Bethenny Frankel says she and her followers are “disgusted” by what Erika Jayne stated about her late ex Dennis Shields’ demise throughout Wednesday evening’s episode of “Watch What Happens Live.”
“The episode tonight of @BravoWWHL was taped so I don’t address the comment you [as fans] & Dennis’ children are hurt, offended and disgusted by,” the previous “Real Housewives of New York City” star, 51, tweeted on Thursday.
“I appreciate your loyalty, heart and compassion,” she added within the be aware addressed to her supporters.
Frankel beforehand claimed that she knew that Jayne’s estranged husband, Tom Girardi, was in monetary and authorized turmoil nicely earlier than the disgraced lawyer’s embezzlement scandal got here to gentle in 2020.
Frankel even alleged that Girardi, 82, owed Shields $500,000.
Asked by “WWHL” host Andy Cohen to share her ideas on the matter, Jayne stated, “In the business that Tom was doing, which was contingent fee, it’s not unusual to borrow.”
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star continued, “So while that may be true, there were also loans that were really paid off. So I don’t know where Bethenny’s coming from.”
Jayne concluded by saying, “You know, her guy’s dead and my guy’s in a home” — the comment that seemingly disturbed Frankel and Shields’ family members, together with his grownup kids, Tyler, Darien, Zachary and Kelsey.
Shields died at age 51 in August 2018 of an obvious prescription drug overdose. The financier and Frankel knew one another for many years earlier than they started courting in 2016, shortly after he separated from his spouse of 18 years, Jill Shields.
As for Jayne’s man “in a home,” Girardi moved into an assisted-living and reminiscence care facility in Burbank, Calif., final yr after a late-onset Alzheimer’s illness and dementia analysis. He has additionally been positioned in a conservatorship that’s overseen by his brother Robert.
Jayne, who not too long ago instructed Page Six that Girardi is in “a state of decline,” filed for divorce from the disbarred lawyer in November 2020.
One month later, the exes have been sued by Edelson PC for allegedly embezzling settlement funds meant for the victims of Lion Air Flight 610 — together with widows and orphans whom Girardi represented.
The “Pretty Mess” singer — who denied the costs in opposition to her — was dismissed from the fraud lawsuit in January, however she is now dealing with a $50 million racketeering lawsuit and a $2.1 million “aiding and abetting” lawsuit.