Erika Jayne faces tough questions about her embezzlement scandal and legal troubles in the latest teaser for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The 50-year-old reality star and her estranged husband Tom Girardi, 82, are both currently facing claims of alleged misappropriation of settlement funds intended to help the families of plane crash victims.
‘Do you want to know who your friends are? Get old and go bankrupt,” Erika is heard at the beginning of the clip, addressing the scandal that her legal team has denied.
Facing the music: Erika Jayne, 50, looks tired and emotional in latest Real Housewives of Beverly Hills teaser as she gets tough questions about her alleged blackout scandal
Kyle Richards, 52, is then heard to say, “She’ll have to answer more than she’s comfortable with because we deserve to know the truth,” as Garcelle Beauvais, 54, passionately tells the group: “I’m not going to s* ** on her when she’s on her behind. I’m not like that!’
In the next scene, Erika faces her friends at what appears to be a tense dinner, with Garcelle saying, “If what Tom did is true, then f*** Tom.”
In another dramatic moment, Erika declares at the table, “If he stole the money, I’d like to know where it is.”
Comes for her: Kyle Richards, 52, is supposed to say about Erika’s drama: ‘She’ll have to answer more than she’s comfortable with’
Unconvinced: Sutton Stracke, 49, seems less than convinced when seen with a gritty face, later asking, “Are we cheated by the lies?”
Telling her side: Erika is emotional and angry when she makes her point in the latest clip
“I’m asking you to believe me instead of an article,” Erika continues in another scene, urging her roommates to believe her side of the story.
However, Sutton Stracke, 49, seems less than convinced when seen with a gritty face, later asking, ‘Have we been cheated by the lies?’
Not caring, Erika snaps back to Sutton, “If you ever call me a liar again, I’ll come get you,” and later added, “Guess what, b****? I’m not threatening, I promise.’
‘Look at me!’ Erika begs her castmates to believe her
Looking for a fight: Sutton seems unconvinced by what Erika has to say, and is scared when she receives threats from her
On the Warpath: Erika seems to have no time for those who don’t buy what she has to say
Sutton is also seen crying as she seems genuinely terrified by Erika’s aggressive language and threats.
Kathy Hilton tries to take an olive branch by offering that “everyone has a skeleton in their closet,” while Erika says to be transparent, “Look at me, look at my f******g life.”
Erika previously opened up to castmate Kyle on the show, telling the actress that she hasn’t spoken to her ailing lawyer husband since they split in November 2020.
In hot water: Girardi is currently under investigation on charges of “embezzling at least $2 million” intended for the families of those killed in the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia. They can be seen above in 2016
“One of the reasons I filed for divorce is resistance to anything,” she said, explaining how excited he was when she pointed out that his eyes and ears were failing.
The revelation came a day after Girardi was officially placed in receivership due to his dementia diagnosis.
A Los Angeles court approved the move because of Girardi’s diagnosis of dementia, which is classified as a “severe neurocognitive disorder,” People recently reported.
Tensed: Erika sits next to Lisa Rinna as she listens to what the other ladies have to say
Plea: Garcelle Beauvais, 54, passionately tells the group, “I’m not going to s*** on her if she’s on her behind. I’m not like that!’
A friend in need: the singer and reality star seeks support from the group
Will they be on her side? Erika’s legal issues are a hot topic for the group
Robert made the legal application after a June 9 court hearing in which he was appointed as Girardi’s permanent curator.
Girardi is at the center of a high-profile investigation into fraud and embezzlement related to his legal work.
Jayne, who is accused of taking advantage of funds intended for her husband’s clients, recently debunked claims that her divorce filing was a “sham” to protect assets.
Emotions: Erika spends much of the clip with tears in her eyes
Crying: It was an emotional time for Erika as she details her struggles in the show
Be warned though, she’s quick to snap at anyone who tries to cross her
Weigh: Kathy Hilton tries an olive branch by offering that ‘everyone has a skeleton in their closet’
Still part of the gang: the controversial star can be seen on a group outing in the new clip
In December 2020, a federal judge in Chicago froze Girardi’s assets, saying the well-known Los Angeles attorney had “embezzled at least $2 million” intended for the families of those killed in the crash of Lion Air Flight 610 in Indonesia. .
In March, the LA Times reported that more than 100 lawsuits had been filed and multiple complaints filed with the California State Bar against Girardi by disgruntled customers alleging financial misconduct and theft.
Jayne has been ordered to hand over financial records from her accountant, attorney and landlord as part of the embezzlement investigation and a trustee is documenting the couple’s assets.
It is alleged that the split provided a way for the couple to embezzle money and that Jayne had received “tens of millions of dollars” from her husband’s company to fund her projects. UsWeekly reported in June.
Girardi’s lawyers claimed earlier this year that he had “problems” with “mental competence” and it was subsequently revealed that he had been diagnosed with dementia and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs Wednesday at 8 p.m. on Bravo.