Kim Richards Gets Probation Over Public Intoxication Arrest, Ordered to Attend Alcoholics Anonymous
Kim Richards has accepted a plea deal following her public intoxication arrest in April.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star will receive three years summary probation and 30 days of community labor, the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced Monday.
Richards will also have to attend 52 weeks of Alcoholics Anonymous and stay away from the Beverly Hills Hotel, where she was arrested.
In the early morning hours of April 16, police were called to the hotel’s swanky Polo Lounge, after Richards allegedly refused to leave. She allegedly kicked an officer, according to prosecutors.
Richards has admitted she struggles with alcoholism and checked herself into rehab shortly afterwards. Officials charged her with three misdemeanors: public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery on a cop.
She was arrested again Aug. 2 for allegedly shoplifting from a Los Angeles Target, spending the night in jail before posting $5,000 bail.
Because of her ongoing struggles, Richards will not be returning next season to Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.