Did Kyle Richards allow her sister’s dog to come into her home after its attack on her daughter, Alexia Umansky?
According to a new lawsuit, a stylist named Paige Sanderson is suing Kyle Richards and her sister, Kim Richards, after reportedly being attacked by Kim’s pit bull, Kingsley, at Kyle Richards’ home in California in April.
Last week, TMZ shared details of the lawsuit that claims Sanderson had traveled to Kyle Richards’ home to style her sister for a Real Housewives of Beverly Hills promotional shoot. While there, she was viciously attacked by Kingsley.
— AllThingsRH (@AllThingsRH) July 11, 2016
“Sanderson says when she saw Kim’s pit bull, Kingsley, she became fearful and ran into a bathroom. She says she was assured the dog was docile, so she came out and says Kingsley went ham,” the outlet revealed to readers. “Sanderson says the dog lunged at her, bit and held on to her lower abdomen and crotch, tearing off her leggings and underwear and ripping out portions of flesh.”
Following the attack, Kyle Richards’ older sister and former co-star, Kim, reportedly refused to call 911 unless the stylist lied to paramedics about the attack.
“Kim refused to call 911 unless Sanderson lied to EMT’s by blaming the attack on a stray dog… not Kingsley,” the report stated.
As fans of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will recall, Kim’s dog has attacked several people in the past, including Kyle Richards’ daughter, an elderly family friend, and a dog trainer. However, rather than get rid of the dog, Kim has chosen to keep the animal with her and her son, Chad, in the home where they are currently living.
According to TMZ, Sanderson is requesting “a ton of money for emotional distress, cosmetic surgery and medical bills.”
— People Magazine (@people) July 8, 2016
In response to the lawsuit, tons of fans and followers of Kyle Richards and her sister have shared messages for the family on Twitter, and many Real Housewives of Beverly Hills fans have been wondering why Kyle reportedly allowed Kingsley to come into her home.
“How could you be so foolish to let that dog into your house after it attacked your daughter?” one woman wrote this week, labeling Kyle “irresponsible.”
“Don’t believe everything you read,” she wrote on July 12.
Although the lawsuit claims the attack occurred on Kyle Richards’ property, the home does not appear to be where she and her daughter reside. Instead, Kim Richards and her son live in the home. While Kyle Richards may be the legal owner of the home where the attack took place, she didn’t allow the dog to have access to her children and may not have even been around at the time of the alleged attack on Kim’s former stylist.
In late 2014, during a visit to Kim Richards’ home, Kyle Richards’ daughter, Alexia Umansky, was attacked by Kingsley, who reportedly bit her hand. Following the attack, Umansky spent days in the hospital and underwent surgery on her hand. Still, Kim appeared unconcerned with the issue when Kyle Richards confronted her during The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 5 reunion. In fact, Kim downplayed the attack all together, claiming the dog simply nipped Umansky on her finger.
Kyle Richards and her sister feuded for months after the attack, but currently, they appear to be on good terms.
Kyle Richards and her co-stars are currently filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 7. The new installment is set to premiere on Bravo sometime later this year, but so far, it is unknown whether or not Kim will be included.
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