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Kim Richards' Court No-Show, Nixed Deal Could Lead to Jail

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Reality TV celebrity and former child star Kim Richards has seen happier times. (Sbukley/Dreamstime.com, file)

By    |   Thursday, 03 Sep 2015 12:04 PM

Reality television star Kim Richards skipped a court appearance because of a foot injury and her attorney rejected a deal with prosecutors to get her beyond a drunken hotel escapade with probation. She now may find herself limping down the path to jail.

"She didn't attend because she had some sort of injury to her foot, and therefore couldn't appear," Ricardo Santiago, spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office, told People magazine. "The judge accepted the explanation and allowed her attorney to appear on her behalf."

"There were conversations about a negotiated settlement being offered by our office, but the offer was rejected by the defense," said Santiago after the hearing on Monday.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney's office said that because the deal was turned down, it wouldn't release specifics.

However, TMZ reported on Monday that she was offered three years of probation during which she would have to take 52 Alcoholics Anonymous classes and perform 30 days of community labor. It also banned her from the Beverly Hills Hotel where her problem began on April 16.

Richards' attorney previously said his client couldn't perform community labor because of the foot injury.

TMZ said the deal would have allowed Richards to escape jail time and the two sides had until Sept. 14 to work something out. If a deal wasn't reached, Richards will go to trial on the charges on Sept. 30.

The 50-year-old Richards was arrested at the hotel after authorities accused her of acting belligerently, refusing to leave the restaurant, and locking herself in the women's restroom. Plus, she kicked a police officer in the leg. She was charged with public intoxication, trespassing, resisting arrest and battery of a police officer.

Richards previously appeared on the reality television show "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and as a child actress appeared in television shows like "Nanny and The Professor" and "Different Strokes," along with the Disney motion pictures "Escape to Witch Mountain" and "No Deposit, No Return."

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Reality television star Kim Richards skipped a court appearance because of a foot injury and her attorney rejected a deal with prosecutors to get her beyond a drunken hotel escapade with probation. She now may find herself limping down the path to jail.
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