Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne allegedly received tens of millions from her estranged husband at a time when he knew his finances were in shambles.
In the court documents, the trustee says Girardi has transferred money and assets to her entertainment company in an attempt to hide them from his creditors. Earlier this year, the once-respected lawyer was pushed into Chapter 7 bankruptcy by his creditors.
They accuse him of embezzling millions meant for his clients. Jayne is accused of helping him embezzle the money to help pay for her lavish lifestyle including $40,000 a month on her glam squad.
In the suit, the trustee, who is attempting to collect money to pay back Girardi’s creditors, says he is informed that Jayne has received jewelry and other luxury items purchased using the Debtor’s funds. The trustee says during his investigation he also learned that Jayne was paid $25,000,000 in receivables from her estranged husband.
The trustee trashed the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star.
He writes, “Plaintiff is informed and believes and, on that basis alleges thereon, that defendant Erika has used her glamor and notoriety to continue to aid and abet in sham transactions that have occurred with respect to large transfers of assets from the Debtor to the Defendants.”
The lawsuit is demanding Jayne return the $25 million, expensive jewelry and all other items in her possession transferred to her by Girardi.
The development comes hours after Girardi was placed under a permanent conservatorship by his court. His brother Robert is handling all aspects of his life, including his finances. During a hearing, the family revealed Girardi is dealing with dementia.
For her part, Jayne decided to book it as her husband’s world started to fall apart. She hit with him divorce papers and moved out of their $13 million mansion. She decided to move into her own $1.5 million Hollywood rental.
She also is demanding he pay her spousal support in their divorce. A judge has yet to rule.
The legal troubles appear to just be starting for the Bravo star.