Kim Richards, from ‘Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’, is Now Homeless and in Trouble with the Law

Aug 05, 2015 10:20 AM EDT | By tee.rod

Kim Richards, 50, was recently arrested at Van Nuys Target for shoplifting $ 600 worth of items, rolling it out in a shopping cart, and was thus promptly stopped by the security guard. She was booked and spent the night in the Valley Jail, and had to post $ 5,000 bail, reports the Daily Mail.

Ex-husband, Monty Brinson defended the axed star of the 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills', saying that the arrest was a 'big misunderstanding', and that it was not related to any alcohol or drug consumption.

At the time of her arrest, she was living out of her car. She has been on downward spiral since early this year.  Last April, she was also arrested for public intoxication and for battery at the Beverly Hills Hotel. A month later, she left rehab to attend her daughter's wedding, and promptly relapsed to drinking again.  By June, she was in another rehab, which she eventually fled from after a month. Also in June, she was axed as one of the housewives in the reality series 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'. She is not expected to return for Season 6. Reports say that last season, she was already in the 'chopping block', but someone intervened to give her a second chance. That angel promised that Richards will be sober and fully participating during shooting. It seems the angel could not make that much of a miracle.

Richards' financial woes began after she was axed from the show. She had to leave from her upscale rental in LA as she couldn't afford it anymore. She stayed with family and friends for a while, but nobody could put her up for long. Her half-sister Kathy Hilton is said to have also given up on her.  And so, at the time of her arrest for shoplifting, she was homeless.  And in trouble with the law.

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