The former talk show host appeared to back up the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star — who has recently been in the spotlight for ongoing legal troubles — during a recent interview.
Cohen pointed out that many people have been “suspicious” of Jayne’s timing of divorcing her husband Tom Girardi, who is now dealing with charges over an alleged embezzlement scheme.
However, the 36-year-old mom told Cohen, “the timelines match up to me.” She also insisted that she believes Jayne is telling the truth when she says she didn’t know what was going on with her finances while her estranged husband was allegedly embezzling money.
“I believe her. I feel bad for her,” McCain said of her friend. “I know wealthy women who don’t know anything about their finances.”
“I believe she has a good heart. I believe that she will be proven innocent,” she continued.
The former host of The View gave background on her friendship with Jayne, who she recalls becoming much closer to after she gave birth to her daughter Liberty during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“I’m like legitimately good friends with her. We became much closer during COVID,” McCain stated. “It’s a little weird. I remember specifically when I was coming back from my first doctor’s appointment after I gave birth, her calling me, and like having a whole conversation about how stuff was going down in her life.”
Jayne has been in hot water amid speculation that she had something to do with the fraud scheme Girardi is accused of orchestrating.
The 82-year-old disbarred lawyer allegedly stole millions of dollars from clients, including victims from a 2018 plane crash.
Critics have previously called out Jayne for not showing enough sympathy to the plane crash victims, claims which McCain addressed on Wednesday night.
“I would have loved to have consulted her,” the Bad Republican writer said. “I would have loved to have her hire me for some political consulting especially on her social media. I just think unfortunately that perception is reality in the time that we live in.”
Jayne is currently facing a $25 million lawsuit for her alleged involvement in the scheme, although she still maintains that she was kept in the dark about Girardi’s alleged actions.
Girardi has now been placed under a conservatorship as a result of Alzhiemer’s disease and his dementia diagnoses.