Attorney Slams Bravo for Using Erika Jayne’s Legal Scandal to “Increase” RHOBH Ratings, Erika’s Lawyer Addresses Subpoena

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Lawyers are hoping to uncover unaired footage of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills that will help them with their lawsuit against Erika Jayne and Thomas Girardi.

After Bravo producers were served a subpoena on Wednesday, attorney Jay Edelson spoke out about the legal move, claiming he believes the footage the network has relates to his lawsuit against Erika and Thomas, which accuses the now-estranged couple of embezzling $2 million from family members of plane crash victims.

“We believe that Bravo has hundreds of hours of unaired footage, as well as documentary evidence, which directly relates to this case,” Jay told Fox News. “So far, Bravo has chosen to use the Girardi embezzlement scandal to increase ratings and make significant money for itself.”

“The victims have had to endure watching the Real Housewives cast do things like eat caviar pie and drink specially-made vodka served by white-gloved staff as they pay lip service to the lives Tom has ruined,” he continued. “The victims have watched Erika cry crocodile tears as she is ‘forced’ to move into a $10,000-a-month apartment while she and her glam squad parade around in a lifestyle few of us will ever know.”

When Jay and his team filed a lawsuit against Erika and Thomas at the end of last year, they accused them of divorcing in an effort to protect their assets. Months later, Fox News obtained court documents that suggested Thomas was more than $100 million in debt — and that he had allegedly transferred $25 million to Erika’s business, EJ Global LLC.

As his statement continued, the attorney demanded Bravo to “stop protecting” the RHOBH star.

“We are hoping that Bravo changes course and decides to stop protecting Erika and its own bottom line and not make a bad decision to impair our investigation and help us recover much-needed money for the victims,” the statement said.

Meanwhile, Erika’s lawyer, Evan Borges, told the outlet that he hadn’t yet seen the subpoena and slammed the legal move.

“The subpoena sounds like a fishing expedition or desperation move if it is directed at Erika,” he shared. “I keep explaining that there is no hidden treasure, which we have supported by providing counsel for the bankruptcy trustee with all relevant bank account and financial information in Erika’s possession.”

“There’s only a small amount of additional information that I need to provide to the trustee, which, along with everything else we’ve provided, shows that Erika’s divorce filing was for legitimate reasons, and she has been trying to make it on her own,” Evan added.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 reunion begins Wednesday, October 13, at 8/7c on Bravo.

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