Erika Jayne’s attorney is blasting reviews that the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star realized her estranged husband, Tom Girardi, gifted her diamond earrings with dollars he allegedly stole from customer funds.
“First, Erika is absolutely harmless,” Evan Borges alleged in a court docket filing completely acquired by Web page 6 Wednesday.
“Not even the trustee alleges that Erika understood the resource of funds that her wealthy partner used to purchase her a present of earrings 15 many years back (which replaced a prior established of earrings bought years prior to that).”
Regardless of her alleged ignorance, Jayne, 50, has agreed in a “showing of great faith” to not market or transfer the earrings pending an investigation, for every the courtroom paperwork.
The jewellery will be held in a 3rd-celebration escrow until eventually a “final get is entered.”
In a separate filing Wednesday, the trustee in Girardi’s individual bankruptcy situation claimed the disgraced legal professional purchased diamond earrings truly worth $750,000 in 2007 from M&M Jewelers, working with cash that was in a consumer have faith in account at his outdated law business, Girardi & Keese.
“Girardi then hid the theft by describing the objective of the examine on the GK Rezulin Trust Account (‘RTA’) Ledger as a ‘cost’ item of the ‘Rezulin’ mass tort litigation, noting the payee to be ‘M&M’ without more rationalization,” the court docket documents allege.
Ronald Richards, an attorney who was earlier associated in the personal bankruptcy situation, explained to Web page 6, “By mislabeling these as ‘costs,’ the customers bought much less dollars. This was an outright theft of shopper dollars.”
Borges identified as the trustee’s allegations “inadmissible hearsay centered on no statement from everyone with particular know-how, and which amounts to random Girardi Keese (‘GK’) documents that the trustee mentioned only months in the past had been in total disarray and unreliable.”
He included that the claims “casts doubt” around the allegation that Girardi Keese resources had been used to pay out for the earrings.
Borges accused the trustee of seeking to make Jayne dependable “for the conduct of other individuals, together with her now-estranged husband who is less than a court docket-purchased conservatorship and allegedly mentally incompetent.”
Girardi’s firm owes about $101 million in debt for allegedly mismanaging clients’ money, including all those of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610. The former legal professional, who has been diagnosed with dementia, is residing in a senior living facility while this circumstance performs out.
Back in October, Jayne’s legal professionals claimed they have been in talks to settle the $25 million lawsuit, in which she was accused of using dollars from her husband’s business to fund her lavish way of life.
Jayne and Girardi were married for 21 decades just before she filed for divorce in November 2020.