A representative for Paris Hilton's aunt has dismissed reports the reality TV star has checked out of rehab.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills regular Kim Richards left rehab after completing a two-month stint, according to news items posted online early on Thursday (29Dec11) - but her publicist has since confirmed she's still seeking treatment for an undisclosed issue.
The confusion began when Richards' sister and Real Housewives co-star Kyle was spotted visiting troubled Kim with her three daughters.
A source tells People.com, "She's doing OK. Everyone is hoping for the best."
It is not clear why Richards is in rehab, but her sister called her an alcoholic on a recent Real Housewives episode.