Viewers weren’t the one ones struggling to observe Erika Jayne’s story about her now-estranged husband Tom Girardi’s automotive accident. Through the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills after present, Kyle Richards, Dorit Kemsley, Garcelle Beauvais, Sutton Stracke, Crystal Kung Minkoff and Kathy Hilton broke down claims their costar made in the course of the earlier episode of the Bravo hit.
The July 21 episode of RHOBH picked up with the forged discovering Tom’s belongings had been frozen amid the previous couple’s authorized woes.
“It was very anxious since you thought, ‘Oh my gosh, you realize, we’re seeing this, Erika is seeing this. What sort of temper is she going to be in? How is she going to be feeling?’” Kyle, 52, recalled on the Thursday, July 29, after present. “You are feeling unhealthy for what she’s going via, however you don’t know the entire story and the background. It was plenty of us making an attempt to determine all the things that was taking place and sort of making an attempt to place the items collectively ourselves. We didn’t know something and as you realize Erika is a really non-public particular person, so we had been like, ‘What's going on?’ We had been simply making an attempt to wrap our heads round all the things.”
After news about the embezzlement allegations against Tom, 82, and Erika, 50, broke, she claimed on the series that she found “evidence” that he cheated on her earlier than she filed for divorce in November 2020. (The previous lawyer has but to touch upon the claims.) The Fairly Mess creator additionally retold a narrative about Tom’s 2017 automotive accident, alleging that he was “unconscious for 12 hours” and suffered “a head harm … he broke his shoulder … snapped his ankle after which broke his clavicle.” (Erika beforehand instructed her castmates that Tom solely injured his ankle.)
“My ears perked up a bit of bit,” Sutton mentioned on the after present. “I simply didn’t know why we had been all of the sudden speaking about this accident and why we’re speaking about this head harm. It was a complicated story. I bought a bit of uncomfortable, I’m not gonna lie. After which I believe the remainder of the ladies who knew this story about some automotive accident had been listening to new info from Erika this time round.”
Dorit, 45, added that she “knew” about Tom’s accident years in the past, however “this was the primary time that I used to be listening to the gravity of the accident.” Kyle, for her half, known as it “unusual” to study that the incident was “means worse” than the group initially thought.
“I assumed, ‘Properly I ponder why she didn’t inform us that on the time,’ however, you realize, in hindsight now I’m pondering possibly as a result of he was going via some psychological decline of some type and possibly they didn’t need that on the market publicly as a result of he was working this legislation agency,” the previous American Girl producer instructed sister Kathy, 62. “Possibly it was none of our enterprise as a result of she was scared to say how unhealthy the accident was.”
Us Weekly confirmed in December 2020 that Tom’s authorized workforce was questioning his well being amid a number of lawsuits towards him and his agency, Girardi & Keese.
“His legal professional mentioned that she feels that he's not mentally effectively. That is one thing that I've mentioned, and nobody would hearken to me. And possibly lastly he can get the assistance he wants,” Erika mentioned in the course of the July 21 episode. “Tom’s sole identification is being an ideal lawyer. That’s all he ever needed to be in life and he put that forward of all the things, all the things. These previous couple of years, you realize, once I observed him declining, I believe he held on even tighter. I believe he was afraid; I believe that he was mad as a result of he was imply as f—ok.”
After several months as his temporary conservator, a decide dominated in June that Tom’s brother, Robert, take over management of his particular person, property and funds following the previous lawyer’s dementia analysis. Tom objected at the time, telling the court docket he “disagree[d] with the conservatorship altogether.”
The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Bravo Wednesdays at eight p.m. ET.