, Gossip Cop has learned.
As Gossip Cop reported, the reality star was arrested after acting belligerent and barricading herself inside a bathroom. Richards had to be forcibly removed from the premises during the incident, and later allegedly kicked a cop at the police station. Now she could face up to two and a half years in jail for her actions.
Following an intervention with Dr. Phil, Richards checked herself into a Malibu rehab facility, where she currently remains. As Gossip Cop has previously reported, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star has battled with alcohol abuse for years. She had a stint in rehab in 2011, and acknowledged on television that she was an alcoholic.
On the most recent season of her Bravo series, Richards maintained that she was sober, and battled new cast member Lisa Rinna, who questioned her odd behavior. Richards repeatedly denied she was off the wagon, but her ongoing issues with alcoholism ended up coming to the forefront after cameras finished taping the season. Gossip Cop will have updates.