Erika Jayne slammed in new bankruptcy lawsuit documents: “Glam cannot be backed by a sham”
Erika Girardi’s level of involvement in her ex-husband’s bankruptcy lawsuit continues to be questioned.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star has been criticized in new legal documents obtained by Fox News. The trustee overseeing the case involving Tom Girardi’s law firm, Girardi Keese, insists Jayne knew his expenses were being paid by the firm.
“Erika knows directly that for at least 12 years all of her expenses have been paid by [Girardi’s firm] as it generated them. In addition, Erika has repeatedly asserted: “It’s expensive to be me,” the document reads. “Glam cannot be backed by a sham.”
The 50-year-old “XXPEN $ IVE” singer has been accused of using her company, EJ Global LLC, to spend more than $ 25 million in embezzled money on expenses such as glamorous hair and makeup teams, relief dancers, travel, clothing and accessories. .
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Jayne says she didn’t know her husband’s law firm was in financial crisis, but “it would be a miscarriage of justice if [she] was allowed to simply walk without owing more than $ 25,000,000 to the estate. “
“Erika signed all of her tax returns, numerous credit card slips and was well aware of the money she was spending on the debtor’s credit cards and the payment of her personal expenses by the debtor,” alleges the trustee in charge of the bankruptcy case. “His feigned willful blindness and his ostrich approach to these expenses will do absolutely nothing to limit his liability.”
“She tries to distinguish between handing over her money directly and paying all of her bills directly,” the lawsuit says. “All payments made to his benefit are his responsibility. “
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The former reality TV couple was accused of embezzlement named for the victims of the Lion Air plane crash in 2018 after Girardi represented the plaintiffs in a class action lawsuit against the airline.
Ronald Richards, counsel for the trustee, told Fox News in a statement: “The losses and debt in this matter are staggering.”
“We hope that Ms. Girardi will come down the mountain from a privileged place rich in obscene riches and reimburse some of these expenses so that the former clients and creditors of this law firm can mitigate the horrific and unjust losses perpetrated by her husband. and others. This will not compensate the estate for the full amount, but a few efforts to do the right thing would go a long way to backing up its public claim that victims should come first, “he continued. .
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Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi, 82, in November 2020. She and the lawyer had been married for over 20 years.
After submitting a request Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, the company started liquidate its assets amid the growing case against the pair, who have been accused of divorce in order to protect their money.
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Meanwhile, Jayne’s lawyer told Page Six: “Sadly, the amended complaint is another example of the administrator and his lawyer jumping to conclusions without a full investigation, and intimidating and blaming Erika for the actions taken. by Girardi Keese for which Erika has no legal responsibility. “