Erika Jayne came on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills a few years ago with quite the enviable life from her lifestyle, body, you name it. Before long we began to watch it all come crumbling down as her estranged husband Tom Girardi started to become accused of all manner of illegal behavior that Andy Cohen really attempted to nail her on in the first installment of the Season 11 reunion.
Regarding the fans calling for her firing, Jayne said, “Why should I be fired?” She continued, “Why are you presuming that I’ve done something? Why aren’t we letting the legal process play out? You’ve heard one side — and a lot of bulls–t on that side. Give me a chance to defend myself. Watch me. I’m ready for the challenge. Watch me do it.”
What she’s accused of is a fake divorce from Tom so that he can shield his money from creditors. And one of his biggest sins he’s accused of is stealing settlement money from plane crash victims.
During another part of the reunion she spoke about how her legal team suggested she leave the show saying, “And then I said, ‘No, because I have nothing to hide.’ And they said, ‘Well, you know that this s–t can get flipped around on you.’ Everything can be parsed, twisted, turned and yes, possibly turned against you. Whether it is true or not, it almost doesn’t even matter at this point. But I’m not a quitter and I wanted to honor my commitment. I wasn’t going to run away from what’s coming at me.”