Erika Jayne is being sued for $25 million by the trustee who’s overseeing the chapter case involving her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s legislation agency, Girardi Keese.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 50, was implicated in the lawsuit as a result of she allegedly knew the agency was paying for her bills for no less than 12 years, in line with courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly. Therefore, the trustee requested that the courtroom order Erika to repay the company the $25 million she allegedly spent plus curiosity.
“It would be a miscarriage of justice if [she] was allowed to simply walk completely free of owing over $25,000,000 to the estate,” the submitting said.
The swimsuit additional argued that Erika ought to be held personally accountable for the funds, though the money allegedly went to her company, EJ Global LLC. “She attempts to create a distinction between handing her money directly versus paying all of her bills directly,” the papers learn. “The distinction, like her prior motion for reconsideration, is meritless. Any payments made for her benefit are her responsibility.”
The trustee claimed that “the glam cannot be supported by a sham,” referring to the money she allegedly spent on her glam squad in addition to PR, assistants and her bank card invoice.
Ronald Richards, the lawyer for the trustee, advised Us in a Friday, August 27, assertion that the lawsuit was filed “to provide a come-to-Jesus moment” for Erika.
“The law firm paid out over $25 million in expenses which were approved and generated by one person, Erika Girardi,” the assertion continued. “We are hopeful that Ms. Girardi comes down the mountain from a place of privilege and obscene wealth and returns some of these expenses so the former clients and creditors of this law firm can mitigate the horrific and unfair losses perpetrated by her husband and others.”
Girardi Keese is $101 million in debt, in line with courtroom paperwork obtained by Us earlier this week. “It will not compensate the estate for the full amount but some effort to do the right thing would go a long way in backing up her public claim that the victims should come first,” Richards added. “Ms. Girardi enjoys a large salary from her talents as well as access to large sums of money from anonymous sources. We are hopeful she finds it a better path to resolve this matter without any further avoidance of her obligations to this estate instead of constantly draining estate resources with meritless legal positions and threats. No more investigation is needed to prove the money in one direction: To Erika Girardi.”
Erika’s lawyer, nevertheless, advised Us in a Friday assertion that the swimsuit “is another example of the trustee and her counsel jumping to conclusions without a full investigation, and bullying and blaming Erika for actions taken by Girardi Keese for which Erika does not have legal liability.”
The lawyer claimed that “just because Erika owned 100 percent of the interests of EJ Global LLC doesn’t mean that she has liability for its debts” and alleged that Girardi Keese “managed the EJ Global LLC finances.”
Erika filed for divorce from Tom, 82, in November 2020 after 20 years of marriage. She has since claimed that she was not conscious of his alleged mistreatment of his shoppers and their money. The authorized case is ongoing.
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