Real Housewives of Beverly Hills used to be a show about rich women who showed off their rich lady stuff. It’s currently about how Erika Jayne is trying to avoid finding herself in front of attorney, Jay Edelson. Between questioning Tom Girardi’s medical diagnosis and deciding whether or not EJ has gone from knee-deep to drowning in this fraud, lawyer Jay is basically the Obi-Wan Kenobi of orphans and widows who continue to suffer because money was stolen from them. This man is working hard, free of charge, for the victims of Lion Air Flight 610 and he’s pissed.
Along with Ronald Richards, special counsel appointed to Tom’s bankruptcy case, Jay and his team are uncovering new info that provides insight on things like Alzheimer’s Disease, losing massive amounts of cash, and illegally transferring money in an effort to conceal assets. Erika is playing the role of her life and she doesn’t have to powder up and slide into latex for this one. Now EJ is being hauled into bankruptcy court and Tom might have accidentally bribed the lead attorney. Karma has cleared her schedule for this one.
I guess it’s hard to be in charge of an “estate” that only has three Count Basie records and maybe a VHS collection of Miami Vice. That said, Robert Girardi has had his brother’s back in the incredibly unsettling twist of fate that has become Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: American Horror Story. It’s bad for Erika Jayne but much worse for Tom Girardi, everyone is playing a melodramatic role here and it’s like goddamned Shakespeare in the Park at this point.
Right after it started getting super hot in the kitchen, Tom received a very convenient diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Disease. Erika has gone from supportive wife of a big time lawyer to being unloved and trapped by someone who began deteriorating in front of her eyes. Tom was a “great man” who “gets” Erika but only until he loses his money and she files for divorce 5 days after praising him on national television. Now we take another giant leap into the unknown because Tom’s
legal defense medical advisors have declared him in definite need of a handler.
Well, the beat goes on but it’s not in a 4/4 time signature with a catchy hook. This is essentially the beatdown of Erika Jayne from the fallout of Tom Girardi basically embezzling from everyone who hired him as an attorney. The tears and mascara flowed on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills last night and today Erika is catching another case.
It has now become a never-ending cycle of assumptions, theft, and the tale of innocent victims who suffered in the wake of a massive fraud scheme. As the Girardi bankruptcy legal case looms over EJ’s head, she might want to hide the good extensions because trustees are coming for everything. Now her beloved jewelry might be on the line because a new suit has been filed regarding Erika’s “luxury items”. Heads up orphans and widows, the Cartier Panther Ring is about to go to the highest bidder on eBay.
For once we get to talk about Erika Jayne and it has nothing to do with widows and orphans. It could have to do with interestingly-timed dissolutions of marriage with a man who answers to what old people ride around on in the grocery store. Thus far on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we know Erika dumped broke Tom Girardi when he lost all of his cashola. If you ask Erika, it’s because Tom was unfaithful, which did not appear to bother her until his assets were frozen.
Despite possibly being compliant in Tom’s embezzlement, at some point Erika will want to find a new
sponsor man. In the past EJ has been linked to her Dancing with the Stars partner as well as music manager Scooter Braun. EJ addressed these rumors on RHOBH and put them to bed. Welp, now old Scoot has left his wife and the timing has some folks wondering if Erika will soon reveal a new record label man in her life.
Have we all stopped applauding Erika Jayne for doing her own dishes yet? In Jesus Christ lady get the hell over it news, Brandi Glanville, award-winning Twitter personality and long-suffering veteran of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, is talking about Denise Richards… AGAIN. Just out of curiosity, at what point does one become officially sick of hearing themselves pontificate over diamonds they lost?
Apparently not soon enough because Brandi’s third favorite thing to talk about behind herself and her cheating husband from eons ago, is Denise. It’s safe to assume Denise hasn’t thought about Brandi since the last time she took a shot and Glanville is nowhere close to her radar. But bless her damn heart, Brandi has a voice and she’s going to use it. She’ll curse, she’ll cry, and she’ll get help from fellow Denise-hater, Lisa Rinna. Ladies and gentlemen, this is what happens when you have too much free time.
Who’s hunky dory today? Not Erika Jayne, future poor person on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In the blink of an eye, Erika’s life has gone from a Pretty Mess to a Pity Mess, except the person hosting the pity party is Erika and the only attendee is a mirror. I appreciate Evolution’s fervent desire to make Sutton Stracke and Crystal Kung Minkoff’s battle with the heartbreak of passive-aggressiveness a thing, but would people tune in if Erika’s life wasn’t actively imploding?
Erika retained a whole new lawyer in the Tom Girardi bankruptcy case, which is a good thing because his “to-do” list just became incredibly long. Erika is trying to protect her assets and her “personal gifts” from becoming eligible for collection by creditors seeking payments Tom never dished out. Recently a former client of Tom’s requested approval from the court to sue Erika directly for outstanding settlement funds. Today, EJ is looking for a hiding space for her Panther ring because Joseph Ruigomez has a green light to go after her ass
Time for another update in the always-changing world of Erika
Chahoy Girardi Jayne. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: A Lambo Named Desire star is dealing with new twists and turns in the infamous Tom Girardi bankruptcy case. The former couple is in a lot of trouble, but you wouldn’t know it from Erika’s behavior. While she maintains ignorant bliss regarding Tommy’s heinous accounting, she holds a stoic exterior and boards PJs making sure her Cartier ring is on display.
Erika and Tom’s combined reputations have become a dumpster fire, but it worsened when Hulu released a revealing documentary detailing their alleged activities. Erika’s legal representation quit after denouncing her ability to tell the truth, only to return days later. Unfortunately, it looks like Peaches & Herb were busy because Erika and her lawyer were reunited and it felt so bad. Now EJ has a new guy ready to take on the challenge of helping her communicate her innocense through costume.
Join the club, Kim Richards. Now she has something in common with 97% of the people currently featured on Bravo! While that isn’t necessarily anything to be proud of, once again, as least she doesn’t have anything to do with stealing from widows and orphans. And if you think I’m going to refer to widows and orphans repeatedly so no one forgets what others are trying so desperately to hide, you would be 100% CORRECT.
Viewers won’t see Kim on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this season, but don’t worry, Kyle Richards is required to mention her name whenever the audience begins to find her boring, so basically all the time. Kathy Hilton has taken over as Kyle’s latest
storyline sibling, but Kim is still in the news. After discovering her shelved tell-all book was going to print, things were looking up for Kimbo until more tax woes reared their ugly head. Step aside Kyle because houses aren’t involved, the government is trying to make Kim pay her goddamned taxes.