Richards, who has a history of struggling with alcohol and substance abuse issues, sat down with the
phoney physician good doc, shortly after her recent arrest.
According to the police report, Richards, who was slurring her words and “reeked” of alcohol, locked herself in the restrooms and refused to come out. Cops had to drag her out, and after she was taken to a nearby jail, she allegedly kicked a police officer.
The mom-of-four was eventually released, after being charged with trespass, resisting arrest, battery on a police officer and drunk in public.
In true Dr. Phil style, McGraw pulls no punches in the dramatic face-to-face, which promises to be epic train wreck TV.
"Are you living a lie, telling everybody I've been sober for three years?" McGraw demands. "You're drunk at a bar, fighting with a cop, that's not good mothering.”
Richards attempts to defend her actions, explaining she, “poured a drink of vodka ... and thought, 'Oh my god, what have I done?’” Then breaks down in tears and admits, "I'm beating myself up over this."
But things start to get REALLY dramatic after Richards’ children materialize, and she demands to know if there is an intervention going down, before storming off set in floods of tears.
Tune into Dr. Phil Tuesday to catch the whole interview—check local listings for times.