Erika Jayne opened up about Tom Girardi during “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reunion.
The reality TV star claims Girardi had been unfaithful for years and had at least three mistresses.
Jayne said she texted “nice tits bitch” to one woman when she found photos of breasts on his phone.
Part two of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reunion kicked off on Wednesday night with a dive into Erika Jayne’s claims that Tom Girardi had been unfaithful throughout their marriage.
“I said to Tom, ‘If you’re in love with someone else, divorce me and go be with her,”‘ she told host Andy Cohen, adding that Girardi said “nothing” in response to that.
Jayne – who filed for divorce from Girardi in November – said she knew of three of his mistresses and had learned about one of them on the day that she left him.
The reality TV star told Cohen that she had discovered pictures of a woman’s breasts on Girardi’s flip phone. She said she then texted “nice tits stupid bitch” to the woman.
Jayne also addressed the lacy red lingerie that was found in Girardi’s office and put up for auction by his law firm, Girardi Keese, to help settle its debts.
“Those were definitely not mine,” Jayne said, adding that she didn’t know who they had been bought for.
Cohen repeatedly asked Jayne why she didn’t leave Girardi sooner if she knew he was cheating on her.
“Where was I going?” Jayne said. “I was not in control of my finances. I walk out with two credit cards, they get cut – who am I gonna call?”
“I know what you make on this show,” Cohen shot back. “It ain’t bad.”
Jayne then revealed that she gave “every paycheck I’ve ever made” to Girardi, eliciting gasps from her costars.
“I stayed because I had no access,” she told Cohen.
“Did you feel you were held captive?” he asked.
“I’ll say this. I was 27 when I went in, he was 60, the power balance is way out of whack,” Jayne replied. “I trusted this man. All my finances were kept down at the firm.”
During this season of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Jayne told her costars she had no idea that Girardi had transferred $20 million in loans from his law firm to her company, EJ Global, because she was “kept away from the books.”
When Cohen asked during the reunion if Jayne knew “the ship was sinking” when she left Girardi, the reality TV star hit back at claims that her divorce was a “sham” to hide the couple’s assets after he was accused of embezzling millions of dollars from the orphans and widows of plane crash victims.
“I felt he was sinking, not necessarily the ship,” Jayne replied. “There was no talking to this person. You have to understand, it’s like a wall of people around this man.”
“Divorce, it reveals the hidden parts of our partners,” she added. “I am one of many.”
Jayne said that while she hopes the allegations about Girardi aren’t true, she has to worry about herself.
“A lot of his decision-making is being pointed my way,” she added. “His life is over, his career is over and done. I just turned 50, I cannot allow all of this to destroy me. I have to survive this.”
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