Bravo Reality Star Kim Richards Arrested, Reportedly Assaults Police Officer
E! News confirms Richards was around 1:30 a.m. Friday at the Beverly Hills Hotel after security reported a fight. Witnesses described the star as belligerent with slurred speech and reeking of alcohol.
Richards initially refused to come out of a bathroom, but she was eventually apprehended and taken to Beverly Hills Police Station. Richards allegedly kicked a police officer while in custody. She has since been released following charges of public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer. A court hearing has been set for May 10.
Richards has a long history with substance abuse and her attempted road to sobriety. Back in December 2011, she checked into a treatment facility to address her issues, only to check out a month later.
Richards' return to bizarre behavior was documented during the recent season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. During this week's episode 3 of the season seven reunion Kim insisted she has not been struggling with staying sober. She claims an incident involving pain killers during the poker party episode came as a result of a bronchial infection.
Now maybe she'll see what we've been seeing all season long!