Things keep going downhill for Erika Jayne. It’s a good thing the The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is back for another season. Because she’s probably in a lot of financial trouble, thanks to her ex-husband Tom Girardi. Due to Tom’s alleged wrongdoing, Erika has been dragged into multiple lawsuits by her former clients who just want the settlement money that is rightfully theirs. The money Tom and Erika are accused of using to maintain their lavish lifestyle featured on RHOBH.
Not only was by Erika EJ Global “company” suspended in the middle by Tom bankruptcy proceedings, but she was also named in court papers for a $1.2 million lawsuit. The filing claims that Erika “aid and abetted” Tom and the alleged scam of his law firm. Erika defended herself with a statement from her lawyer, Evan Borges. He said: “The complaint is another misguided effort to blame Erika for the conduct of others in which she had no part.” Evan added: “Piling on Erika may generate publicity, but it has no basis in law or in fact.”
Regardless, Speed cameras online recently obtained court documents filed by the trustee of by Tom bankruptcy case of a law firm. The documents present an updated report of the financial claims against Tom and his company. The figures come after months of financial surveys. And these numbers are staggering to say the least. The latest report totals $517 million in claims against the company.
$363 million are in unsecured claims, $17 million in priority claims, $137 million in secured claims and finally, $250,000 in administrative claims. Phew. In August 2021, preliminary filings reported that by Tom the company only owed about $101 million in debt, of which $4 million was listed in real estate.
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The figures are particularly shocking since it was revealed that To M no more money. The Pasadena mansion he shared with Erika has been on the market for months. Even with the list price reduced to $8 million after initially hitting the market for $13 million.
None of this bodes well for Erika, who is currently being sued by the bankruptcy trustee for $25 million. They claim the money came from the company and was used to pay EJ Global’s bills. by Tom former clients also go after Erika after a judge gives them the green light to try to recover their funds from her. As if that wasn’t enough for you, Erika is also told to spit out a pair of $1.4 million earrings that Tom allegedly bought her with money from a client trust account.
So what does all this mean? This means that more than $500 million must be paid before Erika will receive a penny. So yeah, for her good, she better bring the drama RHOBH. Because at this point, she can’t afford to lose the most important diamond of all.
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TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE NEW TOTALS TOM OWS? DO YOU THINK ERIKA WILL FINALLY PAY BACK FOR ALL OF THIS? WILL SHE EVER GIVE UP THESE EARRINGS?
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