Kim Richards was forced into 72 hours of involuntary hospital confinement so her mental well being could be assessed.
The former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was hospitalized under a 5150 involuntary psychiatric hold last week.
She voluntarily agreed to further treatment after the hold expired and is now being treated at a facility in southern California.
The troubled star’s attorney confirmed the news .
Kim’s family had been pushing for it for some time, with a source saying, “They were at the end of their rope trying to get her help and decided to force her to get it”.
Another insider told the website her family had said unless she sought help she would be cut off from them financially.
When a 5150 is used, the person is put under 72 hours of involuntary confinement so physicians can assess if they are a danger to herself or to others.
The news emerged the day before Kim was due in court to face charges of shoplifting, following her arrest in Target earlier this month.
Kim was arrested for theft on August 2 as she tried to steal two carts full of goods prior to her arrest.
She was spotted grabbing reusable bags at the location, and filling them with merchandise in the dollar section, before heading to the express line and leaving without attempting to check out.
Kim spent the night in jail after the cops arrived on scene and arrested her for theft, and posted her $5,000 bail the following day.
Just two months ago, Richards was arrested after having a drunken confrontation with police at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
She ended up being charged with public intoxication, battery, and resisting arrest.
The mother-of-four, who had starred on Bravo’s RHOBH since 2010, had moved out of her leased home in early June and since leaving rehab had been staying with friends and relatives.
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