Kim Richards has repeatedly denied struggling with her sobriety on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but there’s no denying her struggles now. Last week, on April 16, the Bravo reality star was arrested and charged with public intoxication, among other things, after she made a scene at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Here, as detailed in the new issue of Us Weekly, is a timeline of her arrest and the events leading up to it earlier that evening.
Richards’ night began rather uneventfully, with an innocent dinner among friends at the Beverly Hills Hotel’s posh Polo Lounge. It was only after her pals left that she hit the bar, an onlooker tells Us.
That’s where she ran into trouble. “She became loud, yelling and laughing at other people,” a second eyewitness recalls. “She was slurring, and people were moving away because they didn’t want to be on the receiving end of her comments.”
Bartenders at the hotel attempted to escort her out, the first onlooker says, “but she was past the point of being reasonable.” Once security was called, Richards asked to use the restroom — and then refused to come out.
The police report picks up from there, detailing Richards’ arrest at 2:04 a.m. Sometime between then and her release at 10:36 a.m., she was booked at Beverly Hills Police Station, where she reportedly kicked an officer.
“I was angry and frightened and I was scared. I knew what I had done,” she told Dr. Phil McGraw in an interview set to air April 28. “The whole night is my fault. None of this would have happened if I didn’t drink.”
For more on Kim Richards’ troubles — including details on her history with substance abuse and her relationships with sisters Kyle Richards and Kathy Hilton — pick up the new issue of Us Weekly, out now.
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