Bravo has been served a subpoena for “Real Housewives” footage in regard to Erika Jayne’s legal case, Fox News reviews. The transfer comes two months after rumors that unaired “RHOBH” footage can be used in opposition to Erika in courtroom.
“We imagine that Bravo has a whole bunch of hours of unaired footage, in addition to documentary proof, which straight pertains to this case. So far, Bravo has chosen to make use of the Girardi embezzlement scandal to extend scores and make important cash for itself,” lawyer Jay Edelson advised the outlet.
“The victims have needed to endure watching the ‘Real Housewives’ cast do issues like eat caviar pie and drink specially-made vodka served by white-gloved employees as they pay lip service to the lives Tom has ruined. The victims have watched Erika cry crocodile tears as she is ‘compelled’ to maneuver right into a $10,000-a-month condominium whereas she and her glam squad parade round in a life-style few of us will ever know,” Edelson added.
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Is Bravo Protecting Erika?
Despite what has been happening in her private life, Erika determined to movie the brand new season of “RHOBH,” understanding full nicely that she can be a focus of the season. While some have disagreed together with her resolution to movie, others really feel that she’s courageous for doing so. Nevertheless, it appears as if she took an opportunity; something stated whereas she was mic’d up could possibly be used in opposition to her in her authorized battles.
It’s attainable that Erika mentioned this chance with Bravo earlier than signing on to movie the brand new season, primarily based on what lawyer Jay Edelson advised Fox News.
“We are hoping that Bravo modifications course and decides to cease defending Erika and its personal backside line and never make a foul resolution to impair our investigation and assist us get better a lot wanted cash for the victims,” Edelson stated in his assertion.
Meanwhile, Erika’s lawyer has responded to the subpoena, calling it a “fishing expedition.”
“I maintain explaining that there isn’t a hidden treasure, which we’ve supported by offering counsel for the chapter trustee with all related checking account and monetary data in Erika’s possession,” Evan C. Borges stated.
Producers Were ‘Prepared’ for a Possible Subpoena, The Sun Previously Reported
Back in August, The Sun reported that Bravo producers had been “ready” for the chance that unaired footage can be subpoenaed.
“Producers are conscious that the authorized case is simply going to accentuate and are ready, if requested by the courts, to assist the invention course of by releasing unaired footage/multimedia of the Girardi’s,” a supply advised The Sun on the time.”Producers have been suggested by their authorized staff they could be compelled to show over any footage or audio which can assist the courtroom get a clearer image of the case,” the supply added.
Fox News’ report concerning the subpoena comes only a week after Us Weekly reported that Erika was in negotiations to settle the lawsuit introduced in opposition to her by the trustee appointed by her soon-to-be ex-husband’s firm; Erika is being sued for $25 million.
Erika’s lawyer, nonetheless, has denied the negotiation claims.
“Regarding settlement discussions, these are purported to be confidential between counsel. It seems that my opposing counsel Mr. Richards has been discussing publicly what he calls settlement discussions. Here’s the reality: Mr. Richards has reached out and advised me that he and the trustee wish to settle. I’ve listened and can proceed to hear. That’s it,” Borges advised the outlet.