Kim Richards Checks Into Rehab Following Drunken Arrest

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards has checked into rehab following her drunken arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel a week and a half ago (Apr. 16, 2015).

TMZ reports that she’s seeking treatment at a live-in facility in Malibu that specializes in substance abuse. She allegedly discussed her next steps with family, and will stay there “as long as it takes.”

The 50-year-old reality TV star was causing a commotion at the hotel restaurant and when she was asked to leave, she refused and locked herself in the bathroom. When she was taken into custody, she kicked a police officer.

She ended up being charged with trespassing, resisting arrest, public intoxication and batter on a police officer. She detailed her arrest during an interview with Dr. Phil, which is set to air on Tuesday (Apr. 28, 2015).

Richards went to rehab back in 2011, and was sober until she relapsed in Season 5 of RHOBH.