Kim Richards is speaking out in an official statement released this afternoon via her rep. Kim wants to explain the circumstances surrounding Kingsley’s attack on her niece, Alexia Umansky, aka Kyle Richards’ daughter.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star shares, “First off let me start by saying the safety and welfare of my family means the world to me. I love Alexia like she is my own child and have been in constant contact with my sister Kyle and niece Alexia. The events that lead up to Kingsley biting Alexia resulted from the girls entering my bedroom after I already told them my room was off limits. Alexia has been away from college for months and hasn’t seen Kingsley in a long time. Kingsley is used to the home being full of children and since the kids have gone away, the house has become quiet. While the two have been very close and friendly in the past, the dog has become very protective of me in the meantime. When guests are over Kinglsey stays in my bedroom and has been given access to a special fenced in area in my backyard. Anyone entering the house is made aware that the dog should not be bothered. ”
Kim continues, “The second I realized Alexia had been bitten on the finger leaving a puncture mark on her thumb, I immediately called my sister, Kyle, and took her to the nearest emergency room. After the wound was cleaned and bandaged the girls went on with their day and I stayed in contact to make sure that my niece was ok. After she re-entered the hospital two days later, I have visited and continue to make sure that she is in good spirits. The one procedure that Alexia has had was to clean the wound to make sure it would not get infected.”
Hmm. So Kim says it was just a procedure to clean a wound, but Kyle said “surgeries.”
Kim finished, stating she’s not sure what is going to happen next with the dog. “At this point I am looking at options to what the next step is for Kingsley. As many of you can relate, he is my best friend. This is a very difficult decision and time for all of us, but the safety of my family always comes first.”
I do find it a little alarming that Kim hadn’t been socializing him recently! That’s never a good thing.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK KIM SHOULD DO WITH KINGSLEY? SHOULD HE BE WITH SOMEONE WHO CAN PROPERLY TRAIN AND SOCIALIZE HIM?
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