I used exactly what happened on the show. If I said my husband was in a car accident that left him with a broken ankle that he was being a baby about, and then later said that the car accident gave him a traumatic head injury that put him in a coma etc. etc., and my co-worker said, "So you lied about it before?" I would probably just say, "Yes, I lied about it before." I wouldn't nonsensically start yelling at the person for "Calling me a liar."
So no, I don't buy trying to blow it up into something more than that, as if Sutton has been trying to stick some scarlet L on Erika's chest--or