A not so fairly mess. Erika Jayne and her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, are being sued for fraud and embezzlement amid their divorce, in accordance with a brand new lawsuit.
The category motion agency Edelson PC claimed in federal court docket paperwork filed on Wednesday, December 2, and obtained by Us Weekly that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 49, and the powerhouse lawyer, 81, “are on the verge of monetary collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting money owed and dwindling funds.” The go well with alleged that the estranged couple embezzled settlement funds meant to assist the households of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed in 2018 and killed all 189 occupants.
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“Whereas Erika publicly filed for divorce this month, on data and perception, that ‘divorce’ is just a sham try to fraudulently shield Tom’s and Erika’s cash from people who search to gather on money owed owed by Tom and his legislation agency GK,” the paperwork claimed.
The lawsuit additional alleged that Tom’s “have to fund outrageous life for himself and his soon-to-be ex-wife” was the rationale behind Erika’s shocking divorce filing on November 3, claiming that the lawyer has used cash meant for his purchasers to “launch private ensures, pay down loans, route the cash to family and friends and fulfill different excellent money owed.”
The Bravo character introduced her break up from Tom the identical day that she filed paperwork to finish their 21-year marriage, citing irreconcilable variations.
“After a lot consideration, I’ve determined to finish my marriage to Tom Girardi,” she stated in an announcement to Us on the time. “This isn’t a step taken calmly or simply. I’ve nice love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we constructed collectively. It’s my absolute want to proceed by way of this course of with respect and with the privateness that each Tom and I deserve. I request others give us that privateness as effectively.”
Later that month, Erika requested spousal support from her estranged husband and in addition requested that he pay her lawyer’s charges. As well as, she demanded that the court docket block Tom from searching for spousal help from her.
The pair, who’ve a 32-year age distinction, married in January 1999 and did not sign a prenuptial agreement. The “XXPEN$IVE” singer was beforehand married to Thomas Zizzo, with whom she shares son Tommy.
Us Weekly has reached out to Erika and Tom’s reps for remark. Edelson PC declined to remark.
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