August 12, 2022

Erika Jayne Could Be Pressured to Return $750,000 Earrings

After her bling. Erika Jayne could also be compelled to give up a pair of earrings that price $750,000 amid allegations that her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, bought the jewellery with funds that didn’t belong to him.

Tom, 82, allegedly purchased the earrings in March 2007 with cash from a shopper belief account and cited the acquisition as prices for a case, in keeping with court docket paperwork obtained by Us Weekly. Whereas he initially claimed that the jewellery was stolen from their residence, the earrings have been allegedly in a secure.

Erika Jayne May Be Forced to Return $750,000 Earrings Amid Tom’s Legal Woes

Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi.
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“The proof filed in court docket by the trustee exhibits a transparent cash path to the acquisition of those earrings,” Ronald Richards, former legal professional for the trustee overseeing the chapter case involving Tom’s former legislation agency, completely advised Us in an announcement on Wednesday, January 26. “Erika ought to return them instantly. They have been bought with property funds. She won’t be able to cover behind her legal professional in her response. She should present testimony below oath and be topic to a deposition if she persists.”

Nevertheless, Erika’s lawyer fired again on the allegations on Wednesday. “I’m disturbed by everybody leaping to conclusions about Erika, who’s harmless, and attempting accountable her for the actions of others,” Evan C. Borges mentioned in an announcement to Us. “If the legislation issues, the trustee’s movement is totally out of bounds. Even based mostly on the unfinished rumour proof filed with the movement, the trustee has no declare based mostly on Erika innocently receiving a present of earrings 15 years in the past from her now estranged and then-extraordinarily rich husband.”

The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 50, “has agreed to carry and never switch or promote the earrings,” in keeping with court docket paperwork filed by her legal professional. Moreover, she plans to provide the jewellery to a 3rd get together to carry in belief till the trustee’s investigation is full.

There might be a listening to on February 15 to debate the matter.

Erika filed for divorce from Tom in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage. The next month, they have been accused of embezzling $2 million in settlement funds from the households of Lion Air Flight 610 victims. He additionally allegedly mishandled cash that belonged to a number of of his shoppers.

The trustee beforehand sued the “XXPEN$IVE” singer for $25 million in August 2021, claiming that she knew Tom’s legislation agency was overlaying her bills for a minimum of 12 years and requesting that the court docket order her to repay the cash she allegedly spent plus curiosity. Erika’s lawyer insisted on the time that she didn’t have “authorized legal responsibility” for “actions taken by Girardi Keese.”

In the meantime, the truth star addressed the allegations in opposition to Tom in the course of the October 2021 RHOBH reunion. “It doesn’t look good. Nevertheless, we nonetheless have to resolve it. Just one facet of the story has been advised,” she mentioned on the time. “I really feel horrible. This isn’t who I’m. And I hope this isn’t who he’s. … I hope that he has not executed what’s alleged right here.”

With reporting by Diana Cooper

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