Nicole Richie Claims She Pops Vicodin to Treat Menstrual Cramps, Disputes Weight in Police Report

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In a late bid for Worst Lie of the Year, Nicole Richie is telling friends that the reason she was on Vicodin during her recent arrest was to treat menstruation cramps.

Riiiight. Because every woman treats menstrual cramps with illegally-obtained, hard-core prescription painkillers. Come on, Nicole. Is that the best you can do?

A Nicole Richie, Joel Madden Photo

Nicole's arrest came early Monday morning for driving under the influence of marijuana and Vicodin, after she was seen driving the wrong direction down a California freeway. This wonderful Nicole Richie mug shot followed.

Vicodin is an opiate and Richie's involvement with the drug raises concern because she was once hooked on heroin, and former addicts who dabble in other drugs risk relapse. Earlier today, we learned that Richie had not only a prior DUI arrest from 2002 but entered drug rehab back in 2003.

"She knows she made a mistake, but overall she's in a better place," says a close friend of Richie. "She has come a long way from her heroin days."

If that unnamed close friend of Richie is Paris Hilton, we all know how credible that skank is. When a walking train wreck like Britney Spears decides it's not good for her image to be seen with you, that says a lot.

Nicole is said to be upset over media reports that she's addicted to pills, and is insisting to friends that she only "occasionally" takes Vicodin once a month at the start of her menstruation cycle.

Richie is also unhappy that California cops listed her weight at 85 pounds on the police report because "she's so proud of her weight gain," says the source, who is losing credibility by the second, and adds that Richie has gained "about 10 pounds" in the last two months and actually weighs around 95.

"She doesn't know where the cops came up with 85 pounds and it's annoying to her."

Sure thing, babe. Anyway, below are some nice Nicole Richie pictures you might enjoy. On the right, she's out and about this week after her arrest. On the left, she's partying with a pal, who's passing her a bowl, earlier this year. Everybody go smoke up!


Nicole Richie Biography

Nicole Richie Mug Shot
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Nicole Richie

Nicole Richie Quotes

He is a good man, he is cool. He is just a great person overall.

Nicole Richie [on Barack Obama]

Nicole Richie: I’m 26. I’ve definitely had a very eventful year. So right now, it’s about me enjoying my time with my daughter. I want five children: twin boys and three girls. I’ve wanted that since I was a little girl.