Working exhausting for her money! Erika Jayne’s private ups and downs on season 11 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills ought to set her up for an even bigger payday for season 12, a supply solely tells Us Weekly.
“It’s going to be far more subsequent season,” the insider says, noting Erika, 50, has been the “sole focus this season.”
After being “put via the wringer and following producers’ orders,” the supply provides that there’s “no query” that the TV persona goes to “demand the next paycheck” if she returns subsequent yr.
“The rankings had been off the charts due to her story line and what she’s uncovered,” the insider explains. “What she’s coping with [regarding] Tom [Girardi] and the courtroom isn’t over but so you may solely think about what subsequent season goes to deliver.”
While no wage has been agreed upon by Erika transferring ahead, her present paycheck was revealed throughout a prolonged exposé revealed by The New York Times earlier this month.
The outlet reported that the Pretty Mess creator, who joined the present in 2015, made $600,000 for season 11. The alleged wage, nevertheless, doesn’t make a dent within the $25 million she is being sued for amid her 82-year-old estranged husband Tom’s chapter case.
According to the NOW, Tom’s former agency, Giardi Keese, lined Erika’s bills, together with $1.5 million in funds to a expertise company. Court paperwork declare that there have been additionally $260,000 in legal payments and $252,000 for a star make-up artist and picture advisor Troy Jensen on behalf of the Housewife.
Erika, who cut up from Tom in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage, has continued to keep up that she knew nothing of her estranged husband’s mishandling of money or shady legal dealings.
Investigator Ronald Richards, nevertheless, mentioned that the Bravo persona remains to be “liable” for the $25 million. Erika’s legal professional, Evan C. Borge, beforehand claimed in a press release to Us Weekly that the court-appointed trustee is mistaken.
“Mr. Richards has reached out and informed me that he and the trustee wish to settle. I’ve listened and can proceed to pay attention,” Borge informed Us earlier this month. “I can’t say sufficient that based mostly on the proof and legislation, Erika doesn’t have legal responsibility for any of the claims towards her. All the claims towards Erika quantity to efforts accountable her for the actions of others, together with Girardi Keese and Tom Girardi.”
Erika and Tom had been each accused in December 2020 of embezzling fund supposed for households of aircraft crash victims — and Erika was later named in six civil lawsuits associated to Tom.
Lawyer Jay Edelson confirmed to Us on Tuesday, October 12, that Bravo has now been subpoenaed for added footage of Erika because the chapter case continues.
“We have all seen Bravo trip the Girardi embezzlement scandal to traditionally excessive rankings,” the legal professional solely informed Us in a press release. “For probably the most half, Andy Cohen and Bravo have protected Erika, paying her — in line with reviews — as a lot as $600,000 to be on the present this yr whereas permitting her to forged herself as the first sufferer of Tom’s criminality.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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