Out of The Mouths of Babes! Kim Richards Son Says Brandi Glanville is “Toxic”

Posted on Apr 28 2015 - 4:48am by BeachSpin

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Kim Richards’ interview with Dr. Phil McGraw is set to air today, with “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star facing the music after her drunken meltdown and subsequent arrest. Kim’s only son Chad has not been shy about spilling the real truth, coloring details and confirming suspicions that the outside world has suspected for some time. Chad was the one who was heard making the assertion that his mother’s problems extend past alcohol, and that pills and pot play roles in Richards‘ addiction struggles. Chad is speaking up again, and this time, I think I can hear the viewers cheering from here.

 

US Weekly received preview clips and excerpts on Monday, revealing some juicy details about Richards drunken rampage, arrest, and the dramatic and revealing follow-up  interview. Kim admitted to having a “good sized drink”, then making the decision to stop at the Polo Lounge in the swanky Beverly Hills Hotel on the way home, setting the scene for the intoxicated incident that triggered her arrest.

“You’re an alcoholic who fell off the wagon and you pull into a bar?” Dr. Phil asked Richards, later challenging her choices as a mother, as three of her children looked on. “You are drunk in a bar, fighting with a cop,” Dr. Phil blasted,​ “That is not good mothering.”

Richards held onto the claim​ that she maintains everyday sobriety,commenting,

“I haven’t been working a program,” she said.”Living through this season on the show, sometimes it’s hard enough to get through it. The fans are very hard on me, and I went on Twitter to see what people were saying and  it was just horrible.”

​Her children feel differently, with her daughter Brooke noting that her mother’s arrest was “the best thing that could have happened.” Kim’s son Chad chimed in with a moment of brilliant insight when he unabashedly called out co-star Brandi Glanville, nailing her as a negative influence on his mother. “She’s toxic,” Chad said.

​Can I hear an AMEN! The fireworks are set to blow today, and hopefully the truth will take center stage, as the Kim Richards’ battle with addiction rages on.

Dr. Phil’s intervention with Kim Richards will air on Today. Check your local listing for air time and network.

 

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  • TartLemon

    Blah blah blah…. Kim will say what needs to be said by ANY drunk/druggie. She wants to go to her own Dr because they give her what she wants. Kim’s records from that Dr should be inspected. Kim says she had a drink before she left then decided to stop at the POLO Lounge. Where was she before the bar?

    She’s at a spa…. uh, errrrr…. rehab now. The facility will keep Kim until the bill is no longer covered then declare her miraculously/completely/utterly cured. When Kim is ready to go home, she’ll calm down, play the game and tell the lies they’ll need to hear.

    Brandi may be a “toxic relationship”, but every drug/drink Kim consumes is a CHOICE. It’s not Brandi’s fault or anyone else’s. It is a CHOICE Kim makes. If it’s not Brandi to blame, there will be something else she will blame.

    • Bad Barbie

      She was also driving after that drink.

      • Upstatestruggler

        Ooh good point!

    • pixntrix

      Amen!!!

  • Susan Thorne Zavagli

    Brandi.. herself ….questioned if she was a good role model friend to Kim…..Kim was in Brandi’s company when Brandi was drinking and in most of the scenes people are drinking all around Kim…..she must have gone home after these events and drank……she lied to everyone about being sober and was not struggling with sobriety …getting arrested was the best thing that happened to her…..will be watching tonight

    • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

      From what I saw Brandi was only concerned about the fact that didn’t want to have to give up drinking herself around Kim. Her repeated “I’m here for you more than anyone” “Your sister doesn’t care for you like I do” is what turned most viewers off.

  • whose gonna do my hair!

    Misery loves company!

  • RonnieIsBack

    Yass! finally called out for her part in Kim’s continued path of self destruction.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    I hope Dr. Phil shows druggie that above HIDEOUS pic of her and BFF druggie Brandi…

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    When Kim says she poured [THIS MUCH] vodka and said ‘what have I done’ [while covering her mouth]…makes me wish I would have done this interview myself…

    • Dani-K

      When Kim did that (covering her mouth) I felt she lied about the “this much” vodka. It was just weird.

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        LOL YES!

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    I’m really surprised that Brandi hasn’t made a statement…slut ALWAYS has something to say…

    • chacha1

      don’t talk bad about Brandi because Yolanda who has a big loving heart like she did in Puerto Rico when she so lovingly threw Ken and LisaV to the curb will be upset and you can’t upset Yolanda because she is a very sick woman from Cow Lick Chin disease

  • chacha1

    Brandi will slither off and find her other snake Yolanda somewhere in the bushes …..

  • Bad Barbie

    GO CHAD!!!!!!!!!

    I saw a preview yesterday and Kim is pathetic. She was there saying all the excuses about Twitter, blah blah blah… and how they were “horrible” NO KIM! You are horrible and a lying drunk. That is enough! I hate it when people with substance abuse want to destroy everything around then blame everyone else who doesn’t want to deal with their ways.
    It was also reported that she was driving and drinking.

    • side of Sour Cream

      I saw that too Bad Barbie. She drove to the polo club. What a p.o.s.

    • Birdie

      Apparently she was forced to look at Twitter non-stop. Add low life drunk driver to the list…she’s lucky she didn’t kill anyone.

  • Birdie

    GO CHAD!!

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    Someone should check Kim’s room….me thinks she may have mad a late night escape!

  • Dani-K

    I can’t wait! GO CHAD!

  • pixntrix

    To me it the only one to blame for Kim’s problems is Kim herself. Brandi even admitted she may not be the right influence on Kim, but in the end Kim is the only one who is responsible for her actions. Kim has been an addict for years, well before she ever met Brandi so who was the bad influence then? Her children? Her sisters? The Easter bunny? Jeez when is this family going to make Kim responsible for her own choices!

    • italiano bambino

      yes can’t blame your addictions on someone else.

    • Marsbars09

      Hopefully Kyle & the rest of the family will let Kim hit rock bottom this time.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Excellent points pix

  • Good for her son to have the courage to stand up against Kim and speak the truth. Brandi is enabler and it’s about time she got called out for it.

  • Marsbars09

    Did anyone get the feeling at the reunion that Brandi was quietly controlling Kim? Like how to respond and when not to say something? Brandi also seemed to be enabling her horrid behavior on the reunion as well.
    I didn’t like the look in Brandi’s eyes. Cold hearted & manipulative that woman is.

    • Babson_Chick

      Yes and Brandi’s BS is getting so deep that I had to buy wellies (boots) just too watch/listen to her

    • Birdie

      YES…you nailed it!

  • Babson_Chick

    Sounds like there’s at least one smart person in this family.

  • Chloe

    Chad is the voice of reason. Hopefully his Kim listens.

  • Birdie

    Of course Kim is responsible for her own behavior…however people you hang around can either challenge you to do better of love watching you wallow in muck. I think Brandi LOVES having someone looking like a bigger wreck than she is. Kim makes her look like a semi-functioning lush…which is a step up from Kim.

  • misstc

    Kim goes on Twitter & reads how her fans are mean to her? Now look in the mirror, Kimmie, the whole season we the viewers saw your behavior and I’m sure you saw the very same thing, but somehow, none of that registered in your head. And yes, quit hanging around Brandi, she is using you!

  • TheBeverlyHillsHaveEyes

    Good man Chad! Brandi spent the entire season grooming Kim. It was disgusting and a clear abuse of someone who is mentally unstable IMO. She did her best to separate Kim from those that seem to offer Kim most support – Kyle and Mauricio. Brandi’s blog towards the end of the season that mentioned this despicable thing that Kyle supposedly did at Brooke’s wedding had to surely be the last straw for Kim’s kids and Kathy when it comes to Brandi – there was absolutely no point to that other than to drive the wedge deeper between Kim and Kyle. Brandi is pretty sick.

  • whose gonna do my hair!

    Tough love and drop her on her ass and let her figure it out. No more cushy rehabs because they don’t work. She has to work it.

  • Trippinhhard

    Kim is one of those people that like to blame anyone for her addictions.. The facts are until you admit your are an addict and willingly accept treatment and let go of all the resentment she holding onto. She a very lucky woman, Maureco and Kyle paying her bills, while she constantly bad mouth them.. They all need to cut off the money train and let her make her own way in life. Chad told the truth last week, telling all about the different drugs she was using..I wish Chad the very best, it seems like his stay has allowed him to see the truth about him and his mother… Her drinking has influence and bought shame to her kids.. Chad continue to work the program, you are so young, and I applaud you fir getting help.. God bless you in your struggle. You have a beautiful life ahead of you, you’re only responsible for yourself…

  • Ilivehereandlikeit

    I’d just like to know if any of these people actually work, I mean other than Dr. Phil playing therapist? Legit question.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      Careers back in the 1800’s don’t count

  • I’m glad someone is finally speaking out about this. I’ve always felt Brandi’s relationship with Kim was completely inappropriate. Struggling alcoholics should not hang out with heavy, or even social, drinkers.

  • Aleggra

    Dr. Phil is an entertainer. Kim needs an addiction specialist to see her thru the whole rehab process. She also needs to understand why she drinks. It’s too easy to call her names & kick her to the curb. She has an illness not a criminal history. Many people don’t understand that there are drunks that black out w/one drink. I had a friend that did that & I never knew until she told me she didn’t remember anything after one drink. This came after years of her drinking. She was a fun drunk so no one gave her drinking a second thought. I think addict’s brains are wired differently. It’s easy to prove or disprove what Kim was saying about “only one drink.” Did they serve her at the Bev Hills hotel? Have her children asked? I would ask & then confront her if she’s lying. Her kids can’t just assume she’s lying by what the tabloids write. After all, she didn’t lie about taking Monty’s pill when she could have. Present her with the truth so she can’t wiggle out of it or support her if she isn’t lying. And for god’s sake, take her to ‘real’ doctor, not a TV entertainer. I don’t think her kids know what to do. But Kim seeing an addict doctor is a better step than a faux-doctor that doesn’t specialize in addictions. And why don’t her children hide their alcohol so Kim can’t find it if they suspect she’s relapsed? A locked cabinet would make it more difficult for her. Why make it easy for her? Plus go thru her house & look for bottles & throw them out after confronting her. Saying they want to help is easy. Actually doing it takes planning.

    • Ilivehereandlikeit

      I can have some sense of sympathy for her (in a very general way) but absolutely none when it comes to her endangering others when she’s driving under the influence, which she did. Putting your addiction needs above everyone else’s safety is a big issue imo. So in some ways, she is doing something criminally wrong by driving while drinking. Then there’s the pending thing with the BH’s PD and her kicking a cop…looks like she may be heading towards having a criminal history if she doesn’t get professional help and SOON!!

      • Aleggra

        I agree w/everything you say. My point is that she can go to rehab & stop drinking (for awhile) but if her underlying issues aren’t addressed by a real therapist that specializes in addiction, she’ll never get well. Kim will either go back to drinking or continue her dry-drunk behavior.

        Rehab alone has a very sketchy success rate because many of them only focus on stopping the addiction w/out looking for the underlying causes. Sobriety is a life-long ordeal. No one just suddenly goes to rehab & comes out sober because they’ve stopped drinking or using. Ongoing therapy is needed. They can take away the alcohol, pills or whatever but they have to deal with underlying urges to relapse–usually stress, depression or an inability to cope with life. Dr. Phil is putting a band aide on a gushing wound. It’s all he can do.

        Kim needs professional support in rehab & out of rehab. Many rehab places stop the behavior but don’t follow up. I have too many friends that have been in rehab, then get sent home with no plan to keep them sober. Once out of rehab, Kim will need support–a professional that holds her accountable to staying sober & teaches her how to cope differently with life’s ongoing stresses.

        Isn’t this her third time in rehab? These places become revolving doors because their only emphasis is on getting them sober. Then what? Kim needs to believe she has a problem & it’s with more than just drinking. The problem is living & how to cope with what life throws at all of us.

  • Ilivehereandlikeit

    When I actually watched the entire interview, Kim’s son made such a great point. He didn’t really condemn Brandi, he said that his mom should not be around anyone who drinks right now. And he’s so right. Kim’s delusion that she can be around wine-tastings, dinners where others are drinking, falling down drunks (insert Brandi’s name here), well that’s the perfect storm which leads to pouring that “2 inches” of vodka as Kim put it. (Liar Liar)

    I think someone here said Chad the son had been in a rehab facility and personally I was very impressed with the comments he offered. He obviously DID accept the help offered to him. Good for him!

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