After the 50-year-old was the "sole focus" of season 11, an insider told Us Weekly that "it’s going to be much more next season."
According to the insider, after the Pretty Mess author was "put through the wringer and following producers’ orders" now there's "no question" that Janye will "demand a higher paycheck" if she returns for another season.
"The ratings were off the charts because of her storyline and what she’s exposed," the source said. "What she’s dealing with [regarding] Tom [Girardi] and the court is not over yet so you can only imagine what next season is going to bring."
However, the Bravo salary is nothing compared to the $25 million she is being sued for by the trustee handling her estranged husband's law firm's bankruptcy case.
In November, Jayne announced that she and the attorney called it quits. Soon after the news of their split, the former flames were named in a series of lawsuits.
The estranged couple was accused of embezzling money intended for the families of the victims in the Lion Air Flight 610 plane crash in 2018. Edelson PC claimed the split was "a sham attempt to fraudulently protect Tom and Erika’s money" and that Jayne and Girardi were "on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds."
Bravo is reportedly being subpoenaed by the law firm to obtain unaired footage of both Jayne and Girardi on the reality show. "We are very confident that Bravo has information that will be helpful in our efforts to recover client money stolen by Tom Girard," attorney Jay Edelson told Page Six.
"It includes documentary evidence, including contracts Erika entered into to be on the Real Housewives and email and text correspondence with the Bravo team. We are hopeful that Bravo chooses a path of cooperation instead of using this tragedy to increase ratings and make a fortune for itself," Edelson told the publication.
Jayne has maintained that she was unaware of the 82-year-old's alleged embezzlement scandal and financial wrongdoings.