Erika Jayne’s divorce lawyer is being called to court to answer questions about her alleged sham divorce filing against Thomas Girardi.
As the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star reportedly refuses to turn over her bank records, the attorney hired to investigate her finances is calling Larry Ginsburg, of the firm Harris Ginsburg LLP, to court in hopes of finding out more about the couple’s potential attempt to hide their assets.
According to court documents obtained by Radar Online on June 23, Ronald Richards is asking the court for permission to depose and examine the divorce attorney in regard to not only his client but also the RHOBH star’s split from Thomas.
In addition to requesting a copy of all text messages exchanged between Erika and Larry where a non-attorney was included in the communication, Ronald wants the attorney to reveal who paid her legal bills because he believes “it will also potentially identify any aiders and abettors assisting Erika in hiding the Debtor’s assets.”
“Payments to an attorney are not privileged nor are Harris Ginsburg’s financial records,” his request explained.
As Thomas, who is allegedly suffering from late-onset Alzheimer’s disease, continues to face bankruptcy proceedings, Erika is being accused of failing to “provide access to her management company” and “any books and records of EJ Global or any of her affiliated companies.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that Erika had potentially received $20 million in funds from Thomas, which were likely due to his former clients, creditors, and lenders.
Erika filed for divorce from Thomas in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage and requested she be granted spousal support, which he quickly objected to.
Since then, the divorce case has been put on hold due to the many other legal problems Thomas is facing as well as the current conservatorship he is under.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills season 11 airs Wednesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.
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