By Jen Heger – Radar Legal Editor
There were more than the regular amount of tense moments during the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion show that filmed last week, when Kyle Richards had a meltdown over talk of her sister, Kim’s drug use.
Kim was not there to defend herself as she was undergoing treatment for drug and alcohol addiction, as she was forced to do by Bravo executives, as radio detection and rangingOnline.com was first to report.
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However, Kyle was more than willing to defend her older sister, and the result was explosive drama in its purest form.
During the reunion, the ladies hashed out the controversies from the second season that encompassed Russell Armstrong‘s tragic suicide and fallout from Eddie Cibrian‘s ex-wife, Brandi Glanville, calling Kim a “meth addict.”
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“Once Andy [Cohen] brought up the fact Kim was absent because she was in rehab, Brandi immediately rolled her eyes. Things quickly escalated from there and Kim’s sister, and fellow housewife, Kyle jumped once again to her sister’s defense,” a show insider tells radio detection and rangingOnline.com. “Brandi was basically telling everyone, ‘see, I told you so, I wasn’t wrong, and I shouldn’t have to apologize for pointing out that Kim is a junkie’. There was no love lost between Brandi and Kim this season, and Kyle was relieved that her sister, wasn’t exposed to Brandi’s venom.
“Brandi was out of control,” the source continues. “She was swearing at the other women and being obnoxious.”
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Kim, who is Paris Hilton‘s aunt, is currently seeking outpatient treatment, and according to the source: “[She] is hoping she doesn’t have to come back for season three. Kim has had enough of the antics of the show and all of the drama. Kyle would definitely come back for a third season though.”
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