The initially off-air footage sheds new light on the tension between the two.
Sutton Strack made it clear that she was distancing herself and Erica Jane during the legal troubles of the latter and the drama of the divorce. But before the lawsuits went public, Sutton was apparently one of Erica’s biggest supporters.
Each week, Bravo rebroadcasts the previous episode of the series. “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” before a new one, but each time includes previously unseen footage. During a re-screening on Wednesday night, this tape was made in the middle of a meeting that Sutton called with the rest of her colleagues, without Erica, to discuss what they think of her legal position.
After Sutton said she wasn’t sure how much she wanted to be close to Erica after the torn Los Angeles Times report, she was asked if she was worried about “legitimacy or reputation” – and Sutton responded with both.
“I know what it’s like to go through a divorce. I was in a situation where I did not receive money, ”said Sutton, who divorced Christian Strakke in 2017. “My lawyer told me, ‘You need to have someone willing to give you money if you need it.’ In case I need money. It didn’t get so bad for me, but I offered them to Erica. “
In a confession, Sutton stated that she “offered Erica a loan while she was going through a divorce.” She said that she told her partner that “if you need anything financially, I will support you, and if you fall, you will have a mattress to land on.”
Regarding Erica’s response, Sutton said that she thought Jane said “Thank you,” and nothing came of it. Then she added, “I think if Erica said, ‘Yes, I need $ 20 million’ … that would put me in a terrible position.”
This dollar amount, of course, refers to the $ 20 million donated to Erica LLC from Tom Girardi’s company.
In previously unseen footage Lisa Rinna also noted that when she asked Erica how she “[got] money to get out, “Erica simply replied,” I can’t talk about it right now. ” Upon hearing this comment, Sutton said, “I’m going to drink wine out of him.”
In this week’s episode, Erica spoke to Kyle Richards and Lisa that after she first allegedly caught Tom cheating, she was “unable” to leave him financially.
“There was a thought to leave, yes. How? Where? I’m totally dependent on my husband at this point, “she said before asking Kyle,” If he cuts these cards, what am I going to come up to you and ask? will you leave my husband for money? “
“I couldn’t go anywhere,” she added, feeling that he would find a way around their lack of a prenuptial agreement. “I started making plans to achieve financial success. Not to leave, but just to work. And I’ll work so damn hard I can stand on my own two feet. This is what I was doing. “