Why Erika Jayne called Kathy Hilton out on ‘RHOBH’ reunion for alleged gay slur
October 27, 2022 | 7:37pm
Erika Jayne remains committed to giving the gays everything they want.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, 51, felt compelled to call out Kathy Hilton for allegedly spewing a homophobic slur as the former is a fervent supporter of the LGBTQIA+ community.
“Erika cares deeply for the LGBTQIA+ community. They have been by her side since the very beginning of her career, even before ‘Housewives,’” a source close to the “Pretty Mess” singer exclusively tells Page Six.
“She had no other choice but to say something and take a stand. She wanted to make a statement: No one on her cast is going to attack the LGBTQIA+ community and go unchecked.”
A rep for Jayne did not immediately return Page Six’s request for comment.
During Wednesday night’s third and final installment of the “RHOBH” Season 12 reunion, Jayne accused Hilton, 63, of calling a DJ an “old f–king f-g” during the ill-fated Aspen cast trip.
“I see Kathy coming from the dance floor, very upset,” she claimed. “I say, ‘Kathy, what’s wrong?’ She says, ‘The DJ’s an old f–king f-g,’ and walked off.”
Hilton admitted that she was “frustrated” with a manager at the Caribou Club — where the alleged slur occurred — because he told her he was “way too busy” to accept song requests that night.
However, the mother of Paris and Nicky Hilton insisted that she would never use such language.
“I will admit to what I do, but I will not be painted to be this monster that you tried to…” she began.
“Those are your words. That’s what you said to me,” Jayne interrupted, prompting Hilton to shake her head and insist, “Never, ever.”
Kathy added, “Nobody else heard that,” to which Jayne replied, “No, you said it to me directly.”
It should be noted that Kathy is a supporter of the queer community herself. The Casa Del Sol Tequila investor served as the grand marshal in Los Angeles’ Pride Parade in 2005 and, over the years, has advocated for such LGBTQIA+ organizations as GLAAD.
At the reunion, Andy Cohen chimed in to say Bravo HR launched an investigation into the matter, which turned up inconclusive because “it was a case of she-said, she-said.”
Hours before part three aired, Jayne stood by her claimthat Kathy made the offensive remark during the cast’s disastrous Colorado getaway.
“I was there. It happened. What the ‘audience’ chooses to believe is beyond my control,” Jayne alleged in a statement shared via her Instagram Story earlier on Wednesday.
“I will never back down from the truth of what happened that night at the club in Aspen.”
Kathy recently asserted that she will depart “Beverly Hills” if Jayne or Lisa Rinna, the socialite’s other onscreen adversaryreclaim their diamonds come Season 13.
Jayne has maintained a full-time position on the reality show for a consecutive seven seasons, while Kathy joined the cast as a “friend of” in 2021.