Kim Richards Talks Addiction & Arrest On Dr. Phil

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Kim Richards is definitely going through a rough patch. The reality star — whose struggle with addiction and sobriety has been closely documented on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills — was arrested on April 16. Clearly drunk, she refused to leave the bathroom at the Beverly Hills Hotel (and even apparently kicked a police officer). While Richards won’t approach the legal bench about her transgression until June, she’s already gone to the people’s bench: Dr. Phil.

In an early transcript leaked from the show, Richards, 50, said she was angry and frightened at the time of her arrest for public intoxication. “I knew what I had done. The whole night is my fault. None of this would have happened if I didn’t drink.”

No doubt that’s the case. Richard’s struggle with alcohol was a central thread on the most recent season of her hit TV show, and it was often painful to watch. Hopefully Dr. Phil can help her sort some things out. Refusing to leave the bathroom at a fancy hotel when you know you’re on thin ice sounds like a pretty loud cry for help. [People]
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