Denise Richards defends buying Mercedes for daughter Lola, 17, after car accident

Denise Richards is a former cast member of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" and an actress.

Richards' daughter, Lola, was involved in a car accident in June 2022.

The California Highway Patrol reported that Lola crashed into an embankment while driving a Volkswagen.

Richards purchased a new Mercedes-Benz for Lola after the accident.

The actress defended her decision to buy the car, saying it was "very safe."

Richards claimed that Lola was not driving the car at the time of the accident and was protecting the person who was driving.

Lola had "snuck out" of the house the night of the accident.

The Volkswagen was "totaled" in the accident, but no one was severely injured.

Richards is also the mother of daughter Sami and adopted daughter Eloise.

She was previously married to Charlie Sheen and is now married to Aaron Phypers.