Erika Jayne Owes Tom Girardi Firm $25 Million, Lawyer Claims
As Erika Jayne implored her Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills co-stars to “please, have a look at your financial institution accounts” on July 14’s episode amid her divorce from Tom Girardi, her funds had been put beneath new scrutiny, too. A lawyer overseeing the chapter submitting for her estranged husband’s legislation agency, Girardi Keese, claimed in a July 14 submitting that Jayne obtained over $25 million from the agency — cash she allegedly owes amid claims that the firm, and Girardi, embezzled money from clients. People reported that the submitting by chapter trustee lawyer Ronald Richards claimed Jayne and her companies obtained jewellery, different “luxurious gadgets,” and lottery funds from Girardi Keese instances totaling $25 million as Jayne and Girardi Keese “conspired to hide” the cash throughout chapter proceedings. Richards is asking for an order for Jayne and her companies, EJ World, LLC, and Fairly Mess, Inc., to pay the $25 million to Girardi Keese, so it may be distributed to numerous collectors of the agency. Jayne’s lawyer didn’t reply to a request for remark, however a Jayne supply advised Individuals, “No benefit, no investigation, no proof, simply extra harassment.” Relatedly, the brand new submitting comes every week after a decide dominated that Jayne may very well be pursued for $11 million in collections by three of Girardi’s embezzlement victims, associated to cash she allegedly obtained from Girardi Keese.
Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020, a month earlier than Girardi Keese filed for chapter amid a number of embezzlement claims, together with a class-action go well with by households of plane-crash victims represented by the agency. Her luxurious life-style has been of explicit curiosity all through the chapter developments, with Richards writing within the new submitting, “Erika has used her glamor and notoriety to proceed to help and abet in sham transactions which have occurred with respect to massive transfers of belongings from the Debtor.” Final month, Richards — who has beforehand been criticized by Jayne’s authorized staff for social-media feedback made in opposition to her and Girardi — expressed concern in a submitting that Jayne “could additional dissipate the Debtor’s belongings” with out fast motion. Within the new July 14 submitting, per Individuals, Richards claimed Jayne and her companies have “refused to return” the cash and “proceed to derive profit from their wrongful acts.”
In the meantime, July 14’s episode of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills targeted closely on Jayne’s divorce from Girardi, with Jayne denying allegations that it was a entrance associated to the chapter and embezzlement points. “What’s being stated, I imply, it’s insane that my divorce is a sham. However no one cares in regards to the information,” Jayne advised Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna over FaceTime, throughout a scene that happened in December 2020. She continued that she “wouldn’t fucking know” the right way to conceal belongings in chapter proceedings, and insisted that she was caught in Girardi Keese’s bigger troubles. “It’s the agency that they’re dragging in,” Jayne advised her co-stars. “In order that they’re suing the agency, and I’m being hooked up to it.” Later, talking to Rinna and Crystal Kung Minkoff at her dwelling, Jayne stated her husband “steals from widows and orphans,” repeating a declare made typically all through the authorized proceedings. “Individuals suppose that Erika Jayne introduced down Tom Girardi,” she stated throughout a confessional. “Tom Girardi introduced down Tom Girardi.”