Erika Jayne believes she should be paid damages after her diamond earrings were sold at auction in December 2022 — but the trustee presiding over the bankruptcy case against estranged husband, Thomas Girardi, doesn’t agree.
After the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star accused the court of making a “legal error” that resulted in her earrings being sold for $250,000, the trustee scoffed at the idea that Erika should receive damages over the sale of the jewelry, which was believed to have been purchased with money belonging to Thomas’ former clients.
As the trustee shared, Erika wants the court to rule on the issues of the “statute of limitations, not because the issue is relevant to this now moot appeal but because she would like to use a reversal of the Bankruptcy Court’s Turnover Order for social media reasons.”
“It is incredibly ironic that Mrs. Girardi, who since 2012 has exposed her and Thomas Girardi’s entire life to the world by starring on the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills would have this Court ignore the law pertaining to this appeal in hopes a decision on the issues of the statute of limitations would somehow vindicate her conduct, so she can then use the court’s decision to publicly counteract social media comments,” the trustee continued.
Earlier this month, in court documents of her own, Erika pointed to the statute of limitations.
“Ms. Girardi has elected and is entitled to money damages based on the proceeds of the sale of a marital gift received by her in 2007 that was taken from her and sold by the Trustee based on the legally erroneous Turnover Order,” her attorney wrote. “The Bankruptcy Court erred as a matter of law when it determined that the Trustee’s claims based on an alleged fraudulent transfer of property over 15 years ago were not barred by the applicable statutes of limitations.”
In addition to fighting back against the sale of her earrings, which reportedly weren’t the $750,000 pair she was supposed to turn in, the RHOBH cast member is facing a $25 million lawsuit from the trustee, who claims Girardi Keese paid her company’s bills for years.
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