Keeping up appearances. Lawyer Jay Edelson claimed that Erika Jayne’s lavish way of life has not modified amid her and estranged husband Tom Girardi’s authorized woes.
“I mean there are reports that she’s making as much as $600,000 for the [Real Housewives of Beverly Hills] season,” Edelson stated on the “Reality Life With Kate Casey” podcast on Wednesday, October 13. “And she’s got her glam squad and, you know, we all have to cry along with her.”
The legal professional commented on the fact TV star’s present housing state of affairs as nicely, saying, “The idea that you’re slumming in a $10,000 a month place is really offensive. She’s got a lot of fans, but I doubt many of them are spending $10,000 a month to live. I doubt many of them have glam squads.”
The Pretty Mess writer, 50, made headlines in December 2020 after she and Tom, 82, had been accused of embezzling funds meant for the households of aircraft crash victims in a category motion lawsuit by Edelson’s agency. She has since been sued for $25 million for her alleged half within the chapter case, with courtroom paperwork claiming Tom’s former agency, Girardi Keese, lined bills for Erika’s glam, PR crew and extra whereas they had been married.
Erika, who filed for divorce from Tom in November 2020, has maintained that she knew nothing of her estranged partner’s alleged authorized wrongdoings. Edelson, nevertheless, identified how the Housewife’s actions on season 11 of the Bravo collection are considerably suspect.
“This whole thing [she said of], ‘Oh, I’ve got these homes I’ve never even heard of. Let me Google where they are.’ All of it is just so tone deaf,” the lawyer stated on Wednesday’s podcast. “Her character, the one that she’s portraying is this, ‘I’ve got tons of money and I don’t give an F.’ That’s totally fine. That’s great. It makes great reality TV. But it stops the second you stole money from widows and orphans.”
Edelson defined that after Erika turned conscious of the authorized scandal surrounding Tom, she ought to have “changed tacks” and executed one thing optimistic for the victims.
“Maybe, you want to do something to actually make sure those people are made whole. She could do that,” he added. “She could do a fundraiser in a second and pay off the $2 million in the judgment that are owed to these people.”
Edelson additional claimed that Erika’s revelations throughout season 11 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been useful to their case towards each her and Tom.
“This season of Real Housewives, as painful as it has been to watch — just because I’m watching through the eyes of the victims — it’s given us a lot of evidence,” the legal professional stated on the podcast. “On TV, you can say whatever you want, under oath, you got to tell the truth.”
Although the case towards her remains to be ongoing, a supply completely advised Us earlier this month that Erika is trying to season 12 of RHOBH and plans to renegotiate her payday primarily based on her public drama.
“The ratings were off the charts because of her story line and what she’s exposed,” the insider stated in October, noting that Erika plans to “demand a high paycheck” if she comes again to the present. “What she’s dealing with [regarding] Tom and the court is not over yet so you can only imagine what next season is going to bring.”
Us reached out to Erika’s crew concerning Edelson’s feedback.
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