According to multiple reports, Kim Richards will not be returning to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Yesterday, it was reported that Kim was effectively demoted from main cast member to cameos. A source told E! Online (via Celebitchy), “It’s possible Kim may return for a cameo, or a few appearances, but not as a full-time series regular.”
RadarOnline had more information on her downfall: “It was decided… at a meeting that Kim is not being asked back on the show because of her failure to communicate everything with her bosses.” Specifically, her sobriety was seen as a “liability for the show.”
Her latest relapse was the last straw: “When Kim went missing in action she refused to answer calls of anyone from the network for the entire time. They had to find out about her entering rehab again from a family member… They decided that it was time to let her go because there was a lack of communication, and they are glad to see her go. Finally, they can no longer be held accountable for her misconduct.”
Today, Us Weekly also confirms, making it sound final.
“The RHOBH producers really have no interest in bringing her back to the show. Kim needs to get help and it needs to happen outside of the show.” The source added, “There’s no interest in putting her back on television unless she’s addressed her issues. The show didn’t trigger her addiction — and her recovery also needs to happen outside of it.”