Kim Richards Checks Into Rehab After Drunken Arrest: Report

Kim Richards
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has reportedly checked into rehab following a drunken arrest last week Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

Kim Richards is seeking help. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has checked into a Malibu rehab facility, TMZ reports.

According to the site, the facility specializes in substance abuse and she will stay there "as long as it takes." The decision was made after discussing the next step with her family.

The news comes nine days after the TV personality, 50, was arrested for kicking a police officer in the leg while intoxicated at the Beverly Hills Hotel. She was booked and charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, public intoxication, and battery.

Richards, who has chronicled her addiction struggles on RHOBH, received an outpouring of support from other Bravo stars after the incident. She also recently discussed the arrest during an interview with Dr. Phil, which will air on Tuesday, April 28.

"I was angry and frightened and I was scared. I knew what I had done. The whole night is my fault. None of this would have happened if I didn’t drink," Richards recalled to Dr. Phil in a sneak peek. In a second clip, Kyle Richards' sister appeared horrified when he appeared to insult her parenting. The mother of four asked if the chat was actually an intervention and then walked out.

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