At the time of her arrest, Kim was charged with trespassing, public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on a police officer. Now the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has officially been charged with three of the four: battery on a police officer (kicking a police officer), public intoxication, and resisting arrest.
Kim Richards is currently in rehab – again – to seek help with her addiction issues. She made the decision to accept treatment after a disastrous Dr. Phil interview and a recent arrest for public intoxication, but she’s not happy about it!
Dr. Phil confronted the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star about her manipulative and deceitful behaviors and her inability to face the truth. When he offered to get Kim treatment she stormed-out and berated him. Kim finally did check-in to rehab – reportedly a 30-day inpatient program in Malibu – but sources say she is up to her shenanigans in treatment of being demanding, impossible, and trying to leave!
First of all, Kim sounds … off in the beginning; slurry and inarticulate with a glazed expression in her eyes as if she’s reciting from a teleprompter. I don’t think she was – I think it was rehearsed and she was desperate to stay “on message” of denial.
In classic Kim fashion, she was hours late for her sit-down with Dr. Phil leaving him waiting for the interview to start while she fussed over her appearance. Kim denies procrastinating and insists she was ready the whole time, apologizes insincerely. More classic Kim. Dr. Phil is prepared for Kim’s “controlling” behaviors and calls her out throughout the entire segment.
Speaking out about Kim’s state of mind during the interview, Dr. Phil admits he’s concerned about her overall health and stability. The interview left no turn unturned as Kim was confronted about her toxic friendship to Brandi Glanville, whether or not reality TV is healthy for her, her relationship with Kyle Richards, and her constant denial about her own behavior – including blaming the police, the Beverly Hills Hotel, and RHOBH for her arrest!
Dr. Phil shares that Kim got “frustrated” with him throughout the interview because he wouldn’t let her standard behavior of accusations, threats, and excuses stand. “Addicts and alcoholics are great at deflecting, and I think she’s shown a lot of that behavior. I’m not real good at letting people do that… ,” he explained. “I didn’t let her wiggle, and think it was very frustrating for her.”
Kim Richards quietly entered rehab over the weekend, just days after her arrest for public intoxication and her disastrous interview with Dr. Phil. The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star checked herself into a private, live-in facility in Malibu where she can still be close to family and friends, but get the treatment she needs.
Sources say Kim made the decision to go to rehab after discussing it with her family, but she’s still in denial about the severity of her addiction. “If the arrest hadn’t happened she wouldn’t be going to rehab; it would be business as usual. She’s in denial that she has a problem,” a source informs People.
I'll be honest, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been riddled with ladies with some serious issues which can make viewing uncomfortable. Case in point? The sometimes slurring, lethargic, and loopy Kim Richards was often painful to watch. Even after seeking help, she still seemed out-of-it and appeared to be on a downward spiral. For me, that's not entertainment.
However, Kim recently admitted that being accountable to family, friends, and fans has put added (positive) pressure to stay sober. She seems fresher, brighter, and more grounded than the Kim we've grown accustomed to on the Bravo hit. Seriously…it's a video interview, and she looks and sounds like a new lady. Thank goodness, and here's hoping she continues to get better!