It turns out there’s a lot more to Sutton Stracke’s issues with co-star Erika Jayne’s financial and legal woes.
On the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, we’ve seen Sutton worry about the hits her reputation may face due to being so close to Erika amid allegations of fraud and embezzlement.
Tom Giardi is accused of embezzling at least $2 million meant for the families who lost loved ones in the 2018 Lion Air plane crash. Erika has been tied to the case, thanks to Tom, who allegedly embezzled $20 million into the singer’s companies.
However, it seems that despite Sutton’s concerns, she has gone above and beyond in her friendship with Erika.
In a ‘Never Before Scene’ from Bravo, Sutton reveals she offered Erika financial assistance amid her divorce from her estranged husband, Tom Girardi.
“I know what it’s like to go through a divorce,” Sutton told co-stars Lisa Rinna, Dorit Kemsley, Crystal Minkoff, Garcelle Beauvais, and Kyle Richards. “I was in a position that I wasn’t getting money. My attorney said to me, ‘You need to have someone ready to give you money if you need it.’”
She then stunned the group when she announced she offered Erika financial assistance amid her divorce.
“I offered [money] to Erika,” Sutton admitted.
Sutton then elaborated in her confessional interview.
“I offered Erika a loan while going through the divorce. If you need anything financially, I got your back. If you have a fall, you have a mattress to land on. I think she said ‘thank you,’ that’s it,” Sutton explained.
To add fuel to the fire, Lisa noted that she asked Erika how she got the money to leave Tom and Erika told her, “I can’t talk about that right now.”
Check out the scene below!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.
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