In a sneak peek clip from the Tuesday, September 28, episode of her "Just B With Bethenny Frankel" podcast via Us Weekly, the 50-year-old businesswoman got real about what she thinks about the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member and the drama surrounding her.
“I don’t quote-unquote know Erika Jayne. I’ve met her and we’ve done this sort of Instagram thing and she was at my house doing the crossover Housewives episode. I have no idea if she knew [about Tom’s actions]. I know nothing about their marriage, nothing about their life. … We’re not all experts on someone else’s lives," Frankel dished.
The former Real Housewives of New York star packed a punch as she said, “People are saying that she’s not being compassionate enough for the victims. I think she did the show because she likes fame and she wants to stay relevant.”
“She needs the money. … She’s on the show, which is not a great idea because they’re investigating the whole thing, but probably [is] something she needs or wants to do for her livelihood," Frankel said. The Skinnygirl founder revealed that she believes that Jayne (real name: Erika Girardi) is barely acknowledging the victims “because she’s not supposed to acknowledge that there are victims because she’s not supposed to say anything about it.”
Frankel doubled down on her statement as she continued, “If I had a client who’s in the middle of something, I would say, ‘Say nothing.’ … And I double down on what I said before: the higher the lifestyle someone says that they have, the more you’re going to jump on and beat it like a dead horse.”
The former Bravo star may not agree with the "Expensive" singer's strategy, but Frankel does say that she feels bad for the Chicago actress.
“People need some sort of a mea culpa … [and] there’s a way to say it without incriminating yourself. We’re living in a crazy world and people are just out for blood. Absolutely out for blood," the Big Shot With Bethenny star stated. "[Erika’s] taking a real hit."