Kim Richards On What Induced Her To Drink The Night Of Her Arrest

04/27/2015 06:14 pm ET | Updated Apr 27, 2015

Kim Richards, one of the stars of the reality TV show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, opens up about her arrest on April 16, explaining to Dr. Phil, “I’m a very strong person, and I have been sober. I haven’t been working a program.”

In the exclusive interview airing Tuesday, Richards says, “Living through this season on a show, sometimes it’s hard enough to get through it. The fans are very hard on me.”

She says she recently took a look at social media, where fans had made derogatory comments. Fighting tears, she says she recalls seeing: “You’re a ho; you’re a liar; we know you’re drinking; you’re a drunk, calling me all kinds of names." She admits, “And, I am an alcoholic — I’ve said that.”

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