Erika Jayne seemingly believes she isn’t the only woman in Thomas Girardi‘s life who should be dragged into his bankruptcy case while one of the disbarred attorney’s former employees throws Thomas under the bus in court.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is apparently wondering why officials in Thomas’ bankruptcy case are only coming after her as she recently liked a tweet suggesting the trustee and attorney Ronald Richards go after some other notable people as well.
“If Ronald Richards is coming for Erika because Tom gave her money she didn’t know where it was coming from! I suggest he should go after his mistresses, his partners, the politicians he donated money to, Tom’s family…!” a fan wrote, which she approved of by smashing the heart via Twitter.
Erika also liked another tweet that suggested that she shouldn’t be criticized for showing up after two of her former co-stars, Lisa Vanderpump and Denise Richards, failed to show up for filming during their tumultuous periods on the show.
As RHOBH fans well know, Erika has discussed Thomas’ alleged cheating on the show, but back in December she also shared a collage of shocking photos and messages between her now-estranged husband and one of his alleged mistresses.
“This is Justice Tricia A. Bigelow. She was f**king my husband Tom Girardi and he was paying her Saks bill and paying for her plastic surgery,” she captioned the post before she quickly deleted it.
Erika is currently facing a $25 million lawsuit filed by the trustee in Thomas’ bankruptcy case, which is the amount the court appointed official claims Thomas’ Girardi Keese law firm fraudulently transferred into the reality star’s LLC over the years.
Thomas was forced into bankruptcy after he, Erika, and two attorneys who worked at his Girardi Keese firm, Ken Griffin and David Lira, were accused of embezzling millions of dollars from victims of the 2018 Lion Air crash. They were hit with a lawsuit by Edelson PC as the Chicago firm claims a multi-million settlement was reached with Boeing, but the orphans and widows never received their share. Furthermore, Edelson PC also alleges that they were never paid for their work on the Boeing case.
And in newly filed court documents obtained by Radar Online, Ken Griffin is asking that he be dismissed from the case because Thomas was the only person who had access to the clients’ settlement funds. He claims he did nothing wrong and never collected a dime from the victims’ family members as all the money went straight to the firm.
The motion reads, “Money was transferred from Boeing to Girardi Keese in 2020 to settle the clients’ cases. This money was for the benefit of the Lion Air clients, minus agreed-upon attorneys’ fees. Mr. Griffin did not receive the money. The money was received by Girardi Keese.”
As for the fees that Edelson PC was supposed to collect, Ken says, “Because the fee-sharing ‘agreements’ between Plaintiff and Girardi Keese were not signed by any of the clients, the agreements are also unenforceable under California law.”