Kim Richards Speaks Out For First Time On Drunken Arrest In Emotional

Kim Richards

Kim Richards is speaking out for the first time since her shocking arrest last week following a drunken altercation at The Beverly Hills Hotel.

The former child star turned Real Housewife discusses her demons in an emotional interview with Dr. Phil set to air April 28, her first for a national audience since the arrest.

Among the topics the 50-year-old is slated to discuss is her longtime struggle with alcoholism.

About her April 16 arrest, Richards reveals, 'I was angry and frightened and I was scared. I knew what I had done. The whole night is my fault. None of this would have happened if I didn’t drink.'

Richards - who has been to rehab three times - was charged with with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest and battery on a police officer and arrested at the Beverly Hills Hotel last week. 

Sat with Dr. Phil: Kim Richards is speaking out for the first time since her shocking arrest last week following a drunken altercation at The Beverly Hills Hotel

Contradicting reports: Some sources involved in production of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills say that Kim Richard's protestations that she was sober last season were laughable - while others say she was doing better than ever

Currently, Kim is scheduled to appear at the Los Angeles Superior Court on May 10 following her April 16 incident at the Polo Lounge where she 'caused a disturbance at the hotel restaurant and was taken into custody at the Beverly Hills Police Department.'

According to the Richards family friend, Kim's drunk actions were brought on after watching the three-part reunion for the seventh season, which left her 'distraught' and 'very embarrassed.'

But that wasn't the only cause. Kim's ex-husband Monty Brinson - who is battling Stage IV cancer - continues to lean on her for support, which fans were able to watch on the recent RHOBH season.

'A big part of all of this is that she is just stressed out,' the pal explained. 'She is under a lot of pressure, especially because of Monty. 

While Kim Richards staunchly defended herself during the last season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills - maintaining that she no longer struggles with substance abuse - reports from the cast and crew tell a different story.

Several sources involved in production told TMZ that Kim's recent protestations that she was sober were laughable.

And while veteran cast members Kyle Richards, Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster learned to look the other way to avoid drama, Lisa Rinna and Eileen Davidson were the ones to confront the star.

Insiders say that the 50-year-old would never drink where people could see her, sometimes drinking in the bathroom and emerging drunk. 

However, other sources from the show say that Kim was doing a better job than ever of keeping her addiction under control. 

Interestingly, Brandi Glanville - who was one of Kim's closest friends during season five - sided with both camps, depending on who you talked to.

They knew better: Veteran cast members such as Kim's sister Kyle, Yolanda Foster and Lisa Vanderpump all chose to look away during the last season to avoid confrontation

Speaking out: Eileen Davidson (third left) and Lisa Rinna (second from right) were the two who chose to confront Kim about her issues during season five

One crew member revealed that Kim's sobriety was called into question several months ago after the incident where the mother-of-four's dog bit her sister Kyle's daughter Alexia. 

When a dog trainer was sent to her house to assess the situation Kim was reportedly such a mess he had to help put her to bed.

Kim was arrested on Thursday morning after a drunken altercation at The Beverly Hills Hotel where she had to be dragged out of a bathroom after refusing to leave the premises.

She was taken to jail and cited with trespass, battery on a police officer, resisting arrest and drunk in public.

Meanwhile, it has been reported that the former child star may be booted off the Bravo show as producers feel she has become a liability due to her issues with substance abuse.

Playing both sides: Insiders say that Brandi Glanville (centre) - who was one of Kim's closest plas during the last season - sides with both camps

Confirmed: Details of Kim's arrest were revealed in a statement from the Beverly Hills police department

Since she first appeared on the hit reality show in 2010, her sobriety has been her major storyline, with her recent relapse as the driving force between Kim and Kyle's distant relationship. 

TMZ alleges that Bravo are concerned that due to the nature of the show, they could be held accountable if something was to happen to Kim.

There have been no permanent decisions made however, according to the gossip site.

The next season of RHOBH has a few months before production picks up again so the final decision has yet to be concrete. 

Distressed: The mother-of-four reportedly started drinking after watching all three RHOBH reunion shows on Wednesday night

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