In June 2022, “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne was ordered to give her diamond earrings given to her by her estranged husband, former attorney Tom Girardi, as reported by Us weekly. The publication announced Law360 Judge Barry Russell reported that “settlement funds from the escrow account set up for a class action lawsuit filed by Thomas’ firm Girardi Keese were used to pay for the diamond earrings.” Jayne’s attorney released a statement on the situation to Us Weekly, which read:
In RHOBH season 12, episode 17, filmed in early 2022, Jayne told her co-stars Crystal Kung Minkoff and Garcelle Beauvais that she would keep the $750,000 earrings until she was legally required to stop owning them. When Minkoff said she was “giving it up,” Jayne replied, “Why, because you could look good?” The 39-year-old also insisted that “everything [she] think[s] about are victims.”
“I don’t care about anyone but myself,” Jayne replied.
During a September 2022 episode of her podcast, The Rick and Kelly Show, co-hosted by her husband Rick Leventhal, former Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd spoke about the scene from RHOBH Season 12 Episode 17 .
During the taping of the podcast episode, Dodd shared that she had a problem with Jayne’s reactions.
“Their attitude and their defensiveness is what disgusts me,” Dodd said.
The RHOC alum also questioned why Jayne continues to star in RHOBH after explaining that she only cares about herself.
“How is this lady still there, how is public opinion, how is she still on this show? This is so self-centered, so self-centered, so gross,” Dodd claimed.
She also shared that she believed Jayne had “blood on her hands” from storing the earrings.
Jayne directed her comments to Minkoff during RHOBH Season 12 Episode 17 in a May 2022 Interview with Entertainment Tonight. She claimed that her heated comments were the result of “sheer frustration”.
“I want the audience to keep in mind the context in which it was said and you can only stand up for yourself and walk the high road for so long and try to be humble and gentle. And then when you’re constantly being pushed back and being verbally abused, you’re like, ‘You know what, I’m not being heard,’ and that frustrates you, and that’s why you hear the frustration and anger in my voice,” Jayne shared.
New episodes of RHOBH air Wednesdays on Bravo.
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