Andy Cohen isn’t feeling the demands for Bravo to fire Erika Jayne from the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills due to the
In a new interview, the Big Daddy of Bravo reacts to fans calling for Erika to be fired due to the embezzlement and fraud allegations against her and her estranged husband Tom Girardi.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight, Andy said: “She has not been charged with a crime, as you may or may not know, and the story is unfolding as we watch. And I think it’s an interesting story that we’ve seen. Our mutual friend, Teresa [Giudice], was involved in some bad business and we kept cameras going to see how that unfolded, I think because so many viewers were invested in Teresa.”
During part one of the RHOBH season 11 reunion, Erika slammed demands that she be fired from RHOBH amid her legal issues.
“Why should I be fired?” Erika asked. “Why are you presuming that I’ve done something? Why aren’t we letting the legal process play out? You’ve heard one side — and a lot of bullshit on that side. Give me a chance to defend myself. Watch me. I’m ready for the challenge. Watch me do it.”
Erika went on to reveal that her lawyers wanted her to quit the show amid her growing legal entanglements.
“They did,” she said. “And then I said no. Because I have nothing to hide. And they said, ‘You know, this shit can get flipped around on you. Everything can be parsed, twisted, turned — and yes, possibly used against you. Whether it is true or not, it almost doesn’t even matter at this point.”
She also admitted that she considered quitting but wanted to “honor her commitment” to the show. Erika also confirmed that she needed to continue with the show because it is her main source of income.
“That is more now of a consideration. Back then while we were shooting the show, I was literally trying to survive. So now that we’re here, yes, that has come more into consideration.’”
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.