The plot thickens!
Just when you think the drama between Erika Jayne and attorney Ronald Richards couldn’t get any stranger – it does!
On Wednesday, the attorney announced via Instagram that he and his wife Lauren Boyette Richards are in the process of trying to purchase Tom Girardi and Erika’s former Pasadena mansion.
For context, Richards was a trustee in Tom’s bankruptcy case before stepping down. He’s also currently involved in a $5 million fraud lawsuit against Erika.
Despite the potential conflict of interest, Richards and his wife put in a $6.9 million offer on the Pasadena estate.
“Since our offer will be part of any motion to approve, we are releasing it now so you are aware @laurenboyetterichards and I are attempting to purchase @theprettymess”s house from the Trustee. This is so our followers can see how the victims’ money was spent and to get a piece of the decadence,” Richards shared via Instagram
“We will also use it for a public forum on first amendment activities, something Erika and her legal team strongly are against. They want secret hearings and trials, not public scrutiny. We will have her deposition there along with other players in the case,” he continued.
“Ultimately, the property will be rehabbed and liquidated after the Estate proceeds are disbursed. We are hopeful there are no further delays in selling this deteriorating asset that is having its equity eroded on a monthly basis. Let’s finally make a deal.”
Richards’ wife was a little less subtle when she announced the news on her Instagram. The former actress/model tagged Erika in the posts and taunted her saying, “Awe, she’s cute. What should we name her?”
In another post, she continued her taunts: “Finally ready for that tea @theprettymess? Perhaps after I renovate the place.”
Naturally, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star couldn’t help but comment on this all. I mean it’s pretty bizarre.
“Uhhh how are you going to get this museum past the homeowners association? I think they like their privacy,” Erika commented on Richards’ post.
She added, “Wow! I’m THAT important! I knew you and your wife were SUPER FANS. This really confirms it. Enjoy.”
Richards quipped that he’s “a fan of justice.”
However, Richards’ wife jumped into the conversation and got into a squabble with Erika.
“@Laurenboyetterichards does it bother you that your husband is OBSESSED with me? Kinda weird,” Erika commented.
Boyette-Richards replied, “don’t flatter yourself. I’ve never even seen the show. Working on what matters most- getting monies owed back to these hundreds of victims. Something you should be more focused on instead of your ‘glam.'”
Check out what else they had to say to each other below!
I don’t often agree with Erika but these two are obsessed with her and are clearly desperate for their 15 minutes of fame.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Bravo.