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“Real Housewife” Kim Richards Pleads Not Guilty to Charges of Resisting Arrest, Battery

Kim Richards has pleaded not guilty to the three misdemeanor charges she is facing after getting arrested on April 16 at the Beverly Hills Hotel, E! News confirmed.

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" star faces three misdemeanor charges: resisting arrest, public intoxication and battery on a peace officer. Her attorney, Robert Shapiro, sent an associate to enter her not guilty plea during a hearing Thursday at the Los Angeles Superior Court before Commissioner Jane Godfrey.

Because Richards wasn't in attendance, Shapiro's associate informed the court that she is in a residential rehab drug and alcohol program.

Deputy District Attorney Leila Tahmassebi made an offer of three years summary probation and 30 days in jail or 30 days community labor plus restitution. The plea deal also includes 52 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. Tahmassebi also handed over discovery to Richards' legal team, which included a DVD.

Richards was arrested on April 16, and booked on charges of public intoxication, trespassing, resisting an officer and battery on a police officer for allegedly making a scene at the Beverly Hills Hotel's famed Polo Lounge and then supposedly kicking an officer at the station after her arrest.

Richards has been ordered to stay away from the hotel. The next court date has been set for July 16, where the Bravo star has been ordered to appear.

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The reality TV star entered rehab prior to her daughter's, Brooke Brinson's, wedding in Mexico last month, but left so she could attend the nuptials. But last week a source confirmed to E! News that Richards was back in rehab but at a different facility.

After spending a couple of days in rehab, the insider said she was already doing much better than she was prior to her daughter's wedding.

Soon after news broke that Richards re-entered rehab, E! News confirmed that she wouldn't be returning to the hit reality Bravo show as a full-time cast member

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