Erika Jayne doesn’t really feel she must be held answerable for paying again the orphans and widows of airplane crash victims that her estranged husband, Thomas Girardi, reportedly ripped off for thousands and thousands.
Over a 12 months after a lawsuit aimed on the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star and the once-famed legal professional accused the previous couple of embezzling thousands and thousands of settlement funds meant for the family members of the Lion Air crash to maintain their over-the-top life-style, Erika’s legal professional has filed a brand new set of paperwork.
In accordance with the court docket paperwork, which have been obtained by Radar On-line, Erika’s illustration, Evan Borges, just lately filed a proof of declare as a part of Thomas’ ongoing chapter proceedings.
As RHOBH followers properly know, Thomas has not solely been accused of owing $2 million to the widows and orphans but in addition $11 million to a burn sufferer and over $101 million, in complete, to different previous shoppers and lenders. And whereas he’s reportedly affected by dementia, Erika has been positioned on the hook in quite a few his instances.
After it was dominated that the widows and orphans ought to be capable to go after Erika for his or her lacking funds, her new court docket paperwork have served as a protection, claiming she knew nothing about Thomas’ supposed crimes.
“[Erika] shouldn’t be answerable for and has full defenses to such third occasion claims, as they’re primarily based on the actions of [Tom Girardi] and others, during which [Erika] had no half,” her lawyer defined.
Evan Borges additionally shared an announcement with Radar On-line in regard to his shopper’s authorized drama, which just lately included claims of aiding and abetting.
“The underside line is Erika believed, as did a lot of the authorized neighborhood, that her husband was extraordinarily rich. Erika has no regulation diploma and by no means labored on the regulation agency. She was an entertainer,” he shared. “Erika had no data of any of [Tom Girardi’s] misconduct. The main target must be on [Tom Girardi], others at his agency who had regulation levels, the [Girardi Keese] staff who managed the cash, and out of doors accountants and others who enabled what [Tom Girardi] did. Keep in mind that in lots of [Girardi Keese] shopper instances, [Girardi Keese] had co-counsel who additionally had an obligation to shoppers and accountability to verify the instances have been dealt with the proper method.”
Along with proclaiming her innocence within the $2 million embezzlement case, legal professional Ronald Richards revealed on Twitter on February 23 that Erika can also be suggesting she had nothing to do with the administration of her firm, EJ International, which was just lately suspended by the tax board of California amid allegations of receiving $25 million in fraudulent transfers.
“Breaking: [Erika Jayne] information a declare in her husband’s bk case. She claims she OWES NOTHING!” he tweeted on February 24. “She additionally units the protection for EJ International, her LLC which acquired $25M in funds and is a receivable to the regulation agency: Tom managed all of it, not my drawback! Unhappy to see this.”
The Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills is predicted to return to Bravo for season 12 someday this spring or summer time.