Chew on this, Kim Richards — you’re being sued!
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” personality was slapped with a lawsuit on Thursday who claims that Richards’ dog bit her crotch — and that Richards conspired to cover up the incident.
The suit was filed in Los Angeles Superior Court by Paige Elizabeth Sanderson, who says she’s a friend of Richards and was invited to the home of Richards’ daughter Kyle to help Richards dress for a promo appearance for “Real Housewives” in April.
During the visit, Sanderson claims, Richards’ dog Kingsley — who Sanderson says had an “extremely vicious” nature and a “propensity to attack, bite and severely injured people” prior to the alleged incident — did just that to her.
“Kingsley lunged at [Sanderson] and bit and held onto her lower abdomen and crotch, tearing off her leggings and underwear and ripped out portions of flesh between her legs and genitalia,” the lawsuit reads.
As a result, Sanderson says, she suffered “severe physical injuries, emotional distress and pain and suffering and was required to seek, did seek and continues to seek medical treatment and surgeries for her injuries.”
Worse yet, Sanderson claims, Richards and her attorney Bruce London “formulated a scheme” to get Kingsley off the hook for the alleged attack. Rather than calling 911, the suit alleges that the pair hatched a plan in which London would drive Sanderson to the hospital, Richards would pay her medical bills, and Sanderson would tell hospital staff that a stray dog, not Kingsley, bit her.
The suit further alleges that London “fraudulently filled out hospital papers to ensure the hospital staff knew that it was a stray dog attack, a statement Defendant London knew was not true, all to his personal financial gain.”
Richards’ management has not responded to TheWrap’s request for comment.
Alleging intentional infliction of emotional distress, assault, battery, gross negligence and other counts, the suit seeks unspecified damages.
Pamela Chelin contributed to this report.