REAL Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne was “grilled” about her divorce and other scandals during the show’s recent reunion taping, a source told The Sun.
During this season of RHOBH, the cameras captured the cast reacting to the massive embezzlement case Erika, 50, and her estranged husband Tom, 82, are currently facing.
According to the insider, reunion host Andy Cohen was told by network bosses to ask the “difficult” questions fans have been demanding answers to all season long.
The insider said: “Andy didn’t go easy on Erika during the taping.
“The network expects this to be one of the highest rated reunions so they encouraged Andy to ‘go there’ with the questions without exposing the show or Erika to any more legal issues.
“There is a lot to cover this year so Erika’s story took center stage before the other storylines were addressed.
“The plan was to shoot the most difficult questions first so they had the footage even if Erika decided to leave.
“There were several clashes and Erika left the reunion unhappy because she felt attacked by the line of questioning.”
Erika and Tom 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.
The 50-year-old has denied knowing anything about her husband’s finances during their marriage and said the money was not for her.
FALLING OUT FROM FRIENDS
The Sun previously revealed Erika was ready to slam Kyle Richards in particular at the reunion after feeling betrayed while watching the episodes.
Despite their years-long friendship, sources say Erika isn’t happy with how Kyle, 52, has been talking about her legal drama behind her back on the show.
Noting that Erika views her costars- including Kyle- as hypocrites, an insider told Daily Mail: “The other women say one thing to her face and something completely different behind her back.”
Erika was reportedly shocked that Kyle “turned on her.”
“Erika knows that Kyle has two faces both literally and figuratively,” the informant added.
“Erika’s so upset with her costars watching the show back because they backstab her behind her back.
“She’s most furious with Kyle. She feels Kyle was the most two-faced to her and their friendship won’t be the same.
“Kyle’s tried to check in since but Erika has had enough. They’ll settle their problems at the reunion.”
‘PREPARING FOR BATTLE’
According to an insider, the highly-anticipated reunion was filmed on September 9 and 10 in Los Angeles.
“She’s preparing for battle and she knows she will be hit with tough questions,” the informant previously said.
“So she is putting a lot of time into her preparation and working closely with her attorneys to plan how to respond to certain questions.
“They have briefed her and instructed her what to not say or how to phrase certain things.
“Her legal team isn’t thrilled with some of the footage they’ve seen from this season and want to make sure Erika doesn’t make anymore on-camera mistakes.
The informant pointed out that, as the case remains ongoing, anything she says on television could “potentially be used against her in court.”
The reunion will air later this season on Bravo.
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