One of Erika Jayne's former co-stars is not following in the ever-supportive footsteps of most of her Real Housewives of Beverly Hills castmates.
Kathryn Edwards – who joined the the Bravo reality television series for one season back in 2015 – recently came out swinging against the 50-year-old Pretty Mess personalty, her marriage and her seemingly never-ending legal woes.
On the Behind The Velvet Rope with David Yontef podcast, Kathryn called Erika "cold" and said she should "show some remorse" for her alleged embezzlement victims, which includes fire burn survivors as well as widows and orphans who lost loved ones in an airplane crash.
"If she wants to hold a ground that she knew nothing because she has to and that's what her lawyers are counseling her with, fine. But she could show some remorse," said Edwards. "She could show some sympathy."
"I am blown away by how cold she is," she continued, adding that Jayne should "give the s--t back. Give it to the rightful owners. I would be so beyond embarrassed to ever talk about what I spent, go get my damn hair done, to drive a Range Rover, to do any of that stuff when all of these victims are owed money. ... I cannot. I cannot in any way, shape or form be OK with any of that. That, to me, is sick."
Jayne famously filed for divorce from 82-year-old recently disbarred attorney Tom Girardi last November – on Election Day, to be exact. Many believe the date was chosen intentionally, with the hope that it would get lost in the day's political headlines.
Since then, Tom has been accused of embezzling millions of dollars in settlement money from the aforementioned burn victims, widows and orphans. Erika has been accused of helping him embezzle the funds.
Months after she filed for divorce, Tom's law firm – Girardi & Keese – was forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy.
The trustee presiding over the bankruptcy case believes Tom used $25 million from his law firm's account to pay Erika's expenses and credit card bills, prompting the vast majority of those invested in this unbelievable story to wonder what she knew and when, and question whether their divorce was a sham.
Kathryn is one of those skeptics.
"I want to give her the benefit of the doubt to say that she didn't know everything, but if you're spending how much money a month on a card, and I think she knew that the business was paying the card. She's no dummy. I will say that, because she has a survivor mentality," Edwards said.
"I think that she knew that the money was coming from the law firm," she went on, adding, "I do think that Tom would say, 'Hey, I won a lawsuit. This is how much money was awarded.' She can do the math of what his percentage is."
"Listen, I was married to a football player before. I am married to a football player now," Kathryn noted. "Anyone can read in the newspaper what NFL players are making in the contract season. I don't have to see a check stub to figure out what's coming in, the tax. She's no dummy."
She recalled a cast trip to Dubai, where Erika "had her two glam guys and then the stylist guy. And these big trunks came, and then they were putting all of her stuff out."
"They laid out all the jewelry and the shoes and the makeup," she continued. "I mean, it was like a full freaking production. It was crazy. And I remember just looking at it all, and all of the clothes, the shoes and the sunglasses, and how much that was there, and thinking, 'How much is she even going to wear in the four days that we were there?' But thinking it was so over the top, and her telling me that she flew them all out business class."
"And you know, the meals," she went on. "And then we come back and sit at the table in the suite, and you know, everyone would be ordering, and she would just sign for everything... I remember just thinking, 'Holy shit, this girl spends money like it's coming out of tap.'"
Additionally, Edwards feels Jayne's more than two-decade marriage to Girardi was nothing more than "a business deal."
"It's money, honey. That's it," she said. "That's all it was. It was a business deal for her. I don't think she has close friends. I don't think she's ever known love. Now, she doesn't have a career. I don't think she has anything."
"I always say that there's choices, decisions and consequences," Kathryn went on. "You make a choice. You made a choice to marry this guy, who she probably saw things at the restaurant all the time of taking care of her and the way he talked to her, when he ordered a drink. She probably knew what she was getting into. There's decisions that she had to make as far as what kind of wife she was going to be to him, what she was going to take out of the marriage, what she was going to get for it all. The business dealing of the marriage of settling with a guy you're not really in love with."