ERIKA Jayne broke down in tears as she accused her costars of ‘torturing’ her as they discussed her fraud scandal.
On Wednesday’s episode of the Bravo series, during Kathy Hilton’s dinner party, the women got together once again and questions arose over Erika’s involvement in the fraud allegations against her husband Tom Girardi.
After Sutton Stracke attempted to talk about the issue with Erika, Erika shut her down immediately.
Dorit then threw herself into the mix as she expressed that it was reasonable for Sutton and others to be worried about how Erika’s scandal might involve them.
“We never had an indication that this was on the horizon. I don’t believe that you knew most of the things genuinely.” Dorit said.
Erika wasn’t having it.
“Why are you torturing me about this?” Erika, 50, pleaded as she welled up with tears.
‘NOT THERE FOR ME’
The women denied “torturing” Erika and said they were there for her.
“This doesn’t feel like being there for me.” Erika, 50, said as tears rolled down her cheeks.
“Look at me Dorit. Look at my f**king life.” Erika said.
“Every time I come to these events I get the s**t kicked out of me.”
Erika then turned her attention to Sutton after she said she doesn’t believe everything Erika has said.
“What the f**k do you think I’m doing?” Erika snarled.
“You’re trying to accuse me of lying and I’m not a liar.” Erika added. I will go head on with you any day.”
Sutton told Erika “Don’t talk to me like that.”
Erika snapped back: ‘Or what? Or nothing. Shut the f**k up – you have no idea what you’re talking about. Nothing.”
Over the weekend, Erika was slammed with a $25million lawsuit that’s part of Tom’s bankruptcy case.
The XXPEN$IVE songstress was sued for allegedly knowing that her 82-year-old estranged husband’s law firm was paying for her expenses for the past 12 years.
According to legal documents, first obtained by Page Six, the trustee in the bankruptcy case wants Erika to pay the firm back.
The lawsuit comes after Erika was accused of using her company, EJ Global, to spend over $25 million from the firm.
She was alleged to have used the money to pay for her American Express bill, glam team and other expenses.
The lawsuit claimed: “She attempts to create a distinction between handing her money directly versus paying all of her bills directly.
“The distinction, like her prior motion for reconsideration is meritless. Any payments made for her benefit are her responsibility.”
The trustee said Erika’s claims she wasn’t aware of Tom wrongdoings is not an excuse, arguing “it would be a miscarriage of justice if [she] was allowed to simply walk completely free of owing over $25,000,000 to the Estate.”
‘WELL AWARE OF THE MONEY’
“Erika signed all of her tax returns, numerous credit card slips, and was well aware of the money she spent on the Debtor’s credit cards and the Debtor’s payment of her personal expenses,” the trustee alleged.
“Her feigned willful blindness and ostrich approach to these expenditures will do absolutely nothing to limit her liability.”
The trustee also stated that “the glam cannot be supported by a sham.”
Tom Girardi’s law firm is now estimated to be over $101 million in debt.
Tom was disbarred, losing his right to practice law earlier this month after he was declared bankrupt, owing millions in liabilities and his belongings are being auctioned in an attempt to raise funds.
He is facing numerous lawsuits in unpaid settlements tied to cases he won for clients including victims of horrific accidents and the families of the Lion air disaster victims.
Jayne and Girardi filed for divorce in November 2020 after 20 years of marriage.
Soon after the pair divorced, they were both accused of embezzlement of funds meant for Lion Air Flight 610 victims through their “sham” divorce.
Jayne claimed she had no idea that her husband had stolen any money, screaming “shut the f*** up” at Sutton Stacke after being accused.
It has been reported that the firm’s records were so poorly kept and outdated that the “actual total may be different than the listed total.”