Kim Richards

Kim Richards Reveals She Was a Victim of Sexual Abuse as a Child

Former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Kim Richards is opening up about the sexual abuse she experienced as a child.

According to Reality Blurb, Kim revealed that she was a victim of sexual abuse as a child during a recent episode of Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars.

“When I was about 6-yrs-old, I didn’t have a lot of friends. So, when the ice cream man would pull up out front in the ice cream truck, he would let me get inside the truck and he would let me serve the kids ice cream,” Kim confessed. “And one day, I turned around, and he had no pants on.”

Adding, “And he grabbed my hand and put it on him. And I just kind of, you know, backed up and ran out of the truck.”

One of the show’s therapist then asked Kim how this event shaped her life and affected her relationships.

Kim explained that this traumatic event affected her ability to love.

“I think it blocked my love for a long time,” Kim explained. “I was afraid to love.”

During the same episode, Kim also opened up about the death of her former fiance John Collett.

Collett was killed in 1991 after being shot execution style.

Kim opened up about John after she was asked to paint a traumatic event from her past.

“This is John, my fiance. We were on the phone, and then he said ‘Tell me you love me,’” said Kim. “Two men just walked up and one of them shot him. That was the biggest pain I had ever felt, and I put a wall up.”

As you know Kim has battled alcoholism her entire adult life. Alcoholism can be a result of childhood trauma and stress.

Oh, Kim, this explains so much. Thankfully, Kim is currently sober and very happy.

Thoughts on Kim revelation? Are you shocked by Kim’s childhood trauma? Sound off below!

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