Keeping up appearances. Lawyer Jay Edelson claimed that Erika Jayne’s lavish life-style has not modified amid her and estranged husband Tom Girardi’s legal woes.
“I imply there are experiences that she’s making as a lot as $600,000 for the [Real Housewives of Beverly Hills] season,” Edelson stated on the “Reality Life With Kate Casey” podcast on Wednesday, October 13. “And she’s acquired her glam squad and, , all of us should cry alongside together with her.”
The legal professional commented on the truth TV star’s present housing state of affairs as effectively, saying, “The idea that you simply’re slumming in a $10,000 a month place is de facto offensive. She’s acquired lots of followers, however I doubt lots of them are spending $10,000 a month to dwell. I doubt lots of them have glam squads.”
The Pretty Mess creator, 50, made headlines in December 2020 after she and Tom, 82, had been accused of embezzling funds meant for the households of aircraft crash victims in a category motion lawsuit by Edelson’s agency. She has since been sued for $25 million for her alleged half within the chapter case, with courtroom paperwork claiming Tom’s former agency, Girardi Keese, lined bills for Erika’s glam, PR group and extra whereas they had been married.
Erika, who filed for divorce from Tom in November 2020, has maintained that she knew nothing of her estranged partner’s alleged legal wrongdoings. Edelson, nevertheless, identified how the Housewife’s actions on season 11 of the Bravo sequence are considerably suspect.
“This complete factor [she said of], ‘Oh, I’ve acquired these properties I’ve by no means even heard of. Let me Google the place they’re.’ All of it’s simply so tone deaf,” the lawyer stated on Wednesday’s podcast. “Her character, the one which she’s portraying is that this, ‘I’ve acquired tons of money and I don’t give an F.’ That’s completely fantastic. That’s nice. It makes nice actuality TV. But it stops the second you stole money from widows and orphans.”
Edelson defined that after Erika grew to become conscious of the legal scandal surrounding Tom, she ought to have “modified tacks” and finished one thing constructive for the victims.
“Maybe, you need to do one thing to truly make positive these individuals are made complete. She may do this,” he added. “She may do a fundraiser in a second and repay the $2 million within the judgment which can be owed to those folks.”
Edelson additional claimed that Erika’s revelations throughout season 11 of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills has been useful to their case towards each her and Tom.
“This season of Real Housewives, as painful because it has been to look at — simply because I’m watching by the eyes of the victims — it’s given us lots of proof,” the legal professional stated on the podcast. “On TV, you’ll be able to say no matter you need, underneath oath, you bought to inform the reality.”
Although the case towards her continues to be ongoing, a supply solely informed Us earlier this month that Erika is seeking to season 12 of RHOBH and plans to renegotiate her payday primarily based on her public drama.
“The rankings had been off the charts due to her story line and what she’s uncovered,” the insider stated in October, noting that Erika plans to “demand a excessive paycheck” if she comes again to the present. “What she’s coping with [regarding] Tom and the courtroom will not be over but so you’ll be able to solely think about what subsequent season goes to carry.”
Us reached out to Erika’s group concerning Edelson’s feedback.
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