The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne may lose her ongoing appeal and might be unable to keep her infamous pair of $750K diamond earrings. Erika has been criticized by her castmates for not returning what is allegedly ill-gotten jewelry bought with the funds of clients robbed by her estranged husband, Thomas Girardi, and his law firm, Girardi Keese. She even wore them out and about in Aspen while filming RHOBH season 12.
This news that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne may lose the appeal comes amidst the filming of the newest season, which recently began. It seems like most of the ladies are returning except for Lisa Rinna, who announced her departure from RHOBH after eight seasons in January. With Lisa gone, Erika will have a difficult time finding as good of an ally as her this season.
According to lawyer Ronald Richards on Twitter, the question of who should own the earrings is particularly complicated and relies on a notion of “equitable mootness.” The court can’t fairly undo the selling of the $750K earrings that have already taken place. Erika’s earrings she was ordered to give up, had a starring role during the trip to Aspen. Fellow RHOBH castmates noticed she was wearing them even though they were the center of an intense legal battle at the time. They wanted Erika to give them back as a sign of compassion for the alleged victims of Tom. However, Erika insisted that the legal process would have to play out before she would let them go.
Erika Jayne Clings To The Earrings
The question of what culpability Erika has in the legal wrongdoings of her husband is epitomized in the desire to hold on to the earrings. Fans on Reddit in the thread started by u/BicheeTea, overwhelmingly criticized Erika’s “audacity” for not only keeping the jewelry, but for Erika, who deserves more credit from fans, openly wearing them around Aspen. To appeal the auction only seems like further thumbing her nose at the idea that her gift was not hers. Her sentimental attachment to the earrings clouds her judgment. This audacity may come from Erika’s feeling of vindication despite her legal woes.
Erika could be seen wearing her earrings again on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 13. The earrings might not be an issue if the legal analysis is correct and the appeal will not be granted. Nonetheless, Erika’s decision to try to keep them may continue to haunt her as a storyline in the season.
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Sources: Ronald Richards/Twitter, u/BicheeTea/Reddit