Stylist Sues Real Housewife Kim Richards Over Her Dog

She alleges Richards wouldn't call 911 until she agreed to a coverup
By Elizabeth Armstrong Moore,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 11, 2016 10:17 AM CDT
Stylist Sues Real Housewife Kim Richards Over Her Dog
Kim Richards in 2013.   (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

Kim Richards, Paris Hilton's aunt and a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, is being sued over her beloved pit bull—again, reports E! News. The suit comes after a stylist claims she was mauled in April and cites the "unusually dangerous nature" of the dog, Kingsley. Paige Sanderson is suing not only Richards but her sister Kyle Richards Umansky; her son and Kingsley's co-owner, Chad Davis; and Richards' business manager and attorney, Michael London. She alleges in a 34-page complaint that Richards refused to help Sanderson seek medical attention until she agreed to say she'd been bitten by a stray, reports Courthouse News Service. The events unfolded on April 6, when Sanderson went to Kyle's house to get her ready for a promotional event. Kingsley was in the house, too, and the dog eventually got into the room.

Sanderson says she hid in a bathroom until she was assured it was safe to come out, only to be attacked by the dog. She says it tore her flesh in her lower abdomen and groin area, causing her to go into shock and "bleed profusely." Richards allegedly called London instead of 911 to take Sanderson to a hospital, and he filled out her admission forms with a note that a stray dog was responsible. Sanderson's attorney says the stylist "almost lost her life," citing lack of immediate medical attention as a major factor. CNS says Richards has been sued twice before over the dog, in 2014 and 2015, and had to pay a friend $8,000 to resolve another incident. (Richards also made the news when she entered rehab.)

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