Kim Richards got off easy on her sentencing for public drunkenness at The Beverly Hotel and for her shoplifting at Target. Her Target sentence was pretty much NOTHING other than saying she had to do what the judge in the Beverly Hotel sentence said. She received a sentence of 300 hours of community service as opposed to thirty days of community labor because Kim managed to use her foot injury to get out of the previous community labor and it was changed to 300 hours of community service.
Now things are working out exactly how I predicted when I said here, “At any rate. Basically, nothing is going to happen to her either way. She won’t do the AA meetings, she won’t do the community service unless it involves a red carpet and she will be back in court again in 2016 to answer for it just like Lindsey Lohan did with hers.”
Well, it is 2016 and she has a new court date on June 1, 2016 according to TMZ.
Kim has been out and about in heels. She’s been photographed in multiple tabloids. She’s promoting her new Lifetime reality show The Mother Daughter Experiment that premieres next Tuesday at 10 p.m. on Lifetime. As I mentioned in my original post, in January , I’ll be recapping the trainwreck.
The prosecution has apparently been notified that she is not keeping up with her probation terms. TMZ claims the issue is community labor; however, I believe they initially reported, as I did that Kim Richards was allowed to do 300 hours of community SERVICE in place of the labor requirement after producing a note from her doctor. I take issue with the TMZ report and find it much more likely that Kim has made no (or insufficient) progress on her community SERVICE.
That said, the initial judge specifically stressed the importance of 30 days of community labor in court for the Beverly Hill sentencing saying he wanted Kim to have to fully realize some consequences. There were all sorts of legal battles over this surrounding her foot injury. Reports on the outcomes were not particularly clear because there are two cases and two judges. The first judge was adamant about labor and the second judge agreed to 300 hours of community service. The ambiguity comes in when the note from the doctor was accepted by the second judge. His ruling was “just do what the first judge told you and we’ll call it a day.” Then he changes the requirement to 300 days of community service. It’s possible it’s the first judge calling her back in and he wants her to do the labor.
See? Clear as mud.
The important part is she has to go back to court a la Lindsey Lohan and either show that she got herself together and did what she was supposed to do, or try to come up with another excuse, medical or otherwise. This did not work out so well for Lilo.
Kim is currently serving three years of probation.
CAN WE PLEASE BEAR IN MIND THE POSSIBLITY THAT KIM’S FRIENDS AND FAMILY READ HERE AND NOT MAKE OMINOUS PREDICITIONS AND DISTURBING COMMENTS? I think it is possible to give your opinion without saying things that will hurt those who love Kim. Thanks.