Hard occasions in the Hills! Kyle Richards revealed how her pal and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills costar, Erika Jayne, is coping following the launch of The Housewife and the Hustler — a documentary about her and her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s ongoing authorized troubles.
“I mean, you know, obviously it’s a hard time,” Richards, 52, informed Access Hollywood on Wednesday, June 15. “But she’s doing OK.”
The “How Many F—ks?” singer, 49, and the former lawyer, 82, are at present tangled in a authorized battle after they have been accused in December 2020 of embezzling settlement money meant for the victims of households killed in a 2018 airplane crash.
Documents obtained by Us Weekly at the time claimed that the former couple — who introduced their divorce one month previous to the allegations — “are on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds.”
Following the launch of the documentary on Monday, June 14, Erika’s former chapter lawyer, Peter Mastan, filed a movement to be taken off her case. His determination complicates the state of affairs additional as it’ll drive Erika to get a brand new legal professional.
In promos for the present season of RHOBH, the Pretty Mess writer claimed she was unaware of Tom’s monetary points. According to the ABC News documentary, which is at present streaming on Hulu, the Georgia native has but to be legally charged with something.
However, Jay Edelson, the lawyer who initially filed the class motion lawsuit, claims that’s not the case.
“We believe we’re going to be able to prove that Erika was incredibly involved,” the legal professional mentioned on the Wednesday, June 16, episode of the “Reality Life with Kate Casey” podcast. “If we’re successful [in our case], that means that we’re going to be able to get whatever possessions [Erika] has back in order to pay off any sort of judgment.”
Despite the drama, Erika’s coworkers proceed to face up for her — assuring that, if something, her career is protected.
“I don’t think that documentary will affect her future on the show,” Andy Cohen mentioned on Wednesday throughout SiriusXM’s Andy Cohen Live. “I will say the idea that Danielle Staub and Dana Wilkey are the experts in this documentary about Erika is questionable at best. So I kind of realized I wasn’t gonna learn anything new from them about Erika.”
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