Working laborious for her money! Erika Jayne’s personal ups and downs on season 11 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ought to set her up for an even bigger payday for season 12, a supply solely tells Us Weekly.
“It’s going to be much more next season,” the insider says, noting Erika, 50, has been the “sole focus this season.”
After being “put through the wringer and following producers’ orders,” the supply provides that there’s “no question” that the TV persona goes to “demand a higher paycheck” if she returns subsequent year.
“The ratings were off the charts because of her story line and what she’s exposed,” the insider explains. “What she’s dealing with [regarding] Tom [Girardi] and the court is not over yet so you can only imagine what next season is going to bring.”
While no wage has been agreed upon by Erika transferring ahead, her present paycheck was revealed throughout a prolonged exposé revealed by The New York Times earlier this month.
The outlet reported that the Pretty Mess writer, who joined the present in 2015, made $600,000 for season 11. The alleged wage, nonetheless, doesn’t make a dent within the $25 million she is being sued for amid her 82-year-old estranged husband Tom’s chapter case.
According to the NYT, Tom’s former agency, Giardi Keese, coated Erika’s bills, together with $1.5 million in funds to a expertise company. Court paperwork declare that there have been additionally $260,000 in authorized payments and $252,000 for a celeb make-up artist and picture guide Troy Jensen on behalf of the Housewife.
Erika, who break up from Tom in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage, has continued to take care of that she knew nothing of her estranged husband’s mishandling of money or shady authorized dealings.
Investigator Ronald Richards, nonetheless, mentioned that the Bravo persona remains to be “liable” for the $25 million. Erika’s legal professional, Evan C. Borge, beforehand claimed in a press release to Us Weekly that the court-appointed trustee is mistaken.
“Mr. Richards has reached out and told me that he and the trustee want to settle. I have listened and will continue to listen,” Borge informed Us earlier this month. “I can’t say enough that based on the evidence and law, Erika does not have liability for any of the claims against her. All the claims against Erika amount to efforts to blame her for the actions of others, including Girardi Keese and Tom Girardi.”
Erika and Tom had been each accused in December 2020 of embezzling fund supposed for households of aircraft crash victims — and Erika was later named in six civil lawsuits associated to Tom.
Lawyer Jay Edelson confirmed to Us on Tuesday, October 12, that Bravo has now been subpoenaed for added footage of Erika because the chapter case continues.
“We have all seen Bravo ride the Girardi embezzlement scandal to historically high ratings,” the legal professional solely informed Us in a press release. “For the most part, Andy Cohen and Bravo have protected Erika, paying her — according to reports — as much as $600,000 to be on the show this year while allowing her to cast herself as the primary victim of Tom’s criminality.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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