More pieces of the puzzle are coming together.
Erika Jayne claims that her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s law firm managed all her money during their marriage.
This latest claim comes after Erika was accused of receiving $20 million from Tom’s law firm, Girardi Keese, amid the former famed lawyer’s embezzlement scandal.
On Monday, a source close to the Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star revealed to TMZ that Erika insists she had “zero clue” about what Tom was doing with their money. She also claims that all the money she earned from RHOBH and her music career went straight to him and his law firm.
The insider added that Erika believed Tom would manage her assets properly so she never monitored her finances at all.
All of Erika’s income including her Housewives salary, paid appearances, sponsorship deals, etc. went into her company, EJ Global, however, Erika insists that Tom managed all the money.
Since Tom’s alleged crimes came to light a cloud of suspicion has been hanging over Erika’s head. It’s still unclear what Erika knew of Tom’s business dealings and when she knew it.
Meanwhile, during part 2 of the RHOBH season 11 reunion Erika doubled down on the claims that Tom and his law firm handled all of her money.
“I know what you make on the show,” reunion host Andy Cohen said. “It ain’t bad.”
“I gave every paycheck to my husband,” Erika said.
Kyle Richards noted that was “so crazy” as Erika reiterated that she “handed every paycheck that I’ve ever made over.”
Erika then said she stayed with Tom because she had no “access” to her own money.
“I’ll say this – I was 27 when I went in. He was 60,” said Erika. “The power balance was way out of whack. I trusted this man. All my finances were kept down at the firm.”
Part 3 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 reunion airs on Wednesday, October 27 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.