Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.
Like father, like daughter. Rock-and-roll royalty offspring Theodora Richards, the spawn of Keith Richards, was arrested Tuesday night for tagging a Soho nunnery with a love message in red paint. At 10:42pm Tuesday, Richards was caught doodling "T heart A" on the walls at St. Anthony's Convent. When cops went through her purse, they found a stash of pot and eight and a half pills, which Richards has since admitted she purchased from a dealer, hence her lack of prescription. The pills at hand are believed to be Oxycodone, the painkiller which has become a Hollywood epidemic.
Richards, a model, has graced the pages of Vogue, Glamour, and (naturally) Rolling Stone. She was also featured as the face of Tommy Hilfiger's campaign a few seasons back, and most recently, epitomized designer Erin Kleinberg's aesthetic in her recent lookbook. Upon her arrest, she refused to play the "Do you know who I am?" game—police only learned of her musical heritage after a phone call "resulted in her dad reaching out to retired cops on his payroll, who notified officers" a source tells the New York Post.
By the time the call was made, Richards had been charged with possession of a graffiti instrument as well as possession of a controlled substance. Richards appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday (attire: "a goofy grin, along with a black pea coat, skinny gray jeans, a gray sweater and a woolen cap") where she rejected a deal to plead guilty in exchange for two days of community service and one day spent in a treatment facility for drug use. As a result, she was released without bail and will appear before the judge on April 21.
Keith Richards has been arrested over a dozen times for drug related arrests throughout his career. This is the first arrest for his youngest daughter, but clearly, the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Still, this is ultimately a story about family values: It turns out that "T heart A" stands for "Theodora heart Alexandra", who happens to be the model's older sister. All together now: Aww.—Yale Breslin
· Keith Richards' daughter arrested for graffiti, drugs [NY Post]
· Model Theodora Richards Arrested Last Night; Still in Police Custody [Racked National]