Real Housewives of Beverly Hills producers have no problem turning over all of their footage of Erika Jayne after being subpoenaed.
“They do not want to get in the way of the legal system,” the insider tells Us Weekly.
While attorney Jay Edelson insists that the network has “protected” Erika amid her legal woes source close to RHOBH say that simply isn’t true.
“We have all seen Bravo ride the Girardi embezzlement scandal to historically high ratings,” the lawyer said in a statement earlier this month. “For the most part, Andy Cohen and Bravo have protected Erika, paying her — according to reports — as much as $600,000 to be on the show this year while allowing her to cast herself as the primary victim of Tom’s criminality.”
The source notes that “no one at Bravo tried to protect Erika at any point.”
In fact, both Andy Cohen and the rest of the RHOBH producers were “interested in finding out the truth behind Erika’s money and how much she knew about where it was coming from as well” while filming season 11 of RHOBH.
However, the insider does admit that Bravo “loves” how the drama in Erika’s life has unfolded on the show.
“So many people are talking about this current season, and it’s been great for ratings,” the source adds.
“Erika is worried about her finances,” the source confesses. “Erika is worried about her words coming back to haunt her, but she has no choice since she needs the income from the show.”
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.