Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne’s life is falling apart in front of our eyes. During the most recent episode of RHOBH, Erika finally faced some inquiries about her legal troubles. While some of the ladies have questions, Sutton Stracke is determined to get answers. Christmas dinner be damned!
Erika’s stories aren’t adding up. And investigators are transcribing every word that Erika utters on the show. It’s enough to make Erika’s mascara run. Why did she insist on filming this season of RHOBH? Did she think that she could somehow avoid scrutiny?
Tom Girardi reportedly embezzled $26 million dollars in settlement funds from his clients. Tom allegedly gave Erika $20 million dollars in loans from his law firm. The funds were then reportedly transferred to Erika’s company, EJ Global. Erika told Sutton that she wasn’t allowed to see the books for her own company. Sutton wasn’t buying it.
He testified that he once had, “$80 million or $50 million in cash. That’s all gone.” In an effort to obtain money to pay back Tom’s creditors in his bankruptcy case, Erika collectibles are being auctioned off. Tom’s belongings, including office equipment and a Cadillac DTS, are also set to hit the auction block. Meanwhile, Tom’s bags have been packed and he is now residing in a senior living facility.
Ronald Richards, who is the attorney and special investigator digging into Erika’s life (and likely the star of her nightmares,) filed motions requesting that Erika’s landlord, attorney, and accountant turn over documents and records to the court. Then, a judge ruled that Tom’s clients can come after Erika’s assets to get the money that they are owed. Now Erika is trying her best to get out of repaying the funds that Tom loaned her. Erika’s lawyer has requested an additional 14 days to prepare his defense in the $25 million dollar lawsuit against her company, EJ Global.
On November 3, 2020, Erika filed for divorce from Tom after 21 years of wedded bliss. The timing of her decision was interesting. The couple were accused of using the divorce as a ruse to hide their assets.
According to Radar Online, Erika’s company allegedly rang up over $130,000 on Tom’s American Express. Curiously, this was just months before Erika filed for divorce. Are you taking notes, Sutton?
In court documents, the trustee in charge of Tom’s Chapter 7 discovered “transfers” from his law firm to Erika’s company. The list only included purchases made one year before Tom’s involuntary bankruptcy.
The trustee found that in January, EJ Global supposedly spent over $50,000 on the American Express card. Erika’s company allegedly spent thousands of dollars on the credit card in March. And on May 4, the law firm’s American Express had numerous charges. The 21 individual purchases cost between $1.03 to $2,009.
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Page Six reported that the trustee alleged that $14,259,012.84 was spent by Erika on the credit card between 2008 and 2020. Erika’s lawyer claimed that “no money whatsoever went to Erika” and that she wasn’t involved in managing Tom’s company.
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