In a cut scene from the August 18, episode entitled "Season's Grillings", the 49-year-old housewives newbie explained to the rest of the ladies that she was concerned after reports surfaced about Tom Girardi's legal woes because she had offered the 50-year-old "Expensive" singer a loan following her split from the attorney.
"I know what it's like to go through a divorce. I was in a position where I wasn't getting money. My attorney said to me, 'You need to have someone ready to give you money if you need it.' In case I needed cash. It didn't get that bad for me, but I offered that to Erika," Stracke explained in the clip.
The blonde southern belle goes on to say that she, "offered Erika a loan while going through the divorce," and kindly told Girardi that "I've got your back and if you have a fall, you've got a mattress to land on."
According to Sutton, Erika replied saying, "Thank you" but did not entertain the idea any further. "I think if Erika had said, 'Yes, I need $20 million' ... it would have put me in a really bad jam," Stracke went on to say.
Their co-star Lisa Rinna, who has been fierce defender of the pop star, even states that she asked Erika how she "[got] money to get out," Girardi replied saying, "I can't talk about that right now."
As the Girardi lawsuits continue to pile up, it is being alleged that 82-year-old's law firm owes over $100 Million dollars.
The documents also stated that "the debtor's accounting offices were not well maintained" and "much of what the trustee found upon her appointment was very dated."