Erika Jayne sued for $ 25 million in Girardi Keese bankruptcy case
Erika Jayne has been sued for $ 25 million by the trustee in charge of the Girardi Keese bankruptcy case.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star has been prosecuted for allegedly knowing that her ex-husband Tom Girardi’s office was paying its expenses for at least 12 years. Now the trustee in the bankruptcy case wants her to reimburse the company, according to court documents obtained by Page Six on Friday.
The 50-year-old “XXPEN $ IVE” singer was previously accused of using her company, EJ Global, to spend the company over $ 25 million on an American Express bill and a glamorous crew, among other charges .
“She tries to make a distinction between handing over her money directly and paying all of her bills directly,” the lawsuit said. “The distinction, like his earlier request for reconsideration, is without merit. Any payment made to him is his responsibility.
The trustee argued that just because Jayne claims she was unaware of her husband’s financial problems, “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 statements 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,” said alleged the trustee. “His feigned willful blindness and ostrich approach to these expenses will do absolutely nothing to limit his liability.”
The trustee argued that “glam cannot be backed by a sham”.
The trustee wants the court to rule that Jayne should reimburse the $ 25 million she allegedly spent plus interest.
Ronald Richards, the trustee’s lawyer, told us in a statement Friday that the lawsuit had been filed “to offer a time to Jesus.”
“The evidence is undeniable,” he argued. “The law firm paid over $ 25,000,000 in expenses that were approved and generated by one person, Erika Girardi.”
“We hope that Mrs. Girardi will come down from 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, “he added.
He concluded that even if Jayne was not responsible for the “total amount” of the company’s debt, having her repay the money she allegedly spent “would go a long way to substantiate her public claim that the victims should come first ”.
The now disgraced business of Jayne’s ex-husband Tom Girardi is in debt of more than $ 101 million.
Jayne’s attorney responded to the lawsuit on Friday, telling Page Six in a statement: “Unfortunately, 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 actions taken by Girardi Keese for which Erika has no legal responsibility.
The lawyer added that the trustee was “exaggerated” and that he “would say and do anything to hurt Erika, despite the law”.
“Erika will defend the case, and we will seek sanctions and all appropriate remedies for complaints made in bad faith and without any legal basis,” her lawyer said.