You mad yet? This week we are waiting for the premiere of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Season 11 is dropping on Wednesday, but the drama started before filming began. In November 2020, Erika Jayne filed for divorce from former attorney-husband Tom Girardi after a 20-year relationship. This might have worked out well for Erika, had it not been for Tom’s major mismanagement of finances over the years.
Their divorce papers opened the flood gates into accusations of hiding assets and embezzlement. Tom’s previous scrapes with fraud turned into a mountain of alleged lies and theft. As Tom accidentally misplaced $80 million, Erika basked in $40k monthly donations to her beauty regime and wallowed in Xxpen$ive gifts from her spouse. Meanwhile, people who lost family in an airplane crash didn’t receive settlement money. A burn victim was duped out of funds. And now – take a deep breath – we have the mother of an autistic son speaking out about the money she never received.
Many Housewives face legal issues, but none have had levels of disgust quite like Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi. In the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Season 11 trailer, Erika repeatedly denied knowledge of Tom’s alleged tricky bookkeeping that may or may not have funded her “music career”. Erika also filed for divorce from Big Tommy right before the shit hit the fan, which raised some eyebrows. Fun fact: Erika has been on the Board of Directors at GIRARDI FINANCIAL since 1999, which doesn’t help her cries of “Only HE knows…” Perhaps Sutton Stracke could bring this up next time Erika bares her teeth.
Victims of Tom’s supposed swindling don’t have the luxury of posting lingerie shots on Insta and moving into $1.5 million homes. Tom has been forced into bankruptcy in an effort to discharge his debts, but one former client isn’t backing down. A victim of the PG&E gas explosion who was burned over 90% of his body now adds his name to the long list of people wanting Tom to pay the piper.
More trouble for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills: Confessions of a Shopaholic star, Erika Jayne. After the newly released Season 11 trailer, you might have thought it was just her make-up that was in jeopardy, but nope. The hits keep on coming for Erika and it isn’t because she’s a great singer. First comes love, second comes marriage, then comes Erika in bankruptcy court.
Erika is in the middle of divorcing shamed attorney Tom Girardi. Tom is on the hook for allegedly embezzling an exorbitant amount of money from clients and vendors over the years while Erika was having fun with her “self-funded” music career. People weren’t getting paid and clients weren’t seeing settlement cash, but Erika’s corporate account managed to accept a $20 million deposit. Erika tried to cut and run while Tom basically lost everything to his name. Here’s where it gets worse for Erika, the trustee in Big Tommy’s bankruptcy case would now like a word with Ms.
Chahoy Jayne Girardi. Someone pour Denise Richards a Casamigos BLANCO, it’s about to get good.
Holy cats, it’s here. Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is coming back and it has some explaining to do. Fans have been waiting for the Season 11 trailer to be released and for all intents and purposes, it does not disappoint. Loyal viewers of RHOBH have struggled the past few years due to lack of drama and the cast having a mental block against addressing their very interesting legal issues on camera. Instead we’ve been treated to bogus dog storylines and not much in the way of captivating television.
Will this be the redemption season for Beverly Hills? We’ll see some new faces on old faces and new cast members to spice things up. Kyle Richards’ sister Kathy Hilton is joining the gang, and newcomer Crystal Minkoff is off and running on her first season. Now it’s time to watch the Season 11 preview while the Bravo gods silently thank Erika Jayne for finally getting a storyline.
The long and drawn out saga of Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi continues. Tom has pretty much lost everything. His wife, his career, and his reputation is already 6 feet under. The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star hasn’t skipped a beat though. Erika filed for divorce from Tom under the guise he was a cheater cheater pumpkin eater, but that may or may not be accurate given the circumstances.
‘Ol Tom and Erika have some explaining to do. Tom’s camp is trying to avoid explaining by diagnosing him with Alzheimer’s Disease, which is currently being challenged. Erika has remained unbothered as usual, filming RHOBH and playing the victim of a man who did her wrong. But not so fast, darling! We might have our first tangible kink in the system, and I’m not talking about Erika’s fondness for latex. It looks like some signatures have popped up. This could implicate Erika. The Pretty Mess is about to get a whole lot messier, you guys.
It looks like you legal eagle fans are in for a busy next few weeks! On the heels of Jen Shah’s fall from grace, we are still dealing with Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and Tom Girard’s scandal. And this mess goes back decades. Allegedly. In addition, Tom may or may not be suffering from memory loss, but after exposure to excessive amounts of hairspray and spray tan fumes over the years, anything is possible.
We know Erika dumped Tom because of his cheating ways, and definitely not because they were trying to save their asses. We know Tom is being kicked out of his house and will probably have to relocate to Encino. And we know Tom somehow lost tons of cash and has no idea where it went – but it definitely didn’t fund Erika’s singing career because she has real, natural talent, y’all… We also know Big Tommy was stripped of his ability to practice law in California. Now the California State Bar takes one more step in the Girardi downfall. Disciplinary charges against Tommy have been filed.
Bravo is really missing out on a sure-fire hit. Instead of doing an all-star show featuring popular Housewives, they need to do a show featuring the wives who have faced fraud charges. It would be a pretty large cast at this point. Maybe they could have matching orange pjs for girl’s night! Real Housewives of Beverly Hills songstress Erika Jayne would certainly be on the bill, as she continues to battle claims of embezzlement with her soon-to-be-ex Tom Girardi.
During these trying times we must remember that everyone is innocent until proven guilty, despite damning evidence to the contrary. Erika is just a girl, with a weave, standing in front of a judge, trying to avoid jail. But she’s also trying to avoid missing out on getting some fun money since Big Tommy conveniently misplaced around $80 million. Poor ‘ol Tom is being bounced from the Pasadena Palace he shared with Erika in an effort to pay off some of his debt. Now Erika is stepping in because she wants a piece of that Pasadena mansion pie.
By all accounts, next season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will revolve around Erika Jayne. This is due in part because most of the other cast has settled the majority of their legal problems – looking at you Dorit and PK Kemsley! If nothing else, hopefully we can avoid any fabricated storylines that are only meant to distract viewers from the real battles no one wants to talk about.
It goes without saying Erika has a huge job in front of her. After years of ALLEGEDLY allowing her estranged husband to deposit stolen money into her corporate account, now she has to act like she knew nothing about it. Erika will also face the challenge of playing the poor divorcee who is ravaged by her ex-husband’s deceit and infidelity. I wonder if she called Eileen Davidson for some tips. The streets are saying Erika has the full support of her cast mates during her
performance trying times, but apparently Sutton Stracke is not playing along.