As extra info comes out about Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s authorized woes, the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is beginning to question what their costar knew in regards to the state of affairs.
The women had their most candid dialog but on the Wednesday, August 11, episode after studying a Los Angeles Times article titled “The legal titan and the ‘Real Housewife’: The rise and fall of Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne,” which was published in December 2020.
“They used the word Ponzi scheme,” Sutton Stracke informed Lisa Rinna and Kyle Richards.
“That’s taking from Peter to pay Paul,” Kyle exclaimed. “Is someone going to jail?”
Sutton responded, “If he’s found guilty, yeah, he’s going to jail. … It screams [Bernie] Madoff.”
The designer added that “if Erika’s business is under her name and was accepting these funds, that’s trouble.”
While Tom has been accused of giving Erika’s firms $20 million over time, the Bravo star hasn’t been charged with any crimes. The former lawyer, in the meantime, informed the courtroom in December 2020 that he doesn’t have “any money” left. The pair, who break up in November 2020, had been accused of embezzling settlement funds supposed for the victims of households killed in Lion Air Flight 610 in a category motion lawsuit filed one month after she took authorized motion to finish their marriage.
“Is that money gone, spent, frozen?” Kyle requested. “What is the state of affairs with that?
While Lisa replied, “We don’t know that,” Sutton famous, “I think it’s gone.”
Kyle concluded, “Well, then she’s f—ked.”
After Dorit Kemsley and Kathy Hilton joined the dialog, the ladies mentioned whether or not they suppose Erika knew about Tom’s alleged actions.
“This article is implying that Erika was complicit and knew everything,” Kyle informed her costars, which prompted Sutton to ask the way you “have a business and not know” the place the money is coming from.
Lisa, in the meantime, argued, “I mean, do you think Tom Girardi comes home and says, ‘Let me talk about my day and let me tell you about what cases I’m working on and oh, by the way, I borrowed over here and I’m in a little bit of trouble.’ Like, that ain’t happening.”
During her confessional, the Melrose Place actress added, “I wouldn’t think Erika knows anything that goes on and Tom would just say, ‘Sweetie, I’m in charge.’ Do you know how many times Harry [Hamlin] has put a contract on the kitchen table and said, ‘Sign this.’ I sign everything he asks me to sign. Listen, if you’ve been married for a while, you’re fine with it.”
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