Kim Richards Officially Charged in Drunken Hotel Incident

Kim Richards
Kim Richards was arrested on April 16 after an incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

Despite her emotional appearance on Dr. Phil and her subsequent trip to rehab, Kim Richards still has to answer for her actions on April 16. Us Weekly confirms that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been officially charged after the incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel, in which she got drunk, yelled at others in the bar, locked herself in the bathroom, and reportedly kicked a police officer.

Richards, 50, has been charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest, and battery on a cop by the L.A. County District Attorney. According to the official court documents, Richards was "under the influence of intoxicating liquor and a drug, a controlled substance, and toluene." According to TMZ, the worst case scenario for Richards is that she could serve two and a half years in jail.

After the headline-making display, Richards appeared on Dr. Phil, where she had several emotional breakdowns. 

“I know I’ve put a huge dent in the work that I’ve worked so hard to build over the last few years,” Richards said through tears during the televised interview. “I know that’s going to take time to rebuild. I just want to do the right thing, and I want to be as strong as I can be. I know that me sober I can handle almost anything.”

Since then, Richards has checked into rehab to help with her ongoing substance abuse problems. An arraignment hearing is scheduled for June 11 in Los Angeles. 

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