Fans of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” have long been debating whether or not Tom’s soon-to-be ex-wife Erika Jayne knew of the alleged financial dealings that he was involved in; Tom is named in a civil lawsuit alleging fraud and embezzlement after he was accused of withholding funds from clients, according to E! News.
On the current season of the show, Erika has maintained that she didn’t know what her husband was doing behind closed doors and, after court records indicated that Tom’s company transferred some $20 million to her company, she told the other “Housewives” that she had no idea about the money, where it came from or anything else, according to Insider.
When asked about the money by her friend Kyle Richards, Erika said she “did not” know about it. When pressed by “Housewives” star Sutton Stracke, Erika responded, “I was kept away from the books.” Later on in the conversation, Erika said, “My point is this. I didn’t know that. No one knows the answer but [Tom].”
And while Tom has not spoken out publicly about Erika since she filed for divorce in November 2020, he may have just implicated his ex.
Here’s what you need to know:
Tom Told the Paparazzi That Erika Knew
As Tom was walking, the cameraman directly asked him the one question that many “RHOBH” have been wondering for months: Did Erika Jayne know?
“Can you set the record straight for us? Did Erika know anything?” the cameraman asked. Tom’s face turned from a smile to something more serious, almost as if he didn’t understand the question. He looked at the cameraman with a blank expression for several seconds before someone jumped in.
“We’re ready to go,” someone off camera said. Tom looked like he wanted to answer — like he was trying to understand the question.
“Why don’t you drop the camera?” one man with Tom said. “Did you hear me?”
“He wants to answer the question,” the guy with the camera said. Tom still had his eyes fixed on him.
“I think she does,” Tom said, clearly, before walking away. Page Six called the admission “stunning.”
Tom Was Also Asked How He Likes His New Home
The 82-year-old disgraced lawyer was wearing a pair of khakis and a blue button-down shirt as he walked on a sidewalk with a pal. He was approached by a cameraman, who asked how he was doing. Tom gave the cameraman a thumbs up and kept walking.
“How are you feeling?” the cameraman asked. “Real good, baby,” Tom responded. “How are you liking your new residence?” the cameraman asked, referring to his new digs at a senior living facility. “Well, we have some questions, but we’re liking [it] pretty good,” Tom responded.
According to Page Six, Tom is living at the Belmont Village Senior Living facility after moving out of his LA-area mansion, being diagnosed with dementia and being placed under a conservatorship.
On the September 22, 2021, episode of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” Erika talked about her estranged husband, and admitted that she still cared about him. She also said that she would not want to see him living in any kind of elderly care facility. On the very same day that the episode aired, it appeared as though Tom turned on her. At the time of this writing, Erika had not responded to Tom’s comment.