Attorney Claims Unaired Footage From Bravo and New Evidence Will Prove Erika Jayne Knew of Tom’s Fraud, RHOBH Star Faces “Explosive” New Complaint as Case is Being Moved to California

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RHOBH's Erika Jayne Facing "Explosive" New Complaint as Embezzlement Case is Moved to California Following Bravo's Sharing of "Unaired Footage"

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Attorney Jay Edelson has confirmed plans to refile his embezzlement case against Erika Jayne in California following reports regarding the case’s dismissal.

After the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her castmates seemingly celebrated the news of her dismissal from the case, Jay, of Edelson PC, who represents the widows and orphans of the victims of the 2018 Lion Air crash in Indonesia, is speaking out about his new complaint.

“The new complaint we are going to file is going to be fairly explosive,” he revealed in a statement to Ryan Bailey on January 31.

Jay initially filed a case against both Erika and her estranged husband, Thomas Girardi, in late 2020, claiming his clients were stiffed $2 million in settlement funds, which he believes Thomas used to sustain his and Erika’s luxurious lifestyle.

Now, after dismissing the case in Chicago, he’s planning to refile in California with new information provided by Bravo.

“We have now gotten information from Bravo through our case, including unaired footage, as well as evidence from the Bankruptcy Trustee,” he continued in his statement. “We feel very confident that we will be able to prove to a jury that Erika knew about Tom’s fraud and directly benefited from it.”

In addition to his statement, Jay addressed the topic on Twitter, saying that when it comes to the case dismissal, Erika’s lawyer was “misleading the public” with his statements amid the RHOBH star’s efforts to “throw up as [much] dust as possible.”

“We dismissed to refile in California to avoid needless motion practice on jurisdiction,” he clarified. “No way are we letting this go. (But as we told the court, we are exploring settlement. Every dollar will go to the victims.)”

Attorney Explains Refiling Erika Jayne's Embezzlement Case in California

“We just want to get to the merits of the case and not spend time on which court it should be in,” Jay added in a second post.

Then, after a Twitter user suggested the case was dismissed due to a lack of evidence and in an effort to gain publicity for the refiling of the case, saying that Jay and his legal team were “implicating [Erika,] not his partners,” Jay confirmed that he is still working against Thomas but focusing on Erika in California.

“We are suing his partners too. To be clear, we believe that they (and of course Tom) are the really bad actors here. But Erika’s hands are not clean either,” he wrote.

Attorney Claims Erika Jayne's Hands Aren't Clean in Embezzement Case

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