Back in April, Richards was arrested for public intoxication at the Beverly Hills Hotel; in August, the star was picked up by police after being caught shoplifting about $600 worth of toys at Target.
Following her April arrest, the struggling star checked in to her fourth rehab stay, but this week, due to appear in court for the two charges she faces regarding that original arrest, Richards was a no-show.
Her excuse? An injury tied to her foot getting caught in a door; photo evidence obtained by online sources showed a one-inch cut between two of her toes. Apparently, her doctor told Richards to stay off the foot for two weeks.
Despite her no-show, Richards’ attorneys pleaded no-contest on her behalf; reports suggest that, with her plea deal, she will face three years of probation, must attend 52 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, stay away from the Beverly Hills Hotel and complete 30 hours of community labor.Clearly, this is someone in need of serious help—but hiding behind a seemingly-phony foot injury? That just makes me mad! Here’s my deal: if your foot is really hurt, go see your local podiatrist. If you’ve got a teeny scratch and a bruised ego? Get up, get over it and don’t make foot injuries seem fake for the rest of us!