Diana Jenkins is using her vast fortune to throw a dig at the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast in the name of charity.
Ahead of Wednesday’s all-new episode of RHOBH, Diana announced she was donating $100k to the alleged victims of Tom Girardi.
In a post on Instagram, the Bravo newbie claimed she was “not aware” of the 2018 Lion Air plane crash until she joined the show and it “became a topic of conversation.”
“I feel so much sympathy for the widows and orphans left behind,” Diana wrote. “I know firsthand the pain and suffering that accompanies the loss of a family member, having lost my brother in the closing days of the Bosnian War. I want to do what I can to support those people who suffered so much.”
Per a press release from Diana’s charity, The Sunela Foundation, the funds will aid the “immediate family members of the 189 passengers and crew who were killed” in the 2018 plane crash.
Erika commented on Diana’s post with several red heart emojis.
While Diana’s donation is overly kind and generous, a source tells Page Six that the charitable act is actually a dig at the RHOBH cast minus Erika.
“This isn’t a dig at Erika,” a source close to the RHOBH newbie tells Page Six. “It’s actually meant to send a message to the cast members who have expressed support for Tom’s alleged victims but never seem to do anything to help them.”
On Wednesday’s episode of RHOBH, Erika got into a heated argument with Crystal Kung Minkoff over Tom’s alleged victims.
Erika accuses Crystal of being on the side of the victims because “it’s cool.”
“You want to be on the side of the victims because you think it’s cool,” Erika screams. “I don’t give a f–k about anybody else but me!”
Several members of the RHOBH cast have publicly shared their support for Tom’s alleged victims. Crystal, Sutton Stracke, and Garcelle Beauvais have questioned Erika about her involvement in Tom’s alleged crimes. The three, as well as Kyle Richards and Dorit Kemsley, have vocalized their support for Tom’s alleged victims and their families.
However, Diana reportedly thinks the ladies of Beverly Hills should put their money where their mouth is, as she has done.
“Diana now wonders, ‘Well, if you feel so bad for the victims, what are you doing to help?’” the source says. “If anybody’s speculating that this donation affects Diana’s friendship with Erika. It doesn’t.”
The insider also notes that Diana’s donation hasn’t impacted her close friendship with Erika.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Wednesdays at 8 pm on Bravo.