Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne threw a modest launch for the business she hopes will get her out of the financial hole she's stuck in — but one costar failed to show up amid their growing feud.
On Wednesday, the 50-year-old wannabe pop star's team put together a small-scale event for Jayne's new hair extension line at a restaurant in Hollywood.
Jayne arrived first to the event in a short black dress. The Bravo star — who is dealing with multiple lawsuits and accusations she helped her ex embezzle money meant for his clients — looked a tad different than normal. She looked exhausted as she posed in front of a rack of the different pieces from her line.
The line itself has been trashed endlessly online with many calling out Jayne for drastically overcharging for the hair. The reality star is facing a $25 million lawsuit as part of her husband Tom Girardi's bankruptcy. Girardi is accused of running his law firm like a Ponzi scheme for decades and Jayne is accused of benefitting from him stealing from his clients — including orphans, widows, and a fire burn victim.
Recently, the trustee presiding over the bankruptcy demanded Jayne hand over a pair of diamond earrings Girardi had purchased her back in 2008. Financial records reportedly show that Girardi made the purchase using money from his client's trust account. Jayne originally refused to return the diamond earrings but has since agreed to turn them over to the trustee.
However, she is not agreeing to give up the diamond earrings completely and is still preparing to fight for their return.
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After Jayne's arrival, Lisa Rinna showed up shortly after followed by her other costars Dorit Kemsley and Crystal Kung Minkoff. The new cast member Diana Jenkins was also present. Kyle Richards is off on-location shooting the latest Halloween film but Garcelle and Sutton Stracke were not at the event.
Jayne is rumored to be beefing with the two. Garcelle isn't trying to make any friends and recently tore into her costar on The Real explaining she believed it was tacky that Jayne was keeping them.
“I would give up the diamonds quickly,” she said. “There’s so much more she could do, even if she’s not guilty of knowing everything Tom [Girardi] was doing.
Garcelle added, “When [Erika] shows up to work she is diamond-ed out. She’s got a lot. Getting rid of those diamond earrings isn’t going to hurt her.”