Erika Jayne is in the battle of her life right now. No, not her divorce from husband Tom Girardi, but from creditors and the Feds who, as of now, are holding her personally accountable for the millions of dollars Tom’s law firm stole from his clients.
The Feds are watching her every move and that means they are watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. So it’s no surprise that Erika would be using her platform to spin a yarn that makes her look like a victim and not a cold-hearted perpetrator.
Tom was in a car accident in 2017 where he broke his ankle. That’s pretty much all the info Erika gave us back then. I suspected he was likely driving drunk, but Erika is claiming that that was the beginning of Tom’s alleged and very convenient dementia.
Erika explained this to America and the FBI that was watching the show (I mean her small group of costars) during a dinner at Kyle Richards’ home on Wednesday’s episode of RHOBH.
She tells Richards, 52, “I called you and I said, ‘Tom’s had a car accident,’ which is true, but I just didn’t tell you the rest of it.” She also tells Kyle that she didn’t disclose all of the details about the crash because she was “respecting Tom’s privacy.”
“As a result of the crash, his ankle was broken,” …., “He was also unconscious for 12 hours, but no one knows that.”
She also tells co-stars that she was the one who found Tom unconscious on their property after he rolled down a hill and flew out of the car after traversing the switchback roads on the property.
Incidentally, I drove by the property at 100 Los Altos Dr, in Pasadena, a few weeks ago with a friend of mine. It has a long private drive. There is a gate that blocks the public from getting on to Los Altos Drive. The other private access road to the house is from Fern Dr. which has even more switchbacks. The red “x” shows where their famous pool is. The house is just above that.
“He had a head injury, and he broke his shoulder, snapped his ankle and broke his clavicle,” she said. “He drove off a cliff.”
“When he finally called me, I said, ‘Where have you been?’ I was just assuming he was with some other woman,” she says.
“Obviously, that means he was cheating on you,” Kyle adds, as Erika laments, “You guys have no idea what I’ve been living through, no idea what I’ve been through. This is my life.” (Interestingly, Kyle keeps throwing these softballs for Erika to hit out of the park, aka make Erika look sympathetic for cameras…which leads me to wonder if Mauricio is getting the listing of the Palo Alto house or is Erika’s new real estate agent. Time will tell…).
At that point Erika tells the ladies that she did find solid evidence of Tom’s infidelity on his phone around the same time that co-star Yolanda Hadid divorced David Foster.
I’m certainly not shocked that Tom had other lovers. I thought that was always assumed by everyone including Erika. Especially given that Tom and Erika clearly have nothing in common. So the fact that it’s even being mentioned also appears disingenuous and convenient.
The clues have always been there that things were not what they appeared to be.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.
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