Erika Jayne’s attorney is blasting reports that the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star realized her estranged spouse, Tom Girardi, gifted her diamond earrings with cash he allegedly stole from consumer money.
“First, Erika is absolutely innocent,” Evan Borges alleged in a court filing completely acquired by Page Six Wednesday.
“Not even the trustee alleges that Erika realized the resource of funds that her rich spouse employed to buy her a present of earrings 15 decades ago (which changed a prior established of earrings purchased years prior to that).”
Irrespective of her alleged ignorance, Jayne, 50, has agreed in a “showing of good faith” to not sell or transfer the earrings pending an investigation, for every the courtroom documents.
The jewellery will be held in a third-party escrow till a “final buy is entered.”
In a separate submitting Wednesday, the trustee in Girardi’s individual bankruptcy situation claimed the disgraced legal professional acquired diamond earrings truly worth $750,000 in 2007 from M&M Jewelers, using funds that was in a customer rely on account at his outdated law firm, Girardi & Keese.
“Girardi then hid the theft by describing the purpose of the check on the GK Rezulin Belief Account (‘RTA’) Ledger as a ‘cost’ merchandise of the ‘Rezulin’ mass tort litigation, noting the payee to be ‘M&M’ devoid of even further explanation,” the court docket documents allege.
Ronald Richards, an attorney who was beforehand concerned in the individual bankruptcy circumstance, explained to Website page Six, “By mislabeling these as ‘costs,’ the consumers got much less revenue. This was an outright theft of client dollars.”
Borges identified as the trustee’s allegations “inadmissible hearsay primarily based on no statement from any individual with private know-how, and which quantities to random Girardi Keese (‘GK’) data that the trustee said only months in the past have been in entire disarray and unreliable.”
He added that the promises “casts doubt” around the allegation that Girardi Keese money were being utilised to shell out for the earrings.
Borges accused the trustee of trying to make Jayne responsible “for the carry out of other people, like her now-estranged partner who is less than a courtroom-ordered conservatorship and allegedly mentally incompetent.”
Girardi’s firm owes above $101 million in debt for allegedly mismanaging clients’ funds, like these of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610. The former legal professional, who has been diagnosed with dementia, is residing in a senior dwelling facility while this situation performs out.
Back in Oct, Jayne’s attorneys explained they were in talks to settle the $25 million lawsuit, in which she was accused of utilizing revenue from her husband’s firm to fund her lavish life style.
Jayne and Girardi ended up married for 21 several years prior to she filed for divorce in November 2020.