With Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards facing three misdemeanor charges following her arrest last month, her sister, Kathy Hilton is standing by her side, voicing her support during an appearance this weekend.
"She's great," Kathy told People at a charity event on Saturday. "She's doing really, really well. I'm very proud of her. She decided on her own to go."
Kim was arrested last month following an incident at the Beverly Hills Hotel, and was officially charged last week with public intoxication, resisting arrest and battery upon a police officer. Kim checked into a rehabilitation facility shortly after her arrest, a move Kathy supports. "Kim needs to learn the tools to cope when there is something that's upsetting," she adds. "You have to learn to use the tools to not fall off the wagon."
Kathy also told People that she feels The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been good for Kim. "I think the show has been really great," she says. "I mean she's a professional. She's an actress. But this is real."