Erika Jayne took to her Instagram Story on Thursday to share a pretty ironic meme.
Before warning her fans and followers that 2023 would be the year of “revenge,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member, who is in the midst of a messy divorce from disbarred attorney Thomas Girardi and facing numerous lawsuits, shared a message that joked about sending out W-2s on Monday, suggesting that everyone who has been in her business in 2022 was deserving of the tax document.
“I will be mailing out W-2s on January 2nd for everyone who was in my business this year,” the meme, shared on December 29, stated.
As RHOBH fans well know, a lot of people were in Erika’s business in 2022, including attorneys, bankruptcy trustees, the tax board, and viewers of the show. Even Erika’s castmates and Real Housewives from other cities have weighed in on her legal turmoil.
Still, Erika’s post about taxes certainly got the attention of many, who couldn’t help but be reminded of the tax issues she’s faced as of late.
In early December, after being found liable for a total of $4.5 million in overdue taxes for 2019 by the IRS months prior, Erika was hit with a tax lien for $2.2 million in overdue taxes for the same year by the Franchise Tax Board of the State of California.
But, as Erika has confirmed, she doesn’t have the ability to pay off either debt.
“I am in the midst of trying to figure out the basis of this tax bill with the assistance of my business manager, who is also an accountant,” she wrote in a June 14 court filing. “I do not have the ability to pay the [California Franchise Tax Board] tax bill.”
Also, on her Instagram Story this week, Erika spoke of getting revenge in the new year.
“For me, 2023 is going to be all about revenge,” read a second meme shared to her account.
While Erika’s tax debt is substantial, it’s minimal in comparison to the $25 million lawsuit she’s facing from Thomas’ bankruptcy trustee, who claims her company, EJ Global, received fraudulent transfers from Thomas’ now-defunct law firm, Girardi Keese, in the years leading up to the business being forced into bankruptcy.