We’ve Got a Runner! Kim Richards Storms Out of Dr. Phil Interview When Offered Rehab

Posted on Apr 23 2015 - 5:00am by BeachSpin

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We’ve got a runner! “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, Kim Richards recently sat down with Dr. Phil McGraw, to spill her guts about her recent arrest, triggered by an alcohol fueled rampage, as well as her ongoing issues with substance abuse, in an interview set to air April 28th.

READ: Kim Richards Talks To Dr. Phil About Her Arrest: “None of This Would Have Happened If I Didn’t Drink”

A new report claims that the exchange ended in a dramatic meltdown, with Richards storming out of the room in tears, screeching obscenities and running down a hallway towards her hotel suite in the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where a group of friends were waiting. The rampage was reportedly triggered by Dr. Phil offering to help place her in a top treatment facility, and onlookers were stunned as Richards dramatically bolted in response. She was overheard angrily ranting,

“You can forget this whole thing, here’s your microphone I’m done, I’m leaving, I wanna talk to my family.”

Richards’ older sister, Kathy Hilton, as well as three of her children, Brooke, Chad, and Kimberly were there for support. Daughter Whitney, was not present. Her son Chad was reportedly heard pleading with his mom to take the offer of rehab, after she stormed out of interview. Chad also revealed that his mother not only struggles with alcohol, but pill and marijuana use are also in the messy picture.

READ: Step Out of the Spotlight! Bravo Challenged to FIRE Kim Richards to Spur Recovery

The Daily Mail UK, asserts Brooke was seen chasing her mom after her dramatic exit, and they were heard arguing, with Richards commenting,

“I’m not going down there, I’m not going for three months and I’m not going to miss your wedding.”

​Brooke lashed back,

“What’s the big deal?. Why do you have to be so f***ing picky, just go get the help you need. You have to do this mom.”

Kim disagreed, and insisted that she would seek help from her own doctor and therapist, in order to stay close to her family, adding an angry assertion that she did not drink every day. An eyewitness at the hotel told the site,

“Kim insisted that any program had to fit her needs, saying she wouldn’t go out of state, wanted to do a 30-day not 60-day program, didn’t want to miss her daughter Brooke’s wedding in May and was worried about being away from Monty.”

Kim’s ex-husband, Monty Brinson, is currently suffering from lung, brain, and spine cancer.​ Evidently, Kim’s kids tried to get her to return to the interview, but she refused. After the dust settled, Dr. Phil came by Richards’ suite, and tried to convince her to ditch the excuses and take the deal. 

READ: Excuses, Excuses! #RHOBH Reunion Stress Blamed for Kim Richards Drunken Rampage

Kim reportedly calmer,  launched into her characteristic rambling, abruptly changing the direction of her rant.

“I do respect you and admire you… I do trust you, I don’t know you, but I know you, so I can trust you and my kids trust you.”

The episode ended with Kim stating that she needed to speak to her life-coach, doctor, and had to give it some thought before she made a decision on her treatment. Let’s hope that this thought process isn’t a blasted one, and that her life-coach hasn’t quit her day job!

No word from Bravo on what future Kim Richards has on the show…there was also no mention in the story of her sister Kyle, being present throughout the ordeal.  If that was the case, I say GOOD for her!

 

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  • Nancy Krystofik

    Kim is of no help to her daughter or xhusband, at this point, skip the second wedding and start the treatment.

    • Bad Barbie

      Right. IF she died of an overdose or heart attack can she make it to the wedding?!
      I wouldn’t be surprised if Monty outlives her at the rate she is going.

      • Nancy Krystofik

        Excellent points!

  • Jennymckitty

    I hope that Kyle is seeking therapy on her own and that we don’t hear about it. That would show real growth on her part.
    I would love to know if Monty is really living with her. I saw the Tweet he sent to Doxing and Gaby saying he was.

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      I believe Monty covers up a lot for Kim out of some misguided idea of “love”. He spends a lot of time with his other ex wife and in Vegas. No doubt he stays with Kim often but he is not living there full time.

      • Bad Barbie

        Doesn’t he have a wife? Who was the other lady with him in one of the episodes.

        • Nancy Krystofik

          I thought an introduction of her getting ready for the wedding With Kim said she was Monty’s wife. I had wondered if his wife also lives with Kim, I.never believed he lived with Kim, maybe a Long visit or two. I checked a biography on Monty, said he is divorced. Will recheck…

        • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

          She’s his ex too but he seems just as close with her as he is with Kim. Monty likes to spread himself around 🙂

    • Bad Barbie

      Kyle?

      • Jennymckitty

        Yes. I think she needs some form of support to handle her relationship with her alcoholic sister and the toxic family dynamics. She was obviously excluded from this. Kathy, the good sister was there. Whether she wasn’t invited or she was smart enough to exclude herself, I feel she will be punished.

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    He didn’t want to enable her and gave her a hard time. She couldn’t handle someone not crying with her or kissing her ass, so she left. This is typical behavior for this bitch. Bet Andy is pissed she went to Dr Phil to talk and not him – ha!

  • itsjustme

    Kim will go to her doctor so he can prescribe her more pills. After that the life coach will tell her she is doing great and will tell her she doesn’t need to change a thing. In the mean time she’ll be continuing to drink, pop her pills and tell everyone around her SHE WILL NOT discus her sobriety because she is working VERY HARD at it!…ACKKK!!
    If Bravo continues to employ her I’M DONE!

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    How sad that her son with his own mental health issues has to plead with her to go to rehab. What a mess this woman has made and she is thinking of no one but herself. What better gift to Monty in his dying months could she give but to let him know she is getting help. I am sure he would feel much more at peace knowing she was in rehab and taking care of herself rather than acting like his illness is a burden that might be making her buckle. Her daughter has already had a wedding, Kim needs to stop looking for excuses.

    • Jennymckitty

      I was thinking the same thing. However, being able to honestly confront his mother may be healing for him. I’m sure her children are very tired of perpetuating Kim’s lies. I imagine they aren’t allowed to voice their concerns and frustrations over her drug and alcohol use.

      • MorningYawn

        Oh I hope confronting her is healing for him!!! I just want to hug that child!!!

        • Jennymckitty

          My heart breaks for all her children but particularly Chad.

      • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

        I hope so, for his sake. I am sure he has enough to deal with.

        • Jennymckitty

          I can’t imagine how difficult it must be for him….having emotional problems and having to live a life of lies….always pretending everything is fine and your mom is sober. I hope his father is supportive and there is some normality and stability in his life.

          • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

            Did you see the preview clip? Her kids sitting on the couch nearby and she turns and says “is this an intervention?!” before walking out. Seems like she reacts similarly to them as she did to LisaR and Kyle. She really must have believed she could censor and bully Dr Phil like she does her family and co-stars.

          • Jennymckitty

            I’m sure she reacts to them the same way she did to Lisa R if they ever try to bring up her sobriety.

  • DLister

    Truly sad. I think she may be completely terrified of the idea of living life sober.

    • I know you mean this sincerely but this comment just made me LOL.

      Hi DLister! 🙂

      • DLister

        Hey, beautiful sunshine! Indeed! I had watched a documentary about addicts, and there is a truth about the fear of living life without the crutches (alcohol and drugs) that these addicts have relied upon for so long.

        • Susan Thorne Zavagli

          my friend is back to AA…..her new addiction….she throws herself 100% into it and shuts herself off from her friends and family ….then she goes back to drinking…she has been to the best of the best treatment centers and still can’t control her addiction…..when it’s not drinking it’s spending money and maxing credit cards…it’s eating…..everything to a excess….I am so fed up with her right now because she is storing things at my house and my daughters …lots of stuff and she took off to Florida and bought a RV which she is financing and needs to buy a truck to move the damn thing.. which she doesn’t have the money for til she turns her leased car in……her mail comes to me and it is all credit card bills and she tells me she is broke and not spending……any suggestions out there would be appreciated

          • DLister

            Thank you so much for sharing, Susan! I feel for you — and for your friend. It sounds a bit to me as though she has some sort of neurochemical problem, which is the root of “everything to excess.” In other words, this behavior is not in her control. AA won’t work because I feel she may need a specific pharmaceutical regimen via a psychiatrist. Evening out the disturbed imbalance of neurochemistry will greatly assist her in then achieving success via behavioral counseling.

            In the meantime, you should absolutely protect yourself, your family and your interests. Keep her at arms’ length, and apprise her that you care about her and her future but unless she seeks and acquires the correct help, you can’t give much more at all.

          • Susan Thorne Zavagli

            she had stayed with me before taking off for Florida and twice I caught her drinking and told her I wouldn’t tolerate it and that I loved her and she was hurting herself…….I want to talk to her about getting her stuff moved ….she said August she would have a truck…I don’t believe her …with the way she spends money she won’t be able to get back to NY …what do I say without getting angry

          • Bad Barbie

            Maybe you need to get angry?

            How does she get money to begin with? Sounds like she can’t keep it together.

          • Susan Thorne Zavagli

            thanks Barbie……..she collects about 6K a month SS and her deceased husbands pension……she is also a RN with several degrees and was a Administrator for a Elder Care for which the owners hadn’t paid her for two years but she had her own apt. at the facility and wasn’t paying rent or utilities…..she attempted to sue them but the Att. wanted a 7K retainer…she left and they are still in operation …she claims they owe her $230,000.00 in back wages…she is a good person and has helped many people..but…she is in dire need of help with her addictive personality…I am angry being left with her unfinished business

          • Bad Barbie

            Put all her stuff up for sale (if anything is worth it) It may cost you the friendship but it doesn’t sound like you are getting anything good out of it anyway. Hope you find a resolution soon.

          • RustyToddler

            Find out first what the law requires for the goods to be considered abandoned. Return all mail back to sender. She’ll get the message.

  • Melba59

    I hope Dr Phil didn’t offer to pay for the rehab for her, like he does with so many other guests. There’s plenty of people in the US and Canada who sincerely desire to go thru rehab and can’t afford it and would be so appreciative if Dr Phil gifted them with a good rehab place. Let Kim pay for her own. Her quotes in this article make it seem like she’s not ready for rehab anyway, so give someone else a chance.

    • I couldn’t agree anymore! Well said.

      • Fritz the. At

        Hi Doc! Hope you’re feeling better.
        Bravo really is a cesspool isn’t it?

        • Hi Fritz. Thanks for caring. Yes, a cesspool breathing ground.

    • bellaboo

      His offer was a paid rehab

  • MidwestMiddie

    I’m sooooo tired of the Richard Sisters and their long history of family troubles.
    Take them away Bravo!!!! Please!

  • Anne Green

    IMO, Kim has been an addict for much of her adult life. She knows no other way to live. Her entire family has coddled her for years and years to keep her addiction and dramas out of the media. Now that she is another Bravo created disaster, she thriving off the drama. Her many stints in rehab in the past were for her family’s benefit not because she wanted it. Maybe her family finally thought exposure would force Kim to see her addiction for what it is. That plan didn’t work because Kim doesn’t want the help….she is afraid to live the life of a “sober” person. She would have to accept responsibility for her actions, remove herself from the “triggers” of continued use of drugs and alcohol and walk away from the limelight. All her life, she has been “allowed” to abuse and manipulate her family and friends. You can’t help somebody who doesn’t want to help themselves. Unfortunately, I see her as the next Amy Winehouse. It’s very sad but it’s only a matter of time.

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      matter of time…I agree

    • Bad Barbie

      Wait, her family didn’t put her business out there. She should own her part on that too. She is an adult who wanted to be on reality tv. She could have declined. I highly doubt Kyle twisted her arm given the fact that Kim swears she is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Damn…this druggie had a group of friends waiting for her in her hotel room?! Hope that room doesn’t have a mini bar o.0

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      friends wouldn’t tolerate this behavior they are enablers

    • twifan2

      They have Room Service, WaWaWa! 🙂

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    I could see this going down…

    Kim wasn’t ready to admit she’s a user and HAS NOT, I repeat…HAS NOT been sober for 3 years!!

    • Susan Thorne Zavagli

      she was going to sit there and lie and swear she is sober and made a mistake….she was going to try to convince the public she is cured…..she is a good actress.. but not that good

      • Bad Barbie

        sounds like her son put her on blast. I wonder if she screams “You are mean and a beast” to him too..?!

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Kim would go to rehab IF…
    1. She doesn’t have to be actually present in the facility;
    2. Have unlimited access to her cocktail of daily drugs;
    3. STILL ‘claim’ that she’s been sober for 3 years; &
    4. If Kyle went with her;

    • MorningYawn

      #4 of course! She needs someone to blame!

    • #2

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        You know that’s all she wants…she’ll do a lifetime of rehab if she could continue her daily cocktail of drinks, pills & …weed o.0 LOL

        • Kim’s addiction is going to be the death of her. There is only so much destruction her body and mind can take before it conks out.

          • Bad Barbie

            I am surprised she is not dead already.

          • You and me both!

    • Bad Barbie

      You forgot Kingsley.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    This dummy went on Dr. Phil to ‘tell her story’ then ends up running off at the mention of ‘treatment’ which she so desperately needs! Makes sense, right?

  • colleen

    Oh, so she DID go back to finish interview! Good
    My DVR is already set up to record. Lol
    Things look very bad for Kim. Her addiction affects many more than just her

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    it is obvious she is not willing to get treatment unless it is on her terms ..which by the way have not worked for her…..it would take a legal action to get her committed and she just keeps slipping through the cracks…….she is heading for a fall and no one but her can prevent this and she is not willing to accept her illness…sad…very sad

    • Bad Barbie

      Lord forbid anyone else tells her about herself.

  • MorningYawn

    Is there a sadder thing in the world than children running after their m begging her to get help?

    • Bad Barbie

      Imagine, they are adult now. I think this was also happening when they were younger. What a shame. This lady doesn’t seem to care about anything but her next fix.

      • MorningYawn

        It’s so sad and pathetic! Their whole lives they have run after mom in hopes she would stop.

  • Trippinhhard

    Her son Chad to the whole truth about her drug use.. Don’t Kim knows she hurting her kids more, running around drunk or high.. Sadly Kim is so far up denying ass, she believe her own lies. But her kids are not happy with a drunk or druggie for a mom..

    • Bad Barbie

      You are MEAN! *Kim’s voice* I agree. She also acts like a 5yr old with a tantrum.

      • Trippinhhard

        Didn’t mean to sound mean, but just think if that was your mother..
        Sorry BB.

    • TartLemon

      But…but…but…. Kim says it’s the fault of the cast who bring it up on the show. THAT’S what hurts Kim’s kids. Has absolutely nothing to do with her drunken/drugged out behavior being played out on camera.

      • Trippinhhard

        Addicts will say anything, had one in the family, but she never once said it was our faults..
        She would straight up tell you I like my coke on the weekends. Rehab will only work if u are willing to change your attitude, friends and find out the root of your problems.. But I never would put my sister and don’t start no crap with her, because the job she had, she knew most of their business.

  • Bad Barbie

    Wow this lady is really a hot mess. This kind of vindicates LisaR, LisaV, Eileen, Kyle and everyone else that has said that Kim is still using. Kim has a problem and everyone knows it but Kim.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Bad, I was thinking this morning that in some ways this mess with Kim and Bravo’s obsession with the Richard’s sisters maybe isn’t doing much for LisaV and her business enterprises. Rather than viewers watching episodes that show the fun and glamor of a lifestyle like LisaV’s they instead are shown in context of an addict spiraling out of control. Not that it would be fair for LisaV and her brand to suffer because of Kim but that’s pretty much what happens with raging addicts, they somehow succeed in leaving a stain of dysfunction on everyone. (Until they get help, of course.)

  • Ilivehereandlikeit

    Like an episode right out of the TV show ‘Intervention’, including the addict bolting, threatening, crying. Family and friends frightened, angry, scared as they witness her reaction. Her kids need help/support to learn how to stand on their own and not let their mom drag them down with her into this morass.

  • TartLemon

    Kim already has the tools rehab can give her, but CHOOSES not to use them. She doesn’t need rehab, IMO. It’s time she needs to be held accountable
    for the CHOICES she’s made. Every drink/drug Kim consumes is a CHOICE.

    Ever notice how the rehab patient is suddenly pronounced cured when insurance quits paying for the stay? 3, 4, 8 weeks…. whatever the insurance covers.

    • bellaboo

      Well all the more of a reason kim should accept his help, because he is offering 90 days, & more than likely if she isnt ready to leave they will let her stay until she is ready to leave. My daughter has been treatment 5 times, this time she is st a wonderful place: its an all women co-occuring live in facility, where they dont kick you out after 30 days. She gets 60 days of rehab, intensive mental health therapy, & i have hope for the first time, but my eyes are wide open. Before she went in, she hit rock bottom, totaled her car, no ins, dui, lost her job, lost a place to live. My daughter was raised with good morals, lots of love & support, was a great kid through high school, didnt drink, do drugs, never snuck (word?) Out at night, but addiction is in her dna, & so is mental health issues, so she came out of the womb with no chance in hell to have a normal life, but i feel god has put her where she needs to be.
      Kims family (ALL OF THEM, INCLUDING MONTY) NEED TO BACK AWAY, & LET KIM FALL, BECAUSE UNLESS THEY DONT, WHY WOULD SHE GO BACK IN REHAB, THEY ARE ALWAYS PICKING UP THE PIECES, SHE DOESNT HAVE TO DO A DAMN THING, EXCEPT DO HER DRUGS & ALCOHOL. IF & WHEN THEY APPROACH HER, SHE HAS GOT HER REACTION DOWN PAT, & SHE CAN CARE LESS WHO SHE HURTS!!!!

      • MorningYawn

        I am glad she is in a place that gives you – and her – hope! Best wishes!!!

  • BeachSpin

    Her kids were probably rolling their eyes at each other saying “here we go again”…Whitney probably wasn’t up for the repeat. So pathetic, she should be in a controlled sober living facility the rest of her life, she can’t make it on the outside.

    • Dani-K

      So Beach – do you think it was Kathy Hilton’s brilliant idea for Kim to go on Dr. Phil? Maybe they should have called Dr. Drew.

      • Ilivehereandlikeit

        I nominate Betty Ford, well her namesake clinic.

    • Well said!

  • twifan2

    I’m wondering if Kim & Brandi smoked pot together?
    That’s something Brandi would use to throw Kim under the bus in a heartbeat with!

    • MorningYawn

      Brandi probably smoked with Kim and Kyle together! Lol!

  • twifan2

    :/

    • twifan2

      Oh wow! Her kids were there at that point when she ran! :/

  • Norrth

    Kim has been drinking, from her own account, for most of her life. At her current age she is still making excuses for why she relapses (which she refuses to acknowledge as relapses) and excuses for not going to rehab. I’m sorry for her children.

  • misstc

    Isn’t this DejaVu as Dina Lohan did the same thing? Those two (Kim & Dina) would make good room-mates. I can understand not wanting to go now with wedding & Monty’s inevitable departure-but I’m sure things could be worked out for sake of children/others. Bravo really should drop her for the time being-I sure don’t want to watch more of the same from Kim or Brandi!

  • TartLemon

    Kim’s having a real hard time finding anyone to say “poor baby”, huh?