If you’re not totally appalled about the allegations Erika Jayne is facing, you might be an ice queen yourself. Or you might just be a cast member of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills who are still standing behind this woman for some reason. Erika and Tom Girardi are truly being accused of the worst — stealing money from vulnerable victims to fund their lavish lifestyle. Erika claims her divorce filing was just a coincidence, blaming it on Tom’s failing health and alleged infidelity in the same breath. Meanwhile, it seems more likely to most of us SANE PEOPLE that she heard shit was hitting the fan and tried to get out with as many million-dollar assets she could take with her.
And it’s clear Erika doesn’t give a f–k about anyone but Erika. Not even her RHOBH co-stars who are supporting her, and especially those (i.e. Sutton Stracke) who DARE to ask her legitimate questions about the whole thing. Erika’s tried to get herself dismissed from the whole case (as well as remove the lawyer in charge of investigating her). But the proof points that Tom deposited embezzled funds right into her bank account. And, thankfully, the justice system isn’t letting her off that easily. The victims can go after her for the money they’re owed. And Tom’s belongings are being auctioned off to begin to pay off his massive debts. So Erika’s going to have to bring her crocodile tears to court and finally answer some real questions. She should’ve just responded to Sutton — it’d be good practice for when she finally gets on the witness stand.
Erika and her team (AKA her accountant, lawyer, and landlord) have been ordered to turn over financial records for investigators to comb through. Even Bravo’s ready to turn over any footage, aired or unaired, to aid in the case (and protect their little behinds from getting involved any further). Now, according to a report from Radar Online, Erika’s divorce attorney and accountant are preparing to be grilled under oath next week.
EJ’s lawyer Larry Ginsburg and business accountant Michael J. Ullman are set to appear in court on August 25 to answer some really tough questions. Radar reports her landlord has also been ordered to appear in court. All three are expected to show proof of how EJ has paid them for their services (and her rent) all this time. While she says she wants to know where the money Tom stole went, it seems like the court is pretty convinced it was to fund her house, her clothes, and her fake career.
And while Tom has been pleading the fifth throughout these legal proceedings, someone’s going to have to start talking. Or start taking away Erika’s “gifts” from Tom to give the money back to whom it is rightfully due.
TELL US – WHAT DO YOU THINK OF ERIKA’S TEAM UPCOMING COURT APPEARANCE? DO YOU THINK ERIKA IS TELLING THE TRUTH ABOUT BEING BLIND TO TOM’S ALLEGED CRIMINAL WAYS?
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