Last night Bravo TV aired part 1 of the reunion special of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills … and while the ep was juicy fun to watch, it appears that the real dirt is being saved for part 2 of the reunion special scheduled to air next Tuesday. The show has been teasing the possibility that castmember Kim Richards has a substance abuse problem (and it appears that that subject will be discussed on Tuesday’s episode) but today we get to see video provided by TMZ of Kim very obviously so inebriated at an airport this past Summer that she was not allowed to fly.
“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Kim Richards was confronted by cops at an airport recently after terminal staff complained she was TOO WASTED to fly … and it was all caught on tape. TMZ obtained footage of a boozy Kim slurring, stammering and popping pills at San Francisco International airport back in July. After repeatedly bothering staff about a flight delay — airport security arrives to the scene to help control the situation … and cops soon discover Kim was in the wrong terminal all along. At one point cops say to Kim, “Have you had anything to drink today … [the staff] is kind of concerned about your sobriety.” We’re told Kim was eventually escorted out of the airport without further incident. Family sources tell us they’ve been dealing with Kim’s “issues” for a long time.
Wow. To be honest, while watching season 1 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills I never suspected that Kim had a substance abuse problem … I thought she was just painfully socially awkward. As soon as Kyle Richards, Kim‘s sister, brought to light on the season finale episode that Kim has a drinking problem, it just all made sense. This video is just sad to see. Not only was Kim drunk but she was also popping pills in that airport. As I understand it, Kim‘s family forced her into rehab shortly after filming ended on RHOBC but she checked herself out a week later. To my knowledge, she has not returned to rehab for treatment. Next Tuesday’s episode of the RHOBC reunion special is bound to shed some light on Kim‘s problems … but, IMHO, this video speaks volumes of what is really going on with her … and it’s really, really sad ;(