Andy Cohen Talks 'Questionable' Erika Jayne Documentary and How It Might Affect Her RHOBH Future
Andy Cohen is addressing Erika Girardi's future on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills after the release of the ABC News Originals documentary The Housewife and the Hustler.
During his SiriusXM show Andy Cohen Live, the Bravo stalwart weighed in on the documentary, which examines Erika's estranged husband Tom Girardi's legal troubles and what she knew about them.
"I don't think that documentary will affect her future on the show," Cohen told a caller on Wednesday.
He went on to question the doc's inclusion of Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Danielle Staub and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills guest Dana Wilkey.
Jerritt Clark/Getty; Bryan Bedder/Getty Erika Girardi, Andy Cohen
"I will say the idea that Danielle Staub and Dana Wilkey are the experts in this documentary about Erika is questionable at best," Cohen said. "So I kind of realized I wasn't going to 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 said.
The Housewife and the Hustler - streaming now on Hulu - explores Tom and Erika's ongoing legal issues.
The famed attorney, 82, has been accused by the State Bar of California of misappropriating millions in client funds, among other injustices. Some of Tom's alleged victims were interviewed for the doc, including those involved in a class-action case to help the families of Lion Air Flight 610 victims get back their settlement funds.
A never-before-aired deposition tape of Tom is featured in the special as well.
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Tom came under fire shortly after Erika, 49 - whom he wed in 1999 - announced their split last November. A month later, he and Erika were sued for allegedly using their divorce to embezzle money intended for the families of victims killed in the 2018 plane crash.
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Steve Eichner/AP Erika Girardi and Tom Girardi
Following the release of the documentary, Erika's lawyers withdrew from representing her.
While Erika has not been charged with any crimes, the documentary questions how much she knew about her husband's legal 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," said Brandon Lowrey, a reporter at Law360. "It's going to be hard for her to say to she didn't know that anything was going on."
On Tuesday, Erika's RHOBH costar Kyle Richards spoke with Access Hollywood about how her friend has been doing since the documentary was released.
"I mean, you know, obviously it's a hard time," Richards said. "But she's doing okay."