Sutton Stracke reveals why she initally offered Erika Jayne a loan amid her split from Tom Girardi.
On Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Sutton revealed she was attempting to be a good friend when she offered Erika a loan amid her divorce.
“That was friend-to-friend, going through a divorce, and it’s a cushion,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star told Andy Cohen on September 22. “Any divorced woman, you’re going through a divorce, you need to have someone who, if you’re going through a bad time, can help you out.”
In a deleted scene from RHOBH, fans saw Sutton tell her RHOBH costars that she offered Erika financial help amid her split with Tom.
“I offered Erika a loan while going through the divorce. Like, if you need anything financially, I’ve got your back, and if you fall, you’ve got a mattress to land on,” Sutton said.
While Erika appreciate Sutton’s offer she did not accept it.
“I think she said, ‘Thank you,’ and that was it,” Sutton added.
As we previously reported, Tom is accused of funneling millions from his clients, including widows, orphans, fire and plane crash victims, to fund his and Erika’s lavish lifestyle.
Erika insists she was unaware that Tom was allegedly embezzling millions from his clients over the years; however, she benefited from the crime and received more than $25 million from Tom’s Girardi Keese law firm to pay her expenses including credit card bills, glam squad, and more.
The former RHOBH couple split in November 2020 after two decades of marriage when Erika filed for divorce out of nowhere. Since then, their divorce has been called a “sham,” and a means to hide preserve their assets and hide money.