Erika Jayne Accused Of Conspiring To Conceal Assets, Owing $25 Million To Tom Girardi’s Law Firm

Of Jennifer Drysdale, ETOnline.com.

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Erika Jayne is accused of plotting to hide her assets. New court documents filed Wednesday and received by ET claim that Jayne and two of her companies received jewelry and other luxury items purchased with funds from her estranged husband Girardi Keese’s law firm. ET approached Jayne’s attorney for comment.

In December, a lawsuit was filed against Jayne and Tom Girardi on behalf of several families who lost loved ones in the Lion Air Flight 610 crash in October 2018. Girardi allegedly embezzled settlement funds that should go to the family members of the victims, and Girardi and Jayne are accused of using that money to fund their own lavish lifestyles and allegedly paying off loans to keep Girardi’s law firm afloat.

Jayne, 50, filed for divorce from Girardi, 82, in November after 21 years of marriage. Girardi was forced into involuntary bankruptcy a month later.

Ronald Richards, the liquidator’s attorney, claims in the new documents that Jayne has received lottery payments belonging to the estate of Girardi Keese in addition to the “luxury items”, which are said to total $ 25 million.

Richards further claims Jayne, their companies EJ Global, LLC and Pretty Mess, Inc. and Girardi Keese “conspired to hide the funds” to keep the money away from creditors in the event of bankruptcy.

“Erika has used her glamor and notoriety to continue to support bogus transactions that have taken place in relation to large asset transfers from the debtor,” the documents read, claiming Jayne refused to return the lottery payments and luxury items and has allegedly received or diverted for their own benefit.

“As a result of the defendant’s alleged unlawful acts, the defendants have been unjustly enriched at the expense of the estate and its creditors. Defendants have benefited from their wrongful acts and continue to do so, ”the documents continue.

The new documents come as Jayne spoke about her breakup with Girardi on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

“This is so bad,” Jayne said on Wednesday’s episode while speaking to co-stars Kyle Richards and Lisa Rinna on FaceTime. “The things that are being said are just wrong, people believe them and they are everywhere and it’s terrible. And I’m here alone. “

“What is being said, it’s just crazy that my divorce is hypocritical? But nobody cares about the facts, ”added Jayne.

The singer later sat down in a confessional interview and responded to the allegations, saying, “A divorce is very painful and then it is even more painful to have called it a sham.”

“It took a lot of courage to go and it took two seconds for an asshole to say it was a shame and everyone believed it,” she added.

See more about Jayne in the video below.

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