Kim Richards Skips Court Appearance Due to Foot Injury, but Source Says She'll Accept Plea Deal for Earlier Arrest

by Jackie Willis 12:42 PM PDT, August 31, 2015
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Kim Richards did not appear in court on Monday for a hearing pertaining to her April arrest at the Beverly Hills Hotel, but she is expected to accept a plea deal when she's back in court on Sept. 14, a source tells ET.

Richards will plead guilty to one charge of resisting arrest and will receive 36 months of probation, 30 days of community service, and agree to attend 52 AA meetings, the source says. 

The court would then dismiss two charges -- count three battery against a peace officer, and count one of public intoxication.  

A source tells ET that the former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star suffered an injury two days ago, after her foot got caught in a door when it was shutting. Richards' doctor told her to stay off her feet for two weeks.

A photo documenting the injury was provided to lawyers to explain why she didn't appear in court, the source says, and a photo obtained by ET shows a cut extending down approximately one inch between her toes. 

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In July, Richards spoke to ET exclusively about her struggle with staying sober, and what led to her public outburst at the swanky hotel.

"I love sobriety," she told ET's Nischelle Turner. "I've always loved sobriety, and relapsing was very hard for me. It was not easy. I have to say, don't take this wrong, but I really wanted to go to treatment because I needed a break from what I was going through at home."

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After her arrest, Richards entered rehab for the fourth time. According to the Beverly Hills Police Department, she was acting belligerent and refused to leave the hotel’s restaurant, locking herself in the bathroom. Once taken into custody, she reportedly kicked a police officer in the leg. The reality star was charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer. She was also issued a citation for a misdemeanor.

When ET spoke with Richards, she cited family stress as a contributing factor to her relapse. "Monty, my ex-husband, is very sick and my son wasn't well," she said. "And I had to give away my dog, and I wasn't talking to my sister [Kyle Richards]."

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While Richards seemed hellbent on staying out of trouble, she was arrested again in August for shoplifting at a Target in Los Angeles. The 50-year-old reality star was formally charged with one count of petty theft.

ET learned that before being arrested by Target security officers, Richards had filled three carts full of merchandise and then unloaded them one by one into her car. However, Richards allegedly did not pay for one of the cartloads, which included over $600 worth of toys.

The aforementioned plea deal does not pertain to the Target arrest. 

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Here's more from Richards' emotional ET interview: