According to the New York Post, Richards, who has worked for Tommy Hilfiger, Karen Walker and 4 Stroke denim, was arrested a little before 11 p.m. Tuesday night after cops spied her writing the words "T [heart] A" with a red paint marker on the wall of a convent in Manhattan's SoHo 'hood.
After searching her, the cops also found she had marijuana and eight and a half hydrocodone pills in her purse, which she allegedly said she bought from a dealer and told the cops: "I hope I don't get into trouble for this."
She has since been charged with making graffiti, possession of a graffiti instrument and possession of a controlled substance.
Richards, whose mother is model-actress Patti Hansen, went to the Manhattan Supreme Court yesterday afternoon and was released without bail after rejecting a plea bargain that would require her to attend two days of community service and one day in a drug treatment center.
Pretty sure dad, despite his past, wouldn't be proud of this move.
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