‘I can’t control what Tom Girardi did’: Erika Jayne is GRILLED by Andy Cohen over embezzlement scandal and her financial claims of having ‘zero dollars’ as she SOBS on RHOBH reunion
Erika Jayne is getting grilled by Andy Cohen on the upcoming Real Housewives of Beverly Hills over her alleged involvement in estranged husband Tom Girardi’s embezzlement scandal.
It kicks off when Jayne, 51, is heard talking about Girardi, 82, as she appears to say: ‘You know what, I can’t control what Tom Girardi did.’
‘We’re going to put you on a skewer – and I’m going to fire up the barbecue,’ Cohen tells Jayne unceremoniously, making it clear that he’s going to ask her the tough questions about the alleged scam.
‘I can’t control what Tom Girardi did’: Erika Jayne is GRILLED by Andy Cohen on RHOBH reunion, that she shared herself to Instagram on Wednesday
‘Why didn’t you leave Tom sooner?’ Cohen asks her – referencing Girardi’s woes, as he is accused of embezzling millions of dollars that were meant for plane crash victims.
To that question, it appears Jayne, 51, simply fires back with: ‘Where was I going?’
While the clip is heavily edited down into a short teaser – it is clear that Cohen gets into Jayne’s financial issues as he tells her ‘I know what you make on this show.’
After claiming she has ‘zero dollars’ to her name – while guzzling champagne with Kyle Richards on a luxury vacation – it appears that Cohen is fact-checking her financial claims.
Sparks flying: It kicks off when Jayne, 51, is heard talking about Girardi, 82, as she appears to say: ‘You know what, I can’t control what Tom Girardi did’
Facing tough questions: This is the moment where it appears Jayne stumbles over her answer as she asked directly about the embezzlement scandal
Sobbing: It ends with the reality star crying, as tears start rolling down her face
The subject of money appears to get Jayne riled up as she responds, ‘hold on!’ when Cohen brings up her RHOBH salary.
Cohen then says: ‘He’s having multiple affairs, yet as we know, he put $20million and more into your account.’
At that point, Jayne is seen shaking her head as she tries to interject with a denial, saying: ‘No.’
Shots fired: Andy is clearly not letting her off the hook during this reunion
Oh he’s going there: Andy appears to be fact-checking Erika after she said she had ‘zero dollars’ as the Bravo host says to her, ‘I know what you make on the show’
Reaction: Erika gets emotional and angry during the very explosive teaser
This refers to claims by Jayne that Girardi was being unfaithful to her during their 21-year-marriage, which she has hinted is the reason for their split – rather than the embezzlement drama.
Things really get tense when Cohen asks the group: ‘Who believes that Erika did not know anything about what Tom was doing?’
An incensed Jayne then rages: ‘Can someone please back me the f*** up on what I am saying?’
However, Cohen goes further: ‘You were manipulating the narrative by saying the cognitive decline started three years ago…,’ but she cuts him off stating: ‘That’s not true… Again, here you are looking at me rolling your eyes.’
But the clip all boils down to Cohen asking Jayne: ‘Have you asked him if he did it?’
This is where Jayne appears to stumble over her words as she says… ‘I asked him why, am I…’ and then pauses.
The other housewives looked shocked as she struggles to give an immediate answer – and Jayne begins to sob as tears roll down her face.
But at this stage it is not entirely clear when answers she gave in full as the clip has been edited by Bravo to save the full reveal for the upcoming reunion.