Erika Jayne’s estranged husband, Tom Girardi, is facing an onslaught of lawsuits following recent allegations. His former clients, the widows and orphans of plane crash victims, are claiming he took millions of dollars that didn’t belong to him. His law firm, Girardi Keese, was soon forced into bankruptcy.
A judge recently allowed a new lawsuit against the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills pop singer, which will take place in a Chicago federal court. Because of this, attorneys will be able to pull more information regarding Tom and his firm and perhaps find answers about the money.
According to Radar, court documents showed that a laptop was uncovered in the bankruptcy investigation. The laptop belonged to Tom’s firm, and the trustee of the bankruptcy said it contains relevant files.
The device, however, was currently in the possession of Christopher Kamon, Tom’s former employee. The trustee said Christopher didn’t agree with the request for the laptop because he claimed he had personal information on it, and the court didn’t have the right to take it.
However, Christopher agreed to a deal whereby the laptop would be returned after the court proceedings. With access to the laptop, the trustee hopes to uncover Tom’s assets and liabilities. Right now, the relatives of the plane crash victims want to know where the money went.
The victims are currently wielding a $2 million lawsuit against both Tom and Erika. A fire burn victim, who was also Tom’s client, is going after him for $11 million, claiming he refused to pay out the settlement funds. In another federal lawsuit, Erika was accused of a “sham” divorce to supposedly hide her assets.
The lawyers currently representing the orphans said they uncovered bombshell records related to the finances. They’re claiming Tom put embezzled money into the Bravo star’s EJ Global company.
Though Erika has been consistent on the point that she had no knowledge of her husband’s alleged misconduct, she is still facing another $25 million lawsuit, which alleges that Erika must return the money Tom gave her (regardless of her awareness of his supposed guilt).
On the reunion episodes of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Andy Cohen hit Erika with questions that viewers wanted to ask. According to some fans, Erika answered the questions honestly. Others remain unconvinced (or are certain she knew something).