The hits just keep coming for “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, Kim Richards. The drama surrounding her drunken rampage has reached new heights. The LA County District Attorney has decided to move forward to criminally prosecute the RHOBH star. According to gossip site, TMZ, Richards is being formally charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery on a cop.
According to the Beverly Hills police department, officers responded to reports of a possible fight at approximately 1:30 am on April 16. Hotel security reported that an “intoxicated female” — Kim Richards — had caused a disturbance at a hotel restaurant and was asked to leave. While being escorted from the hotel, Richards asked to use the bathroom, then refused to come out, according to the police report.
Officers forced entry to the bathroom and promptly took Richards into custody shortly after 2 am. “Ms. Richards was displaying symptoms of alcohol intoxication including slurred speech and belligerent insolent behavior cursing at the officers and passively resisted arrest,” the police report indicated. After being transported for booking, police say, Richards “kicked one of the officers in the leg.” Richards was issued a citation and released. She’s due to appear at the LAX Superior Court on June 10.
Kim was hoping to circumvent criminal charges when she checked into a live-in rehab facility in Malibu last month. The move was triggered by Richards’ arrest followed by a televised intervention attempt by Dr. Phil attended by three of her children.
The criminal charges are major — Richards’ is facing 2.5 years jail time if found gulity. Additionally, ever since the incident happened RHOBH producers have seriously considered firing Kim from her reality gig.
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