BRAVO’s Andy Cohen revealed he’s been getting fan requests to fire Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne from the series.
The 53-year-old host said viewers want her gone after she and her lawyer ex were accused of of stealing millions from his clients.
Erika and ex Tom Girardi were hit with a lawsuit for embezzlement last year, with the suit claiming he “resorted to embezzling the proceeds of settlements," including ones for those who lost loved ones in a plane crash.
The complaint accused him of embezzling the settlement proceeds in order to “continue funding his and Erika’s lavish Beverly Hills lifestyles," and fans don't think the RHOBH personality should still be on the show.
Andy revealed on his Radio Andy show that it's too late for that, though, as the current season has already been filmed and she's a big part of it.
He shared: “I’m getting a lot of tweets from people saying, ‘You have to fire Erika from the show.’
"I’m like, ‘You realize that the show is wrapped, we have shot it. You cannot remove her from the show."
While fans are aware of Erika's legal situation, the storyline is only just starting to play out onscreen, and Andy said that'll be an "interesting" watch for viewers when the remaining episodes air.
“What I think is interesting is that the women found out… this season, it’s like a mystery unraveling and every episode, you start to get a little more," he said.
The host continued: "And I think, I think this week is the episode where the first article about Tom Girardi ripping off his clients comes out.
"And the women start to realize, they start to be like, ‘Well wait. What’s this?’
“You’ll see the reaction to this play out as the weeks go on and it is fascinating."
The storyline and reveal will play out over the next few weeks with "at least" 10 more RHOBH episodes airing through September.
Andy teased that the reunion will once again be the juiciest as it has not yet been filmed and it won't be shot "until after Labor Day," which will allow for the most up-to-date details of Erika's life to be part of the special.
On Saturday, Erika posted a throwback baby picture to celebrate her milestone birthday, which she captioned: "Welp, I'm 50!"
Fellow RHOBH star Dorit Kemsley shared congratulations, while Lisa Rinna commented: “Happy 50th Birthday Thelma!."
A source told Us Weekly of the July 7 gathering: “Erika had an intimate birthday celebration last night with her close friends at one of their homes.
"It was kept low-key.”
OK! reported that Erika was a “nervous wreck, and no wonder, since her world is crashing down around her.”
Sources said: “On top of that, she’s caught up in these bankruptcy proceedings against Tom and could go underwater financially."
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