REAL Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne will “NOT back out of the reunion” and is “preparing for questions with her attorney’s” amid her legal scandal, The Sun can reveal.
As the Pretty Mess singer faces a $25MILLION lawsuit from the orphans, widows and other alleged victims of her embezzlement case with ex Tom Girardi’s, she is getting ready for the highly-anticipated season reunion – which films next week.
A source close to the reality star told The Sun that Erika, 50, has been “prepping for the reunion for weeks.”
“She’s preparing for battle and she knows she will be hit with tough questions,” the informant claimed of examination from host Andy Cohen.
The insider explained: “So she is putting a lot of time into her preparation and working closely with her attorney’s 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.”
“Erika never once said she was going to back out of the reunion and she could have, other Housewives have in the past but Erika is not that way.
“She never saw that as an option, she’s a tough cookie and knows things would be worse if she didn’t show up,” the source added.
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According to the insider, the reunion will be filming on September 9 and 10 in Los Angeles.
Over the weekend, the Bravo personality 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.
EXPLOSIVE LAWSUIT ALLEGATIONS
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.”
Erika filed for divorce from Tom in November 2020 after 20 years of marriage.
Soon after the pair separated, they were both accused of embezzlement of funds meant for victims he represented through his law firm during their “sham” divorce.
‘SHUT THE F**K UP!’
She claimed she had no idea that her husband had stolen any money, screaming “shut the f*** up” at her cast mates when they asked “if” she knew.
Throughout this season of RHOBH, Erika has been confronted by her costars, mainly Sutton Stracke, for her potential involvement in the shocking allegations.
On last night’s episode, the confrontation came to an explosive tipping point when Erika broke down in tears as her cast mates questioned the situation.
”Why are you torturing me about this?” Erika pleaded as she broke up with tears.
The scene ended on a “to be continued” note which will pick up in next week’s drama-filled episode.
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