After Garcelle questioned her about the earrings, which she’s since turned over to Thomas Girardi‘s bankruptcy trustee, on an episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills earlier this month, Erika threw shade at the since-ended talk show while slamming Garcelle for her phony behavior.
“All of it. All of the above. Everything you’re thinking — plus more,” Erika replied.
According to Erika, she didn’t travel to Aspen to be put on trial by her RHOBH castmates.
“I’m not there to talk about earrings or who they belong to or the legal situation around them. I’m trying to have a good time with my friends. I’m trying to leave all of these problems aside for a second. I don’t need to come to a trip in Aspen and be grilled about something that you’ve already talked about on your now-canceled TV show,” she declared as a shocked Dorit looked on.
Erika went on to say that Garcelle questioned her about the $750,000 earrings, which Thomas reportedly purchased for her with stolen settlement funds from his former clients, after filming The Real, but she failed to give her a heads-up about the episode.
“I did not notice at the time, but when I sat down to dinner that night, she’s already filmed an episode of The Real where she talked about these earrings… She had already filmed a whole episode giving her opinion and the other people on The Real and then didn’t have the balls to f-cking tell me, ‘Hey I already talked about this,’” Erika noted. “[She] pretended like none of that never happened and then was asking me questions about it.”
Meanwhile, in her own RHOBH: After Show segment, Garcelle, who also caught fury from Nicki Minaj after interviewing her husband Kenneth Petty‘s rape accuser on the show, defended her decision to make the earrings a hot topic on The Real.
“First of all, it’s my job to give my opinion on what’s happening so I’m definitely going to do my job. Secondly, I think Erika was hoping that I would give her a heads up, but I don’t have to do that,” she stated. “I knew I was gonna see her. So I knew eventually it was gonna come up. I mean, what, am I gonna call her and say, ‘Hey, we talked about this?’”
“It’s in the news. So I was fine with it,” she added.
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