Amid Erika Jayne’s ongoing legal issues, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has started feuding with the opposing attorney’s wife. Erika is still locked in back-and-forth litigation over her alleged involvement with her estranged ex-husband’s fraud and embezzlement case. With Erika being married to Tom Girardi for over 20 years, the “Pretty Mess” singer is guilty by association. But Erika continues to profess her innocence while lashing out at anyone who rubs her the wrong way.
With Erika’s divorce filing coming at the height of Tom’s embezzlement scandal, many have questioned if she only filed to save herself from her husband’s fall from grace. The famed lawyer had his decades-long reputation as a high-profile lawyer destroyed after a number of his past clients, former business partners, and lenders accused Tom of either stealing their money or not paying what he owed. But as an aging man, Tom’s ailing health left him in a state unable to deal with the fallout. He’s resorted to seclusion while his ex-wife has had to catch the heat from critics who accuse them of stealing millions to fund their lavish lifestyle. Season 11 saw Erika become an emotional wreck over the allegations against her. She would also verbally lash out at anyone who dared to ask her any questions about the case.
Now as the lawsuits continue piling up, Erika appears to be lashing out at the wife of the attorney leading the case against her. Lawyer Ronald Richards took to Twitter on Saturday to put Erika on blast for leaving a scathing message under one of his wife’s Instagram posts. “It’s really disappointing when your spouse, who has nothing to do with our cases, gets verbally attacked by an older woman who is upset at her own mess or receipt or misappropriated trust account funds,” Richards tweeted before tagging Erika and asking, “Is this really necessary?” Erika and Richards have been going at it over the course of the last year since the fraud and embezzlement claims became public knowledge.
Erika has been slapped with a number of lawsuits accusing her of receiving stolen funds from her shady law practicing husband. The case has revealed the millions Erika received from Tom for her business endeavors. Erika claims she is innocent. But with the “XXpen$ive” singer going on national television to boast about her $40,000 a month glam bill, many think Erika is guilty of helping Tom spend the money he’s accused of stealing. In January, she was dismissed from all charges in Tom’s embezzlement case. Erika came under fire in Season 12 after she shouted how she doesn’t care about Tom’s victims. Erika has been one of the main cast members this season to receive an onslaught of criticism from viewers.
After the latest episode revealed the cuss word she spewed out at Garcelle Beauvais’s 14-year-old son, a number of fans want Erika removed from the show. Her latest feud comes as The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star faces a new lawsuit that accuses her of only starting her company EJ Holdings to help Tom embezzle funds from his shady law practice. Erika is once again being accused of knowing of Tom’s scheme and aiding him in his poor money management that left victims, businesses, and institutions waiting on hefty payouts. Cussing at the opposing attorney’s wife won’t do much to help Erika’s case.