Super-villain? Think again.
Erika Jayne tackles being dubbed a super-villain by Bravo fans over her actions during seasons 11 and 12 of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
The Pretty Mess singer insists she’s not a “super-villain” while defining her actions so far this season; noting that she’s prioritizing herself amid her legal and financial woes.
“It’s not ‘full super-villain,'” she told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m leaning into myself. I’m leaning into full protecting Erika mode, full taking care of Erika. Who else is going to do this if I don’t? And if that ruffles a few feathers, if that looks unladylike, if that offends your, I don’t know, manners, then so be it. No one’s living this life but me. No one is coming to help me but me. So if I have to roll up my sleeves and get a little dirty, you can trust and believe I’m going to do that.”
She insists that to this day she’s unaware of any malpractice committed by her estranged husband Tom Girardi. She also reminds Bravo fans that she is not facing any criminal charges and that all of the lawsuits against her are civil.
“There’s a big difference between civil liability and criminal behavior,” she notes, “and I think that people don’t understand that. And you can see that reflected in the comments; people not understanding what it is.”
“People are going to pick sides, and however they feel about it,” she adds. “Some of the more sophisticated audience members have looked into it — there’s all different types of levels of why people watch Housewives, some people watch it for just straight having a good time, others really look into what’s going on.”
Erika goes on to address co-star Garcelle Beauvais’ actions towards her this season. According to Erika, Garcelle wants her to act and react a certain way and when she doesn’t it confounds her.
“I think that Garcelle wants something from me that she’s not going to get,” Erika quips, adding, “and that is this sort of, she has this perspective about the way I should be behaving … and what I should be doing in regards to my legal situation. And that’s just not– I can’t do what others want me to do.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Bravo.