REAL Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne came off as “arrogant” and “unapologetic” as she addressed the victims of her ex-husband Tom Girardi’s alleged embezzlement.
A body language analyzed the housewife’s body language and came to the conclusion that Erika was trying to hold back her emotions while addressing her “friends.”
During last night’s part one of the season reunion, Erika addressed the widows, orphans, and others who accused her husband Tom Girardi of embezzling millions of their dollars.
WHAT DID ERIKA SAY?
Right off the bat, Erika, 50, was asked by host Andy Cohen if her attorneys advised her to quit RHOBH due to being wrapped up in her estranged husband’s legal scandal.
When Andy, 53, begged the question, the Pretty Mess singer responded: “They did. And I said no because I have nothing to hide.
“And they said, ‘this s**t will be twisted around’ and could be used against you. I’ve thought about it but I’m not a quitter.
“I didn’t want to run away from everything that’s coming at me. So I stayed.”
She then publicly addressed the victims for the first time since the case first became news back in November 2020.
When the Bravo boss asked what the biggest misconception people have of her is, Erika insisted: “That I’m cold and have no sympathy.
“But I’m in an almost impossible situation. And anyone who has been wronged, I want them to be made whole.
“I’m talking about the alleged victims of the alleged wrongdoings from Tom and it’s important people hear that from me.”
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Not only were people furious that Erika took nearly a year to address the people involved in the case, but viewers were also outraged she kept referring to them as “alleged” victims.
WHAT DID HER BODY LANGUAGE ACTUALLY SAY?
And understandably so, because body language expert Judi James claimed Erika came off a little rough.
Interpreting her statement, James said: “Erika says ‘It’s important that people hear that from me’ although exactly what they should hear isn’t made clear.
“In this short clip, her body language doesn’t define an apology and it doesn’t make her look submissive or humble. She tells us that she does have empathy but empathy is a show-don’t-tell quality and she is not showing any obvious signs of it here.
“It could be that the emotional displays came later but this clip shows what looks like masking. What she might be masking in terms of emotions is not revealed before the clip ends.
“It could be bravado or it could be arrogance in the face of what she might see as unfair attacks. She says she has been described as cold but this clip fails to show any softer emotions.”
She continued: “Erika sits upright and consciously groomed. Her brows raise as she talks and this and her head baton give a look of righteousness and a hint of disapproval in terms of the ‘ladies’ who maybe didn’t meet her ask for patience.
“Her raised chin suggests confidence and even high status and her gaze looks both direct and lingering as she looks around at her audience.
“She uses both hands to gesticulate, suggesting full belief in her message and she corrects the host, adding the word ‘alleged’ twice, first to the ‘alleged’ victims and then to her husband’s ‘alleged’ misdoings, with her eye-roll suggesting some impatience.”
Fans have been disgusted with Erika’s attitude all season long, as she has continued to complain “look at my f**king life” while not once publicly addressing the victims from Tom’s case.
Even while promoting the teaser which contained a series of tense moments from the episode, she labeled herself as the “champ.”
Despite the dramatic nature of the video, the TV personality added the caption: “The Champ is here. Me.”
Fans were floored by the quote, as they raced to the comments section to slam her as “disgusting.”
“What would you call yourself the champ?… Have some sympathy for the families who lost loved ones and were robbed by your husband. Disgusting,” one ranted.
“Delusional monster – pay the orphans and widows you lived off!” a second agreed.
Erika and Tom, 82, have been accused of stealing settlement funds intended for the families of victims killed in a 2018 plane crash.
Court papers seen by The Sun show Erika’s company was allegedly given more than $25million by her ex’s legal firm, which has now filed for bankruptcy, and she is being asked to pay it back.
She has continuously denied knowing anything about her husband’s finances during their marriage and said the money was not for her.
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