Kyle Richards Lawsuit: ‘RHOBH’ Star Claims She’s Not Responsible In Kim’s Dog Attack

Mary Jane - Author

Nov. 2 2016, Updated 5:58 a.m. ET

Kyle Richards has often talked about how her sister’s dog, Kingsley, is a bit of a problem. While they were filming The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills together, Kyle often talked about how she was worried about her sister, as Kim decided to get a wild pit bull, who was clearly a happy and active dog who just wanted to run around and chew things until they broke. Sadly, Kim’s dog ended up attacking Kyle Richards’ daughter but she isn’t the only person who the dog has attacked. Apparently, Richards is being blamed after a friend was attacked by the dog, resulting in a lengthy hospital stay.

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According to a new Radar Online report, Kyle Richards has now filed legal papers against the person suing her, saying that she’s not responsible for what her sister’s dog is doing. Instead, Richards is putting the blame back on the victim, stylist Paige Elizabeth Sanderson. Sanderson was attacked by Kim’s dog and she sued both Kim and Kyle, as well as Kyle’s business manager, Michael London, after an attack left her in the hospital. In the court papers, Richards is now denying that she’s guilty.

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“Defendant was not a substantial factor in bringing about the injuries and damages allegedly sustained by the Plaintiff,” Kyle’s response to the lawsuit read, adding how Sanderson, “knowingly and voluntarily assumed the risk of the conduct, events and matter alleged in the subject complaint.”

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Kyle Richards also points out that Kingsley is not her responsibility as he’s not her dog and that Kim is the legal owner of the dog. While she may not want to throw Kim under the bus, Kyle doesn’t feel that she’s legally liable for what happened to the stylist.

She explained how she is “not the owner, keeper, or controller of the dog that allegedly caused Plaintiff’s harm.”


So, why is Kyle Richards being mentioned in this lawsuit? Apparently, Kim had set up a meeting with Sanderson at Kyle’s home for a promotional event. This happened back in April of this year. Apparently, the stylist opened the bedroom door to where the dog was being kept during the meeting and she ended up locking herself in the bathroom because she claims she feared for her safety. Sanderson only came out of the bathroom when Kim said that the dog wouldn’t hurt her.

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Sadly, that wasn’t true. That’s when Kingsley “bit and held on to her lower abdomen and crotch, tearing off her leggings and underwear and ripping out portions of flesh.”

In the court papers, the stylist claims that she went into shock and was bleeding profusely from the attack, which resulted in the hospital visit.

“Kim refused to call 911 unless Sanderson lied to the EMT by blaming the attack on a stray dog,” the documents read.

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Apparently, Kim Richards was scared that the public would have an opinion about Kingsley once again, as he had already attacked two other people, including Kyle Richards’ own daughter back in 2014. Sanderson is seeking damages for “emotional distress, cosmetic surgery, and medical bills.”

The stylist is arguing that Kim refused to drive the stylist to the hospital unless she lied about what had happened. In addition, she reveals that Kim promised to pay for the medical bills if she lied about what had happened, saying that Kingsley was not to be blamed. As for Kyle Richards, she was merely present and it happened at her home. It will be interesting to see what the judge says about the papers Richards has filed.

What do you think of Kyle Richards filing documents against the stylist, who is suing her over a dog attack? Do you think she should be held responsible?

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