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Sutton Stracke says she’s studying for the LSATs after being ‘inspired’ by Erika Jayne’s legal woes

The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star Sutton Stracke is beginning to study for a career in law after a season spent discussing Erika Jayne’s legal scandal.  

In an interview with Page Six, the 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star explained that she was galvanized by the heavy focus on Jayne’s controversy during the show’s 11th season.

‘I am starting to study with the Princeton Review for my LSATs that I’m going to take. I got a little inspired,’ Stracke said.

Legal ambitions: Sutton Stracke has revealed that she is planning to embark on a new career in law after becoming embroiled in costar Erika Jayne’s embezzlement scandal

In December, Erika was named as a defendant along with her 82-year-old estranged husband Tom Girardi in a federal lawsuit alleging the couple embezzled funds intended for the families of the Lion Air 610 plane crash victims.

The Georgia native admitted that discussing the ongoing controversy on screen took its toll on her and her fellow cast members. 

‘It was a lot,’ Stracke said. ‘I think when we kind of finished, I was really exhausted and really tired of talking about legal stuff.’  

Inspired: In an interview with the New York Post, the 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star explained that she was galvanized by the heavy focus on Jayne's legal woes during the show's 11th season

Inspired: In an interview with the New York Post, the 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star explained that she was galvanized by the heavy focus on Jayne’s legal woes during the show’s 11th season

However, Sutton told Page Six that she had originally aspired to become a lawyer while attending Converse College in South Carolina. 

‘When I went to college, I wanted to go to law school. I studied political science,’ said Stracke. ‘That was my plan.’ 

Sutton eventually moved to New York to purse a career in dance and served as the associate director of development in charge of fundraising for the Cunningham Dance Foundation.

Career goals:  Sutton told Page Six that she had originally aspired to become a lawyer while attending Converse College in South Carolina. Seen in 2019

Career goals:  Sutton told Page Six that she had originally aspired to become a lawyer while attending Converse College in South Carolina. Seen in 2019

Yet, the socialite, who stated that she was an ‘A’ student, did not entirely abandon her dreams of becoming a lawyer.

‘I was going to be this dancing attorney,’ Stracke explained.

She continued, ‘We’ll see. I might miserably fail my LSATs and not go to law school. But it’s something I’m thinking about doing.’   

The Sutton boutique owner also explained why she pressed Erika on her legal troubles during a dinner party hosted by Kathy Hilton that was dubbed the ‘Dinner Party From Hell’ when the event was featured on the show.

During the explosive episode, Jayne burst into tears after engaging a war of words with Stracke and threatened to sue her costar.

Explosive: The Sutton boutique owner also explained why she pressed Erika on her legal troubles during a dinner party hosted by Kathy Hilton that was dubbed the 'Dinner Party From Hell' when the event was featured on the show

Explosive: The Sutton boutique owner also explained why she pressed Erika on her legal troubles during a dinner party hosted by Kathy Hilton that was dubbed the ‘Dinner Party From Hell’ when the event was featured on the show

‘It was really important to me to ask those questions … I don’t like the feeling of friends not giving me their whole truth. That’s all I wanted to know,’ Stracke said. 

She continued, ‘Erika is very private and very closed. I think, at the time, [she was] going through a lot and probably couldn’t give a lot of answers. But I was still going to ask.’ 

While Stracke told Page Six that the heated argument between herself and Jayne may have been ‘fun to watch’ for Bravo viewers, she emphasized that the situation was ‘not a game’ for Giradi’s alleged victims which also include a survivor of the 2010 Pacific Gas And Electric explosion. 

Difficult: Sutton said that she and her fellow cast members were 'exhausted' after discussing Jayne's legal drama frequently on the show

Difficult: Sutton said that she and her fellow cast members were ‘exhausted’ after discussing Jayne’s legal drama frequently on the show

‘It’s important to remember that there are serious victims out there that need help, that need surgeries and it’s just important to remember that,’ Sutton explained.

‘This is not a joke … They aren’t on a reality show,’ she said. ‘They’re at home in serious conditions. That’s all I want to say about it. They need to be remembered.’  

Sutton had previously told the The Los Angeles Times that she had asked Bravo producers if she and her cast members needed an attorney to ‘guide us through filming’ due to concerns that they could be implicated. 

She also said that the ladies learned the importance of using the word ‘alleged’ when discussing the charges.     

Claiming innocence: Erika has repeatedly said she is innocent of the allegations involving her estranged husband Girardi

Claiming innocence: Erika has repeatedly said she is innocent of the allegations involving her estranged husband Girardi


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