‘RHOBH’: Could Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi’s Legal Woes Get Even Messier?

by Jeremy Spirogis
Tom Kaulitz, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, and Maye Musk attend the Jeremy Scott front row during New York Fashion Week

Erika Jayne from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and her husband lawyer Tom Girardi could also be going through some critical authorized points after the couple was sued for allegedly embezzling cash meant for Girardi’s shoppers.

Tom Kaulitz, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, and Maye Musk attend the Jeremy Scott front row during New York Fashion Week
Tom Kaulitz, Lisa Rinna, Erika Jayne, and Maye Musk attend the Jeremy Scott entrance row throughout New York Fashion Week |Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows

Class motion agency Edelson PC filed a civil lawsuit, claiming that Girardi’s legislation agency, Girardi Keese is in break and he’s been funneling cash meant for his shoppers into his personal checking account. The swimsuit accused Girardi of embezzling cash from a Boeing 737 airplane crash settlement fund.

“While Erika publicly filed for divorce this month, on information and belief, that ‘divorce’ is simply a sham attempt to fraudulently protect Tom’s and Erika’s money from those that seek to collect on debts owed by Tom and his law firm GK,” in response to federal court docket paperwork, Page Six experiences.

No felony fees have been introduced in opposition to the couple, however might this lawsuit result in additional hassle?

The couple ought to lawyer up

The lawsuit alleged that Girardi’s agency is “on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds.” Girardi apparently wanted to “to fund outrageous lifestyles for himself and his soon-to-be ex-wife Erika Jayne.”

Additionally, the swimsuit additionally says Girardi “continues to use that money to find his and Erika’s lavish lifestyle, release personal guarantees, pay down loans, route the money to friends and family and satisfy other outstanding debts.” Page Six experiences that Jayne drops roughly $40,000 a month on glam alone.

Erika Jayne spotted filming on November 19, 2020Erika Jayne spotted filming on November 19, 2020
Erika Jayne noticed filming on November 19, 2020 | Jen Lowery/MEGA/GC Images

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“Erika and Tom had better find some good criminal defense lawyers and quick,” Miami, Florida lawyer David Oscar Markus advised Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “And they should know that it’s going to cost a lot more than her glam.”

“By all accounts, Girardi keeps engaging in fraud and deception in order to support a never-ending spending spree by himself and Jayne,” in response to the lawsuit.

Will viewers see fraud allegations on the upcoming season of ‘RHOBH’?

Jayne obtained information of the lawsuit when manufacturing halted after quite a few forged members examined constructive for COVID-19. TMZ experiences that Kathy Hilton, Kyle Richards, and Dorit Kemsley examined constructive for the virus. None of the forged skilled critical signs and all three are recovering at dwelling.

Richards and Kemsley raised suspicions on Instagram across the Thanksgiving vacation. Kyle Richards shared on her Instagram story that she was not feeling effectively. She thanked Teddi Mellencamp for dropping off a Thanksgiving meal as a result of she was unable to cook dinner this 12 months.

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Garcelle Beauvais, Denise Richards, Lisa Rinna, Kyle Richards, Erika Girardi, Dorit Kemsley, Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave | John Tsiavis/Bravo

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Kemsley thanked husband PK on Instagram for “holding down the fort.” She shared a video of her husband and kids. “I’m incredibly thankful for these 3 angels I have in my life,” she wrote. “Thank you @paul_kemsley_pk for holding down the fort(and for building them) and for being such a fun, loving Daddy and husband. I’m thankful for the pleasure it brings me to see my husband and children build pyramids together, and for all the memories and love we have in this family.”

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