The attorney of Erika Jayne argued that she is not an attorney but an entertainer with just a 12th-grade education. Jayne trusted her husband Tom Girardi and outside accountants to prepare proper tax returns. Jayne was also ordered to return a pair of diamond earrings Girardi gifted her.
Erika Jayne’s attorney argued that she is not responsible for her husband’s wrongful acts and trusted him, his law firm, and outside accountants to prepare proper and lawful tax returns, amidst the ongoing mega-lawsuit against the couple.
Singer and TV personality Erika Jayne, famous for her role on the reality show “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” is currently embroiled in a legal battle with her estranged husband Tom Girardi. The couple is facing accusations of embezzling millions from clients, including the families of victims of a 2018 Boeing 737 Max crash. Earlier this month, a judge ordered Jayne to return a pair of diamond earrings that Girardi had purchased for her.
Jayne’s attorney has argued that his client was not aware of any wrongdoing and trusted her husband and his team of professionals to handle their finances. “Ms. Girardi at all times was and is an entertainer with a 12th-grade education,” he stated. “Ms. Girardi was never and is not an attorney, and she trusted that GK, Mr. Girardi, and the outside accountants, given their superior knowledge and expertise, prepared proper, lawful, and legitimate tax returns.”
The lawsuit against Girardi and his law firm, Girardi Keese, accuses him of stealing millions from his clients, including the victims of the 2018 crash. The crash killed 189 people, and their families received settlements that were allegedly mishandled by Girardi’s firm. If the allegations are true, it would be a significant breach of trust and a devastating blow to the victims’ families.
Despite the allegations against her husband, Jayne has denied any involvement in the embezzlement scheme. The case is ongoing, and it remains to be seen how it will impact Jayne’s career and reputation. For now, she continues to maintain her innocence and place her trust in her legal team. As the legal drama unfolds, fans are watching closely to see how this will all play out for the famous reality star.