Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne had quite a year. No, she didn’t release a song that went straight to number one. She wasn’t recognized for her philanthropic efforts towards the less fortunate. But she did file for divorce from Tom Girardi. Then Erika found herself being sued for embezzlement with her estranged husband. Oh what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive.
Erika and Tom’s romantic love story for the ages might be over, but their court cases aren’t. After ALLEGEDLY siphoning money from client cases, including plane crash and burn victims, the former couple are in a shitload of trouble. So what do you do when you’ve run out of people to scam, your ex has apparently misplaced over $80 million, and you can’t even sell your clothes online for a buck? You pack up the Pasadena Palace and move into a $1.5 million home so you can remain unbothered at a distance.
Erika Jayne just cannot seem to read the room. Despite being embroiled in many a lawsuit as the result of her husband, Tom Girardi, she just continues to show her whole a**.
A quick recap of all the drama, since it’s been hard to keep up. The couple announced they were filing for divorce just mere days before Tom was sued for embezzling money from the clients he is supposed to be helping. While some speculated that Erika was using divorce to distance herself from the legal side of things, she has also been named in the lawsuits. Then Erika went on a social media rampage, accusing Tom of cheating and doxxing his former flame. As if that wasn’t enough, a tone deaf Erika posted a glamour shot of herself to Instagram. Clearly, she’s oblivious, or just doesn’t care.
The prettiest mess there ever was. Erika Jayne’s split from husband Tom Girardi is some Real Housewives of Beverly Hills drama we’ve been asking for. Despite being the most watched franchise of 2020, fans are still begging for some intrigue from this cast. The gang-up on Lisa Vanderpump two seasons back followed by the communal Denise Richards drag has been exhausting. Erika to the rescue!
grifters Giardi’s have caught themselves in a pretty impressive bind. It started with Erika filing for divorce in November. Then we all learned about the renewed fraud allegations against Tommy. But it’s expensive to be Erika, and she has since demanded alimony from her elderly soon-to-be-ex-. Uh. Which part of this being burn victim and orphanage money does she not understand?
You guys, I can’t get enough of Erika Jayne’s current drama. In case you missed it, it’s way more interesting than the last three seasons of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills combined.
First, Erika and longtime hubby, Tom Girardi, filed for divorce. Then it came out that they were being sued for allegations of fraud. One of the more despicable acts that Tom is being accused of is stealing settlement money from plane crash victims. Some thought maybe Erika was simply filing for divorce to protect assets. But it quickly became apparent that she had an axe to grind. In the form of texts from Tom’s mistress! Oh yes, this just keeps getting juicier and juicier. One would think with all this going on, Erika would be in hiding. Or at least trying to keep a low profile. After all, her name is being dragged through the mud, right along with Tom’s.
Erika Jayne did not receive a Christmas miracle. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has been navigating her biggest role to date. She is currently miles ahead in the race for ALLEGEDLY taking part in the most disturbing scandal any of the Housewives shows have seen. You’re welcome, Teresa Giudice.
Erika filed for divorce from Tom Girardi and kicked off a landslide of allegations against the couple. Tom and Erika are accused of embezzling funds from former clients in an extremely vulnerable position and now Erika is accused of trying to weasel her way out of it. In an effort to gain sympathy for ALLEGEDLY stealing money from plane crash victims, Erika decided to publish some receipts regarding her very troubled husband. After posting (and deleting) screen shots of text messages between Big Tommy and his supposed mistress, Erika is finding out that doxxing a judge didn’t get her very far in the court of public opinion.
If I am paying a lawyer thousands of dollars to clear my name, they damn well better not start asking stupid questions. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Erika Jayne, finally has a storyline. Unfortunately the story is Erika and her lawyer hubby ganked an enormous amount of money over the years from innocent victims and got busted. ALLEGEDLY. Erika hasn’t exactly contributed a lot of content aside from the occasional eyeroll since joining RHOBH, but it appears she and estranged spouse Tom Girardi are making up for lost time.
Bravo has no problem with a mug shot. They don’t care if you have defrauded the government. Hell, if you spend time behind bars, Bravo gives you a special show. So the question is, where does Bravo draw the line? Is there a line? Fans are getting ready to find out. Erika is on the hook for embezzlement charges with her husband. They are accused of stealing millions of dollars from clients Tom represented in trial. Erika was popped because her corporate account had a suspect deposit of $20 million, and everyone knows her music isn’t that popular. Now we’re going to court and Erika’s lawyer wants to know why she is being bothered with this mess. Really? Yes, really.
Tom Girardi, future ex-husband of Erika Jayne, pretty much owes everyone money. At this point, I would ask anyone looking for payment on an outstanding loan to see if you can trace it back to Big Tommy. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is famous for wealthy lifestyles, bullying people off television, and hiding what’s really going on in their bank accounts. While stars like Kyle Richards plead for others to be “open and honest” or Lisa Rinna tells people to “own it”, viewers have learned their pointing fingers rarely turn on themselves.
Now it’s Erika’s turn. Erika and Tom are in a steaming hot pile of trouble. The couple are accused of fraud and embezzlement, but they haven’t just scammed money from businesses or corporations. Instead, money owed to actual victims of tragedies somehow found it’s way into Erika’s pat the puss fund. ALLEGEDLY. Tom has also been at the center of multiple creditors looking for their payments. From office equipment to security, Tom hasn’t been cooking the books – he lit them on fire. Now we can add one more collector looking to get paid.
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills feels so far away, and yet like it happened just yesterday. This last season of RHOBH carried on the YEARS-long tradition of creating one storyline for the whole season, designed to humiliate ONE woman. Last year it was Lisa Vanderpump and puppy gate. The year before was Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave (which in hindsight, I don’t mind that one so much). The year before that was Erika Girardi and panty-gate. This year it was Denise Fu**ing Richards and an ALLEGED sexual encounter, with RHOBH’s self-proclaimed truth teller, Brandi Glanville.
Do you want to revisit any of those seasons? I don’t. Seasons that beat to death a single story are totally unenjoyable. Housewives works best, IMHO, when the show features a truly ensemble cast. Real Housewives of New York City, Atlanta, and Salt Lake City even seem to understand this implicitly. Plus, these series, along with New Jersey, Potomac, Dallas and yes, Orange County have women who are willing to show their lives. RHOBH doesn’t do either of these things and yet, it was the most-watched series in the franchise.