#RHOBH Star Kim Richards Back in Los Angeles But Says “No” To Rehab

Posted on Jun 2 2015 - 7:01am by Avigail

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Despite falling off the wagon and ruining her daughter’s wedding in Mexico, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, Kim Richards is saying NO to rehab.

“Kim came back from Cabo last week but is refusing to go back to rehab,” an insider tells Radar Online. “She suffered a huge relapse at the wedding, and was mixing booze and pills. However, Kim is refusing to go back to rehab.”

As previously reported, Richards, 50, was under the influence at the wedding and caused a ruckus, embarrassing her daughter and her guests. Then to make matters worse, after the wedding, Kim went missing and ditched rehab. She’s back in Los Angeles but is not keeping up with her commitment to sobriety.

“Kim has been in contact with sister’s Kyle and Kathy, but both siblings are obviously very concerned about her,” the source claims, “there is only so much the family can do for Kim, and refusing to get help is a big obstacle.”

Richards previously spent time in a treatment facility for alcohol abuse in 2011 and has insisted on episodes of RHOBH that she’s been sober ever since.

The reality star’s attorney was in the process of negotiating a plea deal in connection with Kim’s drunken rampage arrest in April. Rehab was an intricate part of the deal however the plea may be off the table now in light of her refusal to return to rehab. Stay tuned.


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25 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. MidwestMiddie June 2, 2015 at 7:19 am -

    I wish Kim, her sisters and all of their family members would steer clear of publicity. Period!
    Right, Conrad?

    • Livie1 June 2, 2015 at 7:45 am -

      Midwest, I am sick to death of all these people, the Richards/Hiltons, the Jenner/Kardashians, the ________ ( insert names here.) All the same. Fame, good or not so good, is their god. Getting their faces and names out there no matter the cost seems to be their true religion. So yeah, I doubt any of them will be steering clear of publicity!!!

  2. Jennymckitty June 2, 2015 at 7:30 am -

    If she is saying “no” to rehab, I hope Bravo is saying ” no more Kim”. Unfortunately, with all the publicity, I think Bravo will want her more. They really don’t care about her health…only see the potential ratings.
    The court may give her jail time. With the overcrowding in CA prisons that will probably mean about 45 minutes behind bars.

    • Livie1 June 2, 2015 at 7:38 am -

      Probably something like her niece Paris got….

  3. WaWaWaWHAT! June 2, 2015 at 8:16 am -

    BET…Kim will go back to rehab ‘by her own choice’ on June 10th…A DAY before she is scheduled in court…I hope she gets the max punishment!

    Kim is STILL living her Little House on the Prairie days…bitch NO BODY CARES of your success many many moons ago…get your life in order if NOT for yourself or kids…do it for Kingsely!!!

    • Guardian June 2, 2015 at 9:08 am -

      I agree re her timing of returning to rehab versus court. It is clear that like any addict, she continues to do as her substances please.

      • Livie1 June 2, 2015 at 7:54 pm -

        “do as her substances please” – that is a GREAT phrase Guardian! Describes it perfectly!!

  4. WaWaWaWHAT! June 2, 2015 at 8:19 am -

    I LOVE how the camera HATES Kim Richards!!!

    Just looking at her one can tell she had a slew of problems…and a flask in her pocket

  5. TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes June 2, 2015 at 8:21 am -

    There’s no way Bravo can possibly renew her contract this year if she is refusing rehab. I think even if she had received treatment they probably wouldn’t want to renew because she’s too much of a liability now but this just makes it worse. She doesn’t care about the damage she does to anyone else.

    • Jennymckitty June 2, 2015 at 8:33 am -

      Does Bravo think like that? If she signs a new contract (I’d love to read one), it sounds like she is assuming responsibility and Bravo can’t be held accountable for anything that happens to her. At least that is my understanding. Everyone that films with them signs a release saying they can’t sue Bravo. They may be morally responsible, but are they legally responsible?
      My opinion of Bravo is so low. I picture them salivating over the possibility of filming Kim while she unravels.

      • Guardian June 2, 2015 at 9:13 am -

        I find their “concern” so shallow when cast members have problems. Sometimes, I get the feeling that they try to make it seem as if showing these things are like a public service when in fact it is self serving for Bravo.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes June 3, 2015 at 1:48 am -

        I don’t know. I think they would still be conscious of a duty of care to the other cast mates and none of them will want to have a limo ride with Kim again! I also think the dog bite was probably a big turn off for them too. Release or no Kim is still a headache for them with not much return – she is like Teresa Giudice and wants to censor everything so they don’t even get to show her reality.

    • Elizabeth Fisher June 2, 2015 at 12:38 pm -

      I agree… Bravo knows that Kim is not well-liked and have threatened to ax her every year. The only thing that has saved Kim in the past is Kyle threatening to not come back if Kim wasn’t brought back. After last season, I don’t think we have to worry about that. The fact that LVP, Kyle, Lisa R. and Eileen were signed over a month ago to come back next season, and Kim and Boozdi weren’t, is very telling. I think Boozdi is also on the chopping block. I think Andy finally “got it” after his twitter and FB feeds were inundated with posts telling him to fire both Kim and Boozdi.

      • misstc June 2, 2015 at 6:34 pm -

        Blandie Trashville not renewed? Whee…gotta go & open up the Champs!

  6. Just a jersey girl June 2, 2015 at 10:16 am -

    She needs help, the last thing Kim needs is to be on a Reality TV. She has proven she cannot handle it.

  7. Sophia Z. June 2, 2015 at 11:09 am -

    Absolutely not on a plea deal. Regardless if she goes back into rehab. She needs to learn a lesson and it’s up to a judge to hand it to her. Enough with giving ‘celebrities’ special treatment!

  8. bali1228 June 2, 2015 at 11:45 am -

    Hopefully she does a bit of time. Not a lot necessarily, but enough to be punitive and for her to be taught a lesson. Enough with the spa rehabs. Ninety days in the LA county jail will sober her up!

    • Livie1 June 2, 2015 at 7:19 pm -

      Then release her to do community service at a children’s hospital ward for a true REALITY check. Maybe she might grow up, finally.

      • bali1228 June 2, 2015 at 7:49 pm -

        Maybe looking after the victims of drunk drivers, considering the POS is one.

        • Livie1 June 2, 2015 at 7:52 pm -


        • Karma June 2, 2015 at 10:57 pm -

          YES that’s a great idea but I’m thinking it’ll probably go over her head & she’ll think this will never happen to me I’ve been driving drunken & drugged & not been in a car wreck.

          I truly hope I’m wrong & doing community work is a hospital ir rehab centre that people have been severely disabled because of people like kim that drive intoxicated.

          I honestly believe she has some brain damage from yrs of drinking & drugging I mean shit she looks about 60yrs old not 50yrs old

  9. whose gonna do my hair! June 2, 2015 at 11:51 am -

    Poor me, Pour me another, Wah!

  10. T's Martini Lounge June 2, 2015 at 12:15 pm -

    She looks awful for 50. The ravages of too much booze, drugs and sun people!

  11. WestCoastFeed June 2, 2015 at 2:48 pm -

    ROL is now saying that she checked back into rehab yesterday.

    • Karma June 2, 2015 at 10:45 pm -

      Hi WCF

      I read the same thing personally I don’t believe it but who knows maybe her attorney advise her to check in to rehab help her case,

      Even if she does her stint in rehab soon as she comes out she’ll be back to her old self she has to want to get clean and sober for herself not for avoiding jail or doing it for anyone else otherwise it won’t work.

      Also a 28 day rehab at a spa is a joke she needs a long stay stint 6 months minimum.

      I hate to say this but if she keeps going as she is she won’t live much longer I personally don’t like Kim but but i would never wish I’ll will toward her.

      Bravo needs to fire her for so many reasons plus she really has no storyline