'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Star Erika Jayne Preparing Defense To $25 Million Lawsuit Demanding She Pay Back Loans From Husband Thomas Girardi
Erika Jayne is working overtime to fight off a lawyer demanding she repays loans from her ex-Thomas Girardi.
According to court documents obtained by RadarOnline.com, Jayne’s attorney asked for an extension on responding to the $25 million lawsuit filed against the Bravo star and her company EJ Global.
Evan Borges, the attorney representing the reality star, informed the court he needed 14 additional days to work with Jayne on her defense.
As we first reported, Jayne’s husband was forced into Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this year. His former clients accuse him of diverting money they were awarded in settlements to help fund his lavish lifestyle with Jayne.
In one federal suit, a group of orphans who lost their parents in a plane crash claim Girardi failed to pay them $2 million owed. Their lawyer added Jayne as a defendant claiming she helped her husband embezzle the money.
In court, Girardi is accused of transferring the money to Jayne to hide it from creditors. Along with money, the trustee says the RHOBH star has luxury items including expensive jewelry in her possession.
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Thus far, she has refused to return a dime claiming it was all gifts from her husband.
Jayne has not responded to the federal lawsuit brought by the orphans and has dragged her feet on turning over financial information in the bankruptcy.
On Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Jayne denies knowing anything about her husband’s finances or legal troubles. His creditors feel otherwise.
As Girardi started facing legal issues, Jayne rushed to court to file for divorce after 21 years of marriage. She is demanding spousal support but has yet to be paid out due to the pending bankruptcy.
One creditor called the divorce a “sham” claiming it was another tactic to hide assets. The former lawyer is currently under a court-ordered conservatorship. His brother Robert said doctors diagnosed Giardi with dementia.