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Kim Richards Airport Video -- Drunk and Pill Poppin' at Airport

1/28/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"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.

Kim Richards Drunk Video
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.

A source tells us they've been dealing with Kim's "issues" for a long time. 


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151.

Cathy    

That video is BS! She always talks like that & her Sister is a jealous B-H! If she does have a problem thats sad. But that video looks like a set up. The headline made it sound so juicy and that was a sad attempt at bs news u report. Keep following a bunch of boring celebs paying their parking meters and whatever else God awful boring Celeb news u report. Good job!

1328 days ago
152.

jeb    

What a loser you have become Harvey. Usually your posts have some semblance of credibility, but you are losing your edge. Becoming Larry King like...easily led. Shame on you.

1328 days ago
153.

Maine    

I'm sick of people picking on Kim....and her sister Kyle is a bully

1328 days ago
154.

WatcherOne    

Kim actually thought she'd be able to contain her multiple addictions from the viewing audience for an entire reality season? What was her family thinking?! Please, many of us knew what was up with her after episode one. It's insulting to our intelligence to think we wouldn't notice. You aren't that good, Kim. Your eyes are hollow. You have trouble selecting everyday words, much less coherent sentences. My guess is a ever evolving combo of alcohol, Xanax, Ambien, Prozac/Lexapro, Ativan, Soma, Adderall and the more than occasional 8-ball. Ya know, just for when the cameras are "up".

1328 days ago
155.

Barbie    

Maybe the tape wasn't released until the show was finished taping and we had to wait for the storyline to play out. Anyone think of that ? This only reinforces the truth that was said on the show.

1327 days ago
156.

Barbie    

I've read nearly all the comments here and have come to the conclusion that there is some value from some of the comments. It seems that Nancy has some good inside information. By sharing some of the things she does know it kind of completes the puzzle I've had about the whole season and the dynamic's of the Richard's sisters.
I have 3 sisters so I know the sister roles and the sister rules. They are no different than any other family full of girls.
Alot of the commenter's here seem to see Kyle as a bully. I see Kyle as someone who is frustrated and disgusted with a lifetime of dealing with a unstable sister. Been there done that!
They clash so much because Kyle is a outspoken, strong woman, whereas Kim is meek and mild, afraid of her own shadow. Two polar opposites. What we get to see is just a peak into their lives, not the whole picture.
But thanks Nancy for enlightening me at least on the bigger picture. I'd bet my house that anyone of you making your comments would have a different take on this dynamic between the two sisters if you were the one's living it. You all think Kyle is the bad guy here and all I see is she is sick and tired of keeping the family situation secret.
I now realize that when Kim was at the party where she first met Martin and kept disappearing, she was more than likely drinking and hiding it by doing it in secret. Or maybe she was doing drugs, I don't know. But I do know it was awfully odd that she would disappear for long periods of time during that dinner without explanation.
Then we have Taylor. She is a very lost soul. One only has to look at the man she married to know she is damaged. He is weird, no other word comes to mind. Talk about awkward in social settings. He is the picture of awkward. She married him for money and not for love. She thought it would be enough to tolerate him for his lack of personality because he had alot of money. But it's starting to rear it's ugly head now as she watches her friends and their marriages. She's jealous and honestly shouldn't be, she is the one who married a dud, she knew going into that marriage that it was never about love, so that's the price she has to pay. Her unhappiness is of her own making.
When her husband bought that dog for the daughter, he knew it would be a vindictive thing to do, since apparently they had discussed it before hand and she said she didn't want a dog. Glad the dog found a new home where it's loved and wanted. Why punish the dog.
Taylor is trouble with a capitol T. Kim doesn't have the personality to fight back and set the record straight, so she gets pushed around by the bully that is Taylor.
I really loved the show this is the best housewives series yet. These are people with real money, not like all the other show's where once they are on camera their money issues are exposed.
And one last thing. Because of the last episode and now everyone is hating Kyle unncessarily, we all forgotten Camille and her cruel behavior during the season. She wasn't aware that her husband was leaving her while this season was being shot. She found out towards the end of shooting, yet on the reunion she is using her situation with Kelsey Grammer as her excuse for acting the way she acted.
No, no, no Camille. She shouldn't be off the hook for her vampit behavior. She was shallow, she setup that dinner party to hurt Kyle. To get back at her. She knew her psychic was a loony tune, thats what she was invited. That was slimy of her. And let's not forget that she and Kyle fought all season because it's true that Kyle didn't say that to Camille. On the reunion Kim was trying to say something about that situation but got cut off with all the talking at once. I would have loved to hear what she was going to say, but the moment is gone.
So to all you haters of Kyle, think twice if it was your family member that had an addiction problem, and you've had a lifetime of covering it up, growing resentful, having to tolerate everything that goes along with being a drunk. Embarrassment comes to mind. You all need to step out of your glass houses. You just don't know the whole story, neither do I, but I got a glimpse of the truth from the poster Nancy.

1327 days ago
157.

RHO fan    

Kyle has been slowly showing her true colors all season. It's clear she just rides anyones coat tails she can, now that Kim isn't bringing in the $$$ she's expendable. The bull about being mad at Kim for not having her back in Vegas has been refuted by Kyle not having Kim's back every chance she can. For me, the scene at the party followed by the limo was the last straw. PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSICAL VIOLENCE ARE NEVER OK. Adrienne literally had to hold Kyle back. Kyle has replaced Camille as the one I dislike the most, and given the way Camille is, that says a lot about Kyle's behavior.

1327 days ago
158.

RHO fan    

PS to Barbie - I've actually had two family members who have kicked addiction problems. Bullying Kim publicly only drives her back to those mood altering substances, because they make her feel good and help her forget. And bullying an addict on national TV (sorry Kyle - but that's what you've been doing, whether it's the word of the moment or not), is absolutely cruel and gauranteed to hurt the addict further. Additionally, to me it shows that the other ladies have serious issues because they like to pick on the weakest person. At the party no one even bothered to find out what Taylor and Kim were talking about. "Kim's in a fight with someone? She must be wrong!"
And for those who say that the limo was ok because the only way is to get these issues out in the open a la an intervention, the outing at the party and in the limo was the exact opposite of how an intervention should go.

1327 days ago
159.

carina    

Ok, how's this for fair? I viewed every episode. First off Kyle doesn't like bully so lets go with anger management and temper problems.Second, yes, Kim is probably a substance abuser and has been for a long time. That being said, they grew up in a dysfunctional household with a not normal childhood. They both have problems, yes.They both need therapy to understand how their upbringing affects their behavior and actions, now, even as adults.However, this is so common in children with dysfunctional parents. It is not a crime. One is not better than the other, nor worse, only HUMAN. They both need help. With all this attention, now they will probably get it, AMEN! P.S. Don't like Taylor/Shanna/Ford/Armstrong/whatever...............

1327 days ago
160.

Tom    

Nice smear campaign of total BS. Now this nonsense is all over the web, but without the video that completely contradicts this overblown boozin', pill popping charge.

Who ever submitted this video must feel pretty pleased with themselves, right Taylor? Kyle?

1327 days ago
161.

GiveMeABreak    

Kyle is a bully and an egomananic in need of ALOT of attention. Hey Harvey are you representing your bud Kuniciki that is suing for the olive pit. You liberals......birds of a feather!

TEAM KIM!

1327 days ago
162.

K    

Team Kim!!!!

1327 days ago
163.

Pantyhose    

I love Kim. Leave her alone.

1327 days ago
164.

browndog    

FIRST-where is the video?? taken down??

SECOND- if Kyle is the one that supposedly put this whole thing together with the casting...WHY in the world would she have her sister on the show KNOWING full well the problems that she is dealing with?
is this sisterly love and caring-NO!
is this to embarass her-YES!
is this because she is KNOWN and you are NOT-YES!
it's clear there are many family issues on both sides, they need family therapy NOT a reality show!
WHERE IS THE VIDEO?

1327 days ago
165.

Tanika Brown McKelvy    

The argument that because a person rents a home (instead of buying)it demonstrates they must be poor is without merit, Nancy. Mark Zuckerberg rents a home in Palo Alto and his net worth is $6.9 US Billion. Renting or buying is based on a personal financial decision.

If Kim has a substance abuse problem, it doesn't give Kyle the right to abuse her. No more than it gives Kyle the right to abuse Paris, who has a substance abuse problem and several run-ins with the law. Or any other person suffering the disease of addiction.

Kim has been gainfully employed for extended periods of her life, beginning when she was in diapers.

Lastly, Taylor has equity in a substance abuse rehab in Malibu AND works with a charity to support victims of domestic violence, yet has ZERO compassion for Kim. Hmmmm....odd, no?

1327 days ago
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