Erika Jayne is used to being as cold as ice, but the tables are turning.
Radar Online reports that the ladies of RHOBH want to kick Erika to the curb as she desperately tries to hold on to her $600,000-a-season gig.
Sources claim that the RHOBH cast is planning to freeze out Erika by bringing up her various legal issues in an effort to slowly push her off the show.
“They want her gone — and they’re not hiding it,” a source close to production dished.
While the RHOBH cast recently posted numerous photos looking chummy and jovial as they film season 13 – the pictures don’t tell the whole story, per an insider.
“They openly called her out for not having empathy,” a source with insider knowledge reveals.
“Now Erika’s feeling the freeze — and worried how she’s going to survive another season!” the source notes.
Over the last three years, Erika has been dragged into various legal issues after her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s Girardi Keese law firm was pushed into bankruptcy.
Tom has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme and was recently indicted for embezzling $15 million from his clients to fund his and Erika’s lavish lifestyle.
The once-famed attorney was charged with eight counts of wire fraud and four counts of criminal contempt of court.
Meanwhile, the Trustee in Tom’s bankruptcy is still seeking $25 million from Erika. The Trustee claims that Tom used the law firm’s money to pay the reality TV star’s bills.
Erika has denied any wrongdoing and has requested the lawsuit be dropped.
“Ms. Girardi, at all times, was and is an entertainer with a 12th-grade education. Ms. Girardi was never and is not an attorney, and she trusted that GK, Mr. Girardi, and the outside accountants, given their superior knowledge and expertise, prepared proper, lawful, and legitimate tax returns,” Erika’s attorney said in a statement.
However, Erika’s attempts to squash the lawsuit have been unsuccessful. Erika and the Trustee are currently in settlement negotiations. If they fail, Erika has requested a jury trial.
The cast members of RHOBH want to remove Erika from the show due to her ongoing legal issues and her desperate attempts to hold onto her role.
Erika’s estranged husband, Tom Girardi, has been accused of running a Ponzi scheme and embezzling $15 million from his clients. The Trustee in Tom’s bankruptcy is seeking $25 million from Erika, claiming that Tom used the law firm’s money to pay for Erika’s expenses.
Yes, Erika has denied any involvement in her husband’s alleged illegal activities. Her attorney has stated that she trusted the expertise of her husband and the outside accountants in preparing proper and lawful tax returns. However, her attempts to dismiss the lawsuit against her have been unsuccessful, and she is currently in settlement negotiations with the Trustee. If a settlement cannot be reached, Erika has requested a jury trial.