Erika Jayne Says She’s “Desperate” And “Afraid” Amid Legal Drama & Split From Tom Girardi

Erika Jayne finally gets candid. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been pretty mum in the press when it comes to her mounting legal problems. She did share some rather strange explanations and stories on the last season of RHOBH. Most of which just made her look unsympathetic and defensive. They also raised more questions than answers. So she has kept it light in the press, instead talking about dating and her hair extension line. But now she’s addressing her private feelings publicly.

So what does Erika have to say? She recently spoke with E! News’ Daily Pop and described her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s legal allegations as the “darkest” time of her life. She began by addressing a lawsuit against Tom for fraud and embezzlement. It was recently dismissed in an Illinois court.

Erika said of her husband, “You know, when they can’t get to that man, then they turn to his partner. And that’s what I think has happened.” She continued, “I think that I have taken a lot of the attention that should be for other people. Other people, not just person, people. I’ve been the whipping girl for a lot of people and I’ve taken the beating in the public when others should be.” But the lawyer handling the suit made it clear that it was being refiled in California. Which is Erika and Tom’s state of residence.

 

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As for how this has all played out, Erika believes that if it wasn’t for her fame, no one would have heard about Tom’s supposed misdeeds. “I think it would be a bad legal story and I think it would have gone away,” she suggested. “I do think that because I am on a reality TV show, it is magnified. I think that because of what I’ve done professionally, it is magnified.” Not helping matters is that Erika filed for divorce from Tom 1 month before the fraud allegations against him went public. Given that they were married for 20+ years, the timing seemed suspect.

But Erika admitted that the controversy has changed her. She confessed, “This has been the darkest part of my life. Just the most desperate, most afraid I’ve ever been in my life. Most unsure, most volatile. I’ve been angry, I’ve been sad, I’ve been happy, I’ve been everything. And it’s really challenged me to my core.”

 

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Despite what Erika says about being challenged, it hasn’t stopped her from continuing to feed the flames of her own indifference to the seriousness of the legal matters surrounding her. Erika has recently been blasted for not turning over $1.4 million earrings that Tom once gave her. The trustee handling Tom’s bankruptcy case alleges that they were bought with funds that were supposed to be given to victims from their respective settlements.

Court documents stated, “Erika has no legal or equitable right to the Diamond Earrings and the same are legally and equitably valuable assets of the GK Bankruptcy Estate that the Trustee can and should sell.” It reminds unclear as to whether or not she has turned them in at this time.

 

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TELL US – DO YOU THINK ERIKA IS STILL PLAYING THE VICTIM IN ALL THIS? ARE YOU SURPRISED SHE SAID SHE IS DESPERATE AND AFRAID? DO YOU FEEL BAD FOR HER AFTER READING THIS? 

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