• Tom Girardi's former employee Kim Archie did not buy Erika Jayne's tears on "RHOBH" 
  • Archie shared that one of their former clients said Erika wants people to sympathize with her 
  • Archie noted that Erika should get waterproof mascara while reacting to the latter's crying scene

Erika Jayne was just acting when she cried in an episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills," according one of Tom Girardi's former employees.

Kim Archie, who used to work with Girardi, has been tuning into Bravo's reality show, and she wasn't impressed when she saw Erika's tears in one episode.

"There’s been waterproof mascara since 1938 — before we were all born — so I’m sure she could get waterproof mascara," the former legal consultant at Girardi Keese law firm said on the "Juicy Scoop" podcast. "She likes big sunglasses. There are scenes that somebody posted where she’s inside with sunglasses. So she’s sitting in bright sunlight with non-waterproof mascara, you know, just sobbing."

Host Heather McDonald pointed out that it's "natural" to wipe your tears when you are crying, which Erika didn't do.

"That whole scene — and I watched it — did she take acting classes? I thought she went to, like, an art high school in Atlanta. She needs to get her money back from any classes because nobody was buying any of that," Archie continued. "I mean, that was terrible acting. It was horrible."

Archie also shared a conversation she had with her longtime friend Kathy Ruigomez. She recommended Ruigomez to hire Girardi Keese after her son, Joe Ruigomez, was severely burned and scarred in the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion in 2010. In a Hulu documentary, the family alleged that Girardi robbed Joe of $11 million in settlement funds.

"Kathy and I — she’s been watching it since Erika got on because, you know, they had dealings with them [and] she thought maybe she’d learn something new — so we’re talking about it, and she said something that really struck me. She’s like, ‘She wants people to be sympathetic, but she’s not sympathetic,’" Archie continued.

"Who gave you that narrative? Like, who’s crafting this PR stuff? I mean, come on. We all know she’s on a reality show. She’s done enough media. Her side has to craft a narrative and lay it out — who’s doing it? Who’s coming up with this? Because it looks wild. I mean, it doesn’t make sense."

In one episode, Erika denied any involvement in Girardi's case. She insisted that it was him who brought himself down and he was taking them all down with him. She also mentioned in one "RHOBH" episode last month that her life drastically changed and she lost her home, car and marriage when she walked away from Girardi.

Meanwhile, the court ruled earlier this month that Girardi's former clients, including the Ruigomez family, can file a collection lawsuit against Erika.

"All assets identified by the Ruigomez family shall be subject to all rights of the Girardi bankruptcy estate and the [Girardi Keese] bankruptcy estate, which parties shall meet and confer in good faith to determine the character/ownership of the identified assets," part of the documents read.

"The Ruigomez Family, the Girardi Trustee and the GK Trustee shall cooperate with each other with their collection efforts against Erika."

Erika Girardi
Erika Girardi, photographed at the “Sharknado: The Fourth Awakens” premiere in Las Vegas on July 31, 2016, will allow her vulnerability to shine through in Season 7, episode 14 of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.” Getty Images