Richards was sentenced to 90 days in jail and three years probation.
In August 2015, a restaurant owner called police claiming an unidentified black woman had walked out of the restaurant without paying.
It appeared to be the same outfit he had worn earlier in the day while filming the Channel Nine breakfast show in Brisbane.
Notably absent form the outing though was his 33-year-old partner Jasmine Yarbrough, who is said to have returned to America last week.
The pretty blonde, who is usually based in LA, will no doubt be catching up with her boyfriend Karl while she is in the country.
As she arrived, the shoe designer appeared makeup-free and wore her blonde locks in a messy updo.
The couple, who began dating late last year, have been seemingly inseparable in recent months following Karl's divorce from ex-wife Cassandra Thorburn, 44.
“And in this case, there was no riot.” The law was established in 1933 as a legislative effort to protect black and Latino Californians from lynch mobs.