‘RHOBH’ Recap: Erika Jayne Responds to Fan Demands to Fire Her [Video]
In the first installment of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” Season 11 reunion Wednesday night, the embattled Bravo star pushed back against fan calls for her removal from the series.
“Why should I be fired?” Jayne, 50, asked Andy Cohen. “Why are you presuming that I’ve done something? Why aren’t we letting the legal process play out?”
She continued, “You’ve heard one side — and a lot of bulls–t on that side. Give me a chance to defend myself. Watch me. I’m ready for the challenge. Watch me do it.”
The drama began in late 2020 when Jayne and her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, were accused of allegedly embezzling funds meant for plane-crash victims represented by the disgraced attorney, 82. The couple later faced accusations that their November divorce filing was nothing but a “sham attempt” to protect their assets.
“And then I said, ‘No, because I have nothing to hide.’ And they said, ‘Well, you know that this s–t can get flipped around on you.’ Everything can be parsed, twisted, turned and yes, possibly turned against you. Whether it is true or not, it almost doesn’t even matter at this point,” she recounted.
“There’s a lot of talk about me being cold and a lot of talk about me not having empathy and sympathy. The truth is I do but I’m in an almost impossible situation. And anyone who has been wronged, I want them to be made whole,” she said.