Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne is demanding a jury trial in the $25 million lawsuit filed against her by the trustee presiding over her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s bankruptcy. Girardi’s law firm was accused of running a Ponzi scheme, and ex-clients accused him of using their settlement funds to live a lavish lifestyle with Jayne. The lawsuit demands that Jayne return millions that Girardi’s firm used to pay the bills for her own company.
Erika Jayne has requested a jury trial in the $25 million lawsuit filed against her by the trustee presiding over her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s bankruptcy, in which she has been accused of using millions meant for his clients to live a lavish lifestyle with him, and demanding she return the money spent from 2008 until 2020.
Erika Jayne, a star of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, has requested a jury trial in the $25 million lawsuit that was filed against her last year by the trustee overseeing her estranged husband’s bankruptcy, according to court documents. Jayne has asked to present her case before a panel of her peers, denying all the allegations of wrongdoing. She has been accused of living a lavish lifestyle with her husband, who has been accused of embezzling millions from his clients.
Tom Girardi, Jayne’s husband, was forced into bankruptcy in 2020 by his creditors, and his former clients accused him of using their settlement funds to pay for his luxurious life with Jayne. The trustee overseeing the bankruptcy has demanded Jayne return millions from her company, EJ Global, that Girardi’s firm used to pay her bills from 2008 to 2020. Jayne’s lawyer has argued that she was an entertainer with no legal background, and she trusted her husband and his team to prepare her tax returns, which they claim were legal.
Although settlement negotiations have resumed between the parties, no agreement has been reached yet. The case will head to court in June, where a trial date will be set if there is no settlement by that time. Jayne has also filed a motion to dismiss the lawsuit, claiming that her husband was solvent when he paid her bills.
The case has drawn the attention of many fans of the Real Housewives franchise and sparked debates on social media about Jayne’s alleged involvement in her husband’s malpractice. Many are eagerly waiting for the trial to begin and for more details to emerge about the couple’s finances and lifestyle.