Lawyers overseeing Tom Girardi’s bankruptcy found that The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne allegedly spent over $25 million she received from her husband’s firm. Newfound details allege that Erika ranked up a multimillion-dollar American Express bill to fund her own career. These accusations come as Erika continues to plead her innocence in Tom’s alleged fraud and embezzlement charges. While Erika works to clear her name, the new findings might not help her case.
Tom and Erika’s Hustler And The Housewife titles are taking on a whole new meaning after the latest updates into their legal woes. The current RHOBH season is following Erika as she faces the end of her 20-year marriage with Tom. She feels like the worst is yet to come, but she’s being forced to share what she can as part of her casting on the show. Some of the ladies seem skeptical of Erika’s innocence, whereas Lisa Rinna is clearly sticking with her until the end. Alas, Erika is now inching closer to having to appear in a deposition to explain how she was in the dark while Tom committed fraud against clients, partners, and lenders.
Over the week, new details emerged into Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne’s alleged spending of millions that she reportedly received from Tom Girardi’s law firm. According to a legal demand letter sent to her lawyer and obtained by Page Six, Erika had no issues spending the money she received from her husband. Attorneys for the trustee overseeing the Girardi Keese bankruptcy case found that Erika’s company allegedly spent more than $25,000,000 on her American Express card. She also reportedly spent money funding her glam squad and personal assistants. The letter claims that the money was transferred from Tom’s law firm into Jayne’s company, EJ Global LLC, where she is reportedly listed as the sole owner. “Mrs. Girardi signed under penalty of perjury the return and personally approved the charges allocated to the breakdown,” the letter states.
Erika’s legal team has already fired back claiming that “no money whatsoever went to Erika.” They also claim Erika had no involvement with managing Tom’s company. Alas, these new revelations indicate that Erika potentially splurged $25 million on her credit card while funding her career in showbiz. From 2008 to 2020, Erika reportedly charged $14,259,012.84 to an American Express card. Erika’s company also spent $1,532,774.88 at the McDonald Selznick Associates Agency, a company that prides itself in representing “dancers and choreographers exclusively.” Moreover, Erika allegedly spent another $1,417,587.50 on unknown purchases.
Erika allegedly paid Stephanie Shepherd a total of $102,596.77, and she reportedly spent $17,415 at Opus Beauty, an agency that represents “best and most influential and sought after artists in the business.” Celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanoic received $1,000 according to the papers. Major media outlets like E5 Global Media received $8,480, and the Los Angeles Times Magazine received $10,400. Furthermore, Erika used her company funds to pay off public relationship firms, among other purchases to further her career. With the latest findings, Erika has even more explaining to do. If these allegations turn out to be true, it could be concluded that Tom financed Erika to become a celebrity. Now, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star needs to explain where she thought all this money was coming from.
Source: Page Six