Kim Richards, who stars on the reality show “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly attacking a police officer while intoxicated.
Police were called to The Beverly Hills Hotel at approximately 1:30 am, where the 50-year-old was acting like a hot mess after a Polo Lounge bartender refused to serve her another vodka tonic.
Just after midnight, the mother-of-four was refused service by a bartender after she’d had a few too many vodka tonics.
The reality star became enraged and shouted, “Don’t you know who I am?”
Kim, who has struggled with substance abuse in the past, then went to the bathroom and refused to come out.
Beverly Hills Police Department spokesman Lt. Lincoln Hoshino, stated that Richards appeared to have “had too much to drink and was disturbing some of the other patrons” in the hotel’s restaurant.
The troubled reality star was asked to leave by hotel security but refused. After finally agreeing to leave, she then went into the hotel’s bathroom and refused to come out.
“Hotel security requested to make a Private Persons Arrest and BHPD officers entered the restroom and took her into custody,” Hoshino stated.
Hoshino adds, “She was passively resisting and she was taken into custody on Private Person Arrest.”
And to top it off, Kim reportedly kicked a police officer while being booked at the Beverly Hills Police station.
Richards, who has since been released and faces a May 10th court date, has been charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer.
She was released on $20,000 bail at around 10:30 am in the morning.
Kim’s family are just heartbroken over her recent behavior.
Her erratic behavior has family members and close friends very concerned. Her pit bull dog bit her niece in November 2014, requiring surgery. She refused to re-home the dog, who had attacked other people too.
A family insider said, “It will never get better. … She’s been a mess, showing up late to events and social gatherings and acting bizarre or belligerent or both. They of course love [Kim] and want to help, but no one can talk any sense into her because she is so out of it.”
During an episode of RHOBH in January, Kim insisted, “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I don’t do drugs … I don’t have anything to hide”.
Kim Richards entered rehab for alcohol addiction in December 2011 and has struggled to stay sober.
After leaving rehab in 2012, Kim said, “I’m getting reconnected with my kids, and that’s been a huge thing for me. It’s not what I expected when I came home. I was like, ‘Hey! I’m home! Let’s all get back exactly where we were!’ And they were like, ‘Ummm, life is a little different now.’ So it was like a little bit of a challenge when I got home, which I didn’t expect”.
She has four adult children, daughters Brooke Brinson, Whitney Davis and Kimberly Jackson, and a son – Chad Davis.
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