'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Kim Richards Addresses Substance Abuse Accusations
'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills': Kim Richards Addresses Substance Abuse Accusations
After a series of episodes on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in which star Kim Richards seemed to be intoxicated, Kim finally took to her Twitter account to explain her actions. First, she defended herself against being accused of using crystal meth by co-star Brandi Glanville.


"That night was the first time I had ever met Brandi. For someone who doesn't know me personally to outright accuse me of using crystal meth leaves me bewildered. Not only did she accuse me of using crystal meth, she accused me of using crystal meth on national television. Drug abuse isn't something you just throw around as a jab. When Brandi uttered those words on camera, the only thing I could think of was 'where the hell did that come from?'"

She went on to explain that her unruly behavior was due to a new prescription she was taking to treat her anxiety and panic disorder, which she claims to have been suffering for many years. She also brought up her past issues with alcohol abuse.

"I'll be the first to admit that I have struggled in the past with certain vices; but I have never in my life, EVER, used crystal meth. I have discussed openly my issues with alcohol. As many of you know, sobriety is a lifetime process, a process that is a priority in my life right now."

And of course, there was no way she was going to write a whole blog post without taking more than one shot at Brandi.

"By Brandi throwing out that accusation, it not only hurt me and my reputation, but my children. Brandi was so concerned saying 'don't talk about my children' but did she think for one moment about MY children when she carelessly threw those words out? My kids have been devastated by her cruel words."

Kim does, however, take partial responsibility for the game night disaster, saying that she was "no angel" and shouldn't have fed into Brandi's negativity.

As for the incident on fellow housewife Adrienne Maloof's private jet, Kim offered no excuses to what made her behave so erratically.

Gina Pusateri
Contributing Writer

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