RHOBH’s Erika Jayne “confronted her ex-BFF Kyle Richards” in an ugly showdown after she “spread rumors” about the star’s financial woes, a source has exclusively told The Sun.
The 50-year-old star is being sued for more than $25million in her ex Tom Girardi’s bankruptcy case, after it was claimed in court documents he was paying her expenses for the past 12 years.
Erika confronted Kyle Richards during the recent reunion, which is yet to air, and off camera, according to a source[/caption]
The reality star has been accused of spreading rumors about Erika as far back as 2019[/caption]
Tom and Erika are accused of allegedly embezzling millions from the families of plane crash victims, but the reality star insists she knew nothing of his financial dealings.
During this season of Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, the cameras captured the cast having to unravel the case, with Kyle expressing her disgust behind Erika’s back.
“Erika addressed her feelings towards Kyle at the reunion but left unhappy because she didn’t like the line of questioning,” a source told The Sun.
“After the reunion, the conversation continued off camera with Erika pressing her to be honest about things she said. It was an ugly showdown between the pair.
“The conversation got ‘heated’ when Camille [Grammer] and Bethenny [Frankel] came out with their stories, and now things have reached a peak with Lisa Vanderpump telling her side.”
Lisa Vanderpump claimed in an interview with DailyMailTV this week that Kyle, 52, spread rumors about Erika’s legal woes at Andy Cohen’s baby shower back in 2019.
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“It could be the person that [my husband] Ken [Todd] kicked out of my house,” she said, referring to the end of her friendship with Kyle in Season 9 of RHOBH.
“Erika is annoyed but not surprised after seeing this build up over the past few months, she feels Kyle is absolutely not to be trusted,” the insider told The Sun.
“Kyle isn’t happy with how Erika spoke to her at the reunion and afterwards, but is more upset with Lisa and Camille who she feels are making her look bad intentionally.
“Erika and Kyle’s fallout will be addressed in the next season and producers are looking to make it a big storyline.”
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Fans agree focusing on their drama would be a big hit, with one tweeting: “A season of Kyle vs Erika is the only way I’ll accept no cast changes for season 12 #RHOBH.”
The Sun has reached out to Erika and Kyle’s reps for comment, but did not hear back.
Kyle could be heard doubting her friend’s “truth” in confessionals this season, but was much quieter when Erika was around.
A source close to the star previously told The Sun she was not happy seeing how the women were talking about her behind closed doors.
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“Erika’s so upset with her costars watching the show back because they backstab her,” the insider said.
“She’s most furious with Kyle. She feels Kyle was the most two-faced to her and their friendship won’t be the same.”
According to legal documents seen by The Sun, the trustee of Tom’s bankruptcy case want Erika to pay the firm back.
Erika used the money to pay for her American Express bill, glam team and other expenses, according to the suit.
The lawsuit claims: “She attempts to create a distinction between handing her money directly versus paying all of her bills directly.
“The distinction, like her prior motion for reconsideration is meritless. Any payments made for her benefit are her responsibility.”
The trustee said the RHOBH star’s claims she wasn’t aware of Tom’s wrongdoings is not an excuse, arguing “it would be a miscarriage of justice if [she] was allowed to simply walk completely free of owing over $25,000,000 to the Estate.
“Erika signed all of her tax returns, numerous credit card slips, and was well aware of the money she spent on the Debtor’s credit cards and the Debtor’s payment of her personal expenses,” the trustee alleged.
“Her feigned wilful blindness and ostrich approach to these expenditures will do absolutely nothing to limit her liability.”
The trustee also stated that “the glam cannot be supported by a sham.”
The pair used to be close but Erika has since branded Kyle ‘two-faced’[/caption]
Lisa Vanderpump has put herself at the center of the argument, claiming Kyle spread rumors at Andy Cohen’s baby shower[/caption]
The fallout between Erika and Kyle will be addressed during the next season of RHOBH[/caption]