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 Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 50, was implicated within the lawsuit as a result of she allegedly knew the agency was paying for her bills for at the least 12 years, in line with courtroom paperwork obtained by Us Weekly. Subsequently, the trustee requested that the courtroom order Erika to repay the corporate the $25 million she allegedly spent plus curiosity.
“It might be a miscarriage of justice if [she] was allowed to easily stroll fully freed from owing over $25,000,000 to the property,” the submitting said.
The swimsuit additional argued that Erika ought to be held personally accountable for the funds, though the cash allegedly went to her firm, EJ World LLC. “She makes an attempt to create a distinction between handing her cash instantly versus paying all of her payments instantly,” the papers learn. “The excellence, like her prior movement for reconsideration, is meritless. Any funds made for her profit are her accountability.”
The trustee claimed that “the glam can’t be supported by a sham,” referring to the cash she allegedly spent on her glam squad in addition to PR, assistants and her bank card invoice.
Ronald Richards, the lawyer for the trustee, informed Us in a Friday, August 27, assertion that the lawsuit was filed “to supply a come-to-Jesus second” for Erika.
“The legislation agency paid out over $25 million in bills which have been accepted and generated by one particular person, Erika Girardi,” the assertion continued. “We’re hopeful that Ms. Girardi comes down the mountain from a spot of privilege and obscene wealth and returns a few of these bills so the previous purchasers and collectors of this legislation agency 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 won’t compensate the property for the total quantity however some effort to do the correct factor would go a good distance in backing up her public declare that the victims ought to come first,” Richards added. “Ms. Girardi enjoys a big wage from her abilities in addition to entry to giant sums of cash from nameless sources. We’re hopeful she finds it a greater path to resolve this matter with none additional avoidance of her obligations to this property as a substitute of continually draining property sources with meritless authorized positions and threats. No extra investigation is required to show the cash in a single course: To Erika Girardi.”
Erika’s lawyer, nevertheless, informed Us in a Friday assertion that the swimsuit “is one other instance of the trustee and her counsel leaping to conclusions and not using a full investigation, and bullying and blaming Erika for actions taken by Girardi Keese for which Erika doesn’t have authorized legal responsibility.”
The lawyer claimed that “simply because Erika owned 100% of the pursuits of EJ World LLC doesn’t imply that she has legal responsibility for its money owed” and alleged that Girardi Keese “managed the EJ World LLC funds.”
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 purchasers and their cash. The authorized case is ongoing.
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