An emotional roller-coaster. Erika Jayne has been “very up and down” as her messy split from Tom Girardi performs out, a supply near the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star completely tells Us Weekly.
“She’s nonetheless in disbelief that Tom would cheat. She’s also in disbelief with all these lawsuits that are coming that no one was aware of,” the insider tells Us. “The authorized points are unfolding one after one other and he or she’s studying as everybody’s submitting. As the entire world is discovering out about it, she’s discovering out about it. She’s studying about it within the press earlier than she even sees it [from her lawyers].”
Erika, 49, filed for divorce from Tom, 81, final month after greater than twenty years of marriage. The Bravo star later accused him of having an affair with a California judge.
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“That is Justice Tricia A. Bigelow. She was f–king my husband Tom Girardi and he was paying her Saks invoice and paying for her cosmetic surgery,” Erika wrote alongside a sequence of alleged textual content messages between her estranged husband and Bigelow.
Whereas the Fairly Mess writer deleted the submit after roughly half-hour on December 18, the decide’s lawyer launched an announcement to the Los Angeles Occasions on December 22, saying Erika’s “actions in maliciously doxxing the Justice have been nothing in need of prison.”
Bigelow’s lawyer concluded: “We’re contemplating our choices to guard Justice Bigelow from additional harassment.”
Tom, for his half, has but to publicly touch upon the dishonest accusations. The high-profile lawyer is also under fire for a series of lawsuits, together with a class-action case filed by Edelson PC against both him and Erika. In keeping with court docket paperwork obtained by Us, the spouses have been accused of embezzling settlement money for households of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610, a 2018 crash that killed 189 folks.
A decide has subsequently frozen Tom’s belongings and Erika has been requested to stop selling her used clothes through the French company Vestiaire.
“There’s an asset freeze,” the decide instructed Erika’s lawyer in court docket on December 22. “His belongings are frozen. I feel you must convey that to your consumer. … If she is promoting belongings which are property of Tom Girardi, you must inform her of the hazard that places her in [of being in contempt in court].”
Erika’s lawyer, Matt Wasserman, went on to query her function within the case. Sources beforehand instructed Us that she felt “betrayed” by Tom amid the fraud allegations.
“Erika was utterly unaware of the very severe allegations that have been being made towards Tom in court docket. Tom all the time dealt with all the funds and that was how they dealt with issues,” one supply stated. “She is simply reeling from all of this however, make no mistake, Erika is a troublesome cookie and he or she isn’t silly. She’s going to get by this.”
With reporting by Diana Cooper
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