RHOBH’s Erika Jayne is ‘humiliated’ by claims she and ex Tom Girardi ’embezzled millions to fund lavish lifestyle’
REAL Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ Erika Jayne is said to be “humiliated” by claims that she and her ex-husband, Tom Girardi, “embezzled millions to fund their lavish lifestyle.”
The former pair tied the knot in 1999 before parting ways this year amid all of the chaos.
According to Life & Style, “Erika’s embarrassed and humiliated by the reports. She’s denying it, of course, but the damage is done. She and Tom look like total crooks!”
The insider added: “Erika’s embroiled in a scandal that she’s hoping won’t become her [RHOBH] storyline.”
All this comes as the duo is being sued for allegedly “embezzling millions.”
In court papers obtained by The Sun, Illinois law firm Edelson PC sued Thomas, Erika, his firm Girardi Keese and others earlier this month.
The lawsuit claims Thomas, who is a personal injury attorney, “resorted to embezzling the proceeds of settlements that should have been directed to his clients—including the widows and orphans who lost loved ones in the tragic crash of Lion Air Flight 610.”
The complaint also accused the Bravo star’s ex, 81, of embezzling the settlement proceeds in order to “continue funding his and Erika’s lavish Beverly Hills lifestyles.”
The court docs claimed: “Tom and Erika have reached celebrity status in the glitz-and-glam world of Hollywood and Beverly Hills.
“To keep up their celebrity status, Tom and Erika must project a public image of obscene wealth at all times, and at whatever the cost.”
While the two have parted ways, the documents allege that their divorce is “a sham attempt to fraudulently protect Tom’s and Erika’s money from those that seek to collect on debts owed by Tom and his law firm GK.”
However, the RHOBH star ditched her wedding ring in a selfie after talk show host Wendy Williams speculated that the ex couple split because Erika was “left out of his will.”
Previously, The Sun exclusively revealed that Erika, 49, noted “irreconcilable differences” as the reason behind the divorce.
She also moved out of their marital home and into a million-dollar Hollywood condo.
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While Erika’s year has been filled with a divorce, a major lawsuit, and claims she won’t be receiving spousal support, she may be opening up about it soon – at least according to fellow costar Lisa Rinna.
In a post shared on the Queens Of Bravo Instagram showing a glamorous photo of Erika with the caption, “Is this Erika Jayne or Erika Girardi in this confessional?,” Lisa decided to chime in.
She wrote: “You better believe she’s going to talk about it.”