New particulars of Tom Girardi’s legal woes proceed to come back to mild amid his messy divorce from Erika Jayne. The lawyer has been accused of not paying his courtroom reporter firm, Veritext, almost $550,000, Us Weekly can verify.
Based on courtroom paperwork obtained by Us, Tom, 81, owes the corporate $548,941.28 in unpaid invoices. The authorized submitting comes a month after Erika, 49, filed for divorce from the lawyer, whom she married in 1999 and has since accused of cheating on her during their 21-year union.
The Veritext lawsuit is certainly one of many circumstances towards Tom making headlines. Not lengthy after the cut up information broke, class motion agency Edelson PC accused him and the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star of embezzling settlement cash for households of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610, a 2018 crash that killed 189 folks. The agency alleged within the go well with that the duo’s separation was pretend as they “are on the verge of economic collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting money owed and dwindling funds.”
Whereas Erika has but to testify within the case, a source told Us that feels “betrayed” by the situation, including that the singer was “unaware” of the allegations and by no means thought Tom “might be able to doing what he has been accused of in courtroom.”
The supply added, “Tom at all times dealt with the entire funds and that was how they dealt with issues. She is simply reeling from all of this … however Erika is a troublesome cookie and he or she isn’t silly. She’s going to get via this.”
Throughout Tom’s September testimony, he make clear his monetary troubles, claiming he hadn’t “taken a penny in wage out of the agency for greater than two years.”
He advised the decide, “At one level I had about $80 million or $50 million in money. That’s all gone. I don’t have any cash.”
Tom can be being sued by his enterprise companions, Robert Keese, Robert Finnerty and Jill O’Callahan. Moreover, their agency, Girardi Keese, allegedly owes Wells Fargo $882,000.
“Merely put: the Court docket froze all of Tom Girardi’s belongings, and meaning all group property is frozen too,” the paperwork obtained by Us reads. “Erika Girardi should cease promoting her garments.”
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