Speaking to a caller in the course of the Wednesday episode of his SiriusXM present Andy Cohen Live, the Bravo stalwart mentioned that the documentary — which examines Erika’s estranged husband Tom Girardi‘s authorized troubles, and whether or not or not she had a job in them — probably will not affect her RHOBH job.
“I do not suppose that documentary will have an effect on her future on the present,” Cohen mentioned.
He then when on to query the doc’s inclusion of Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Danielle Staub and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills visitor Dana Wilkey.
“I will say the idea that Danielle Staub and Dana Wilkey are the experts in this documentary about Erika is questionable at best,” Cohen continued. “So I kind of realized I wasn’t gonna learn anything new from them about Erika.”
As for the case itself? “The Tom Girardi stories continue to be deeply disturbing, and we have to see how this plays out,” he mentioned.
The Housewife and the Hustler — streaming now on Hulu — outlines Tom and Erika’s ongoing authorized points.
The legendary lawyer, 82, has been accused by the State Bar of California of misappropriating hundreds of thousands in consumer funds, amongst different injustices. Some of Tom’s alleged victims have been interviewed for the doc, together with these concerned in a class-action case to assist the households of Lion Air Flight 610 victims get again their settlement funds.
A never-before-aired deposition tape of Tom is featured within the particular too.
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Tom got here beneath fireplace shortly after Erika, 49 – whom he wed in 1999 – introduced their cut up final November. A month later, he and Erika have been sued for allegedly utilizing their divorce to embezzle cash supposed for the households of victims killed in that 2018 Boeing airplane crash.
Following the discharge of the documentary, Erika’s legal professionals withdrew from representing her.
While Erika has not been charged with any crimes, the documentary asks how a lot she knew about her husband’s authorized woes.
“Tom and Erika, they’re stuck together in these bankruptcy proceedings. A lot of these debts, that they owe in bankruptcy proceedings, [they] owe together, possibly,” Brandon Lowrey, a reporter at Regulation360, mentioned. “It’s going to be hard for her to say to she didn’t know that anything was going on.”
“I mean, you know, obviously it’s a hard time, but she’s doing okay,” Richards mentioned.