Erika Jayne’s attorney is blasting reports that the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star realized her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, gifted her diamond earrings with revenue he allegedly stole from consumer money.
“First, Erika is absolutely innocent,” Evan Borges alleged in a courtroom submitting exclusively attained by Site Six Wednesday.
“Not even the trustee alleges that Erika knew the source of cash that her wealthy partner made use of to acquire her a present of earrings 15 several years in the past (which changed a prior established of earrings bought decades prior to that).”
In spite of her alleged ignorance, Jayne, 50, has agreed in a “showing of very good faith” to not sell or transfer the earrings pending an investigation, per the court docket paperwork.
The jewelry will be held in a third-get together escrow until a “final get is entered.”
In a independent submitting Wednesday, the trustee in Girardi’s bankruptcy scenario claimed the disgraced legal professional bought diamond earrings really worth $750,000 in 2007 from M&M Jewelers, utilizing income that was in a shopper belief account at his old law agency, Girardi & Keese.
“Girardi then concealed the theft by describing the goal of the check out on the GK Rezulin Believe in Account (‘RTA’) Ledger as a ‘cost’ merchandise of the ‘Rezulin’ mass tort litigation, noting the payee to be ‘M&M’ devoid of more explanation,” the courtroom documents allege.
Ronald Richards, an legal professional who was beforehand involved in the individual bankruptcy case, explained to Page 6, “By mislabeling these as ‘costs,’ the shoppers acquired significantly less dollars. This was an outright theft of consumer income.”
Borges termed the trustee’s allegations “inadmissible hearsay based mostly on no assertion from any person with personal know-how, and which quantities to random Girardi Keese (‘GK’) data that the trustee stated only months back ended up in finish disarray and unreliable.”
He included that the promises “casts doubt” over the allegation that Girardi Keese cash were being applied to spend for the earrings.
Borges accused the trustee of seeking to make Jayne dependable “for the carry out of other folks, including her now-estranged spouse who is underneath a court-ordered conservatorship and allegedly mentally incompetent.”
Girardi’s firm owes over $101 million in debt for allegedly mismanaging clients’ money, which include those of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610. The former lawyer, who has been diagnosed with dementia, is residing in a senior residing facility while this circumstance performs out.
Back in Oct, Jayne’s legal professionals said they had been in talks to settle the $25 million lawsuit, in which she was accused of employing income from her husband’s firm to fund her lavish way of living.
Jayne and Girardi have been married for 21 a long time right before she submitted for divorce in November 2020.