I think the producers of Beverly Hills Housewives made a mistake signing up Erika Jayne Girardi.
People say there is no such thing as 'class' anymore, but there really is, and Erika Jayne doesn't have it, in fact she lowers the tone of the whole show.
Lawyer Thomas Girardi was a frequent patron of a restaurant where Erika Jayne worked as a waitress and when she caught his eye, she saw the opportunity she had been waiting for and jumped at it. Her dream of becoming a star could now come true if she played her cards right. And she played those cards very well because after seventeen years of marriage and a successful career, she's right where she expected to be.
And then the offer of Beverly Hills Housewives came along. She makes no apology for being a gold digger, using an elderly man's money to get what she wants. Four letter words fall regularly from her gutter mouth and her sleazy show fits her personality perfectly.
Her husband on the other hand, lives up to the old adage 'A man is only as old as the woman he feels.'
Thomas Girardi has been a successful lawyer for 50 years. In 1970, he was the first lawyer in California to win a $1 million plus award for a medical malpractice case. He also worked on Erin Brockovich's case against Pacific Gas and Electric and won $333 million for the 659 residents of Hinkley, California.
But trouble is brewing. He's recently been accused of stealing money from a $130 million settlement his firm achieved for employees of the Lockheed Corporation over chemical exposure.
There's no denying Erika Jayne is a smart woman, she wouldn't be where she is today if she wasn't, but how she got there is beyond the pale.