Richards went into further detail on how Russell was in basic Los Angeles financial trouble, spending more than he made. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
star was living beyond his means, a trait Richards attributed to the show and its "keeping up with the Joneses" lifestyle. He also refuted reports that Russell was millions in the hole and any abuse claims
, stating that making sure his client's name wasn't defamed in that light was one of the chief reasons he's provided his services.