Lisa Rinna is getting dragged into Erika Jayne’s legal drama after blindly defending her on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Ronald Richards, the attorney hired to investigate Erika’s role in her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s crimes of fraud and embezzlement, says he is planning to depose Lisa due to comments she has made on RHOBH.
In an interview with the Up and Adam channel on YouTube, Richards explained: “If you combine [the business manager] with the fact that Lisa Rinna’s been defending her, and she’s been vouching for her saying that she wasn’t involved, so if you’re gonna make a statement of fact, you better have a basis of knowledge. And so if Lisa Rinna is defending her, then we’re going to get testimony from her to see why does she have personal knowledge that Erika Girardi has no liability here.”
He adds that he plans to depose Lisa because she has gone to the “extreme” in her defense of Erika.
“Lisa Rinna has gone beyond just saying, ‘Hey, I’m giving her the benefit of the doubt or innocent until proven guilty.’ She’s gone to the further extreme and said, ‘She didn’t do anything. She’s basically innocent,’” he said. “Well, is that just a lie or are you sort of grandstanding, or do you have facts?”
Richards added, “When I serve her a [deposition] subpoena, she may have a lawyer write me [and claim], ‘She knows nothing. She was just talking for TV.’ And I’m gonna have her sign a declaration under penalty of perjury that she was just basically talking, and she has no personal knowledge, and that would be acceptable to me.”