In a Tuesday filing, Edelson law firm claims that Erika Girardi received misappropriates money meant for Lion Air crash victims’ families. Erika’s lawyer argued that he hasn’t seen any evidence to support this accusation.
Category: Erika Jayne Girardi
Almost a year ago Erika Girardi filed for divorce from Tom Girardi. Soon after the filing, a deluge of lawsuits and scandals hit Tom and Erika after it was revealed that Tom was embezzling money from his clients. This summer, Erika was sued for $25 million because her company received loans from Tom’s law firm. Throughout all of this mess, Erika and Tom have not yet had their divorce finalized. Why?
In a preview clip for Part 2 of the Season 11 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills reunion, Erika Girardi explains why she felt she could not have left Tom earlier than she did. She says she had nowhere to go because she did not control her own finances and she gave Tom all of her paychecks, including her Bravo salary.
Before Tom Girardi’s fall from grace, he was a celebrated lawyer supposedly fighting for the vulnerable and victimized. Part of this hero clout came from his work in the historic “Erin Brockovich case.” He stepped in to help Ed Masry and his assistant Erin Brockovich take on Pacific Gas and Electric Company in 1993 for contaminating the groundwater of Hinkley, California. The case was settled in 1996 for $333 million, a record-setting amount.
On episode 19 of Season 11 (Over-poured and Over-board) of RHOBH Erika Girardi eatold castmate Kyle Richards that she had “zero dollars.” She is still renting million houses, but her financial situation is precarious right now as she has gone from extreme wealth to living in downgraded luxury and worrying about making rent. Although every word she says on RHOBH is picked apart and scrutinized, her recently revealed salary shows the franchise is a life-raft for her. A New York Times article published October 9, 2021, says Erika’s salary for this season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is “likely . . . more than $600,000.”
Erika Jayne has previously hinted that she might be working with the government in a case during an episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills this year. Because of the multi-million dollar embezzlement allegations against her husband Tom Girardi, some people assumed she was talking about working with the feds against Tom. Now, a lawyer who’s suing her is backing up her claims, but says the case were she wore a wire for the government was a much different case where she was a victim of credit card fraud.
RHONY alum Bethenny Frankel has revealed that she knew about the legal and money troubles Tom Girardi was in for years because Tom owed her deceased fiancé Dennis Shields $500,000. Dennis died in 2018 from an overdose.
Tom Girardi has reportedly been living in an assisted living facility, but yesterday Page Six reported that he spent time with a friend having lunch at an expensive restaurant. After he left he was asked by a reporter: “Did Erika know anything?”
On Wednesday night’s Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Girardi revealed that Tom Girardi’s family wanted to put him in an assisted living facility, what is colloquially referred to as a “nursing home.” She says she read about this in the news, and doesn’t want Tom’s family to place him in this type of care. She even accuses his family of abandoning him to avoid “the stain” of the lawsuits and scandals he’s mired in. Tom had since been photographed outside of an assisted living facility.
During tonight’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika reveals some shocking information to Kyle Richards. Tom had to have eye surgery after confronting a burglar at his house, and then her son got into a bad car accident while driving to care for Tom.
Wednesday’s episode of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills included a scene between Dorit and her husband PK Kemsley discussing Erika’s problems and her social media behavior. PK has several critiques for Erika which come from his experience undergoing a 1 billion dollar bankruptcy (a corporation he was employed by went bankrupt) and managing celebrities for a living. He gave his analysis of what he would have advised Erika to do if he had been hired to handle her crisis management.
In Season 11 of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Sutton Stracke very vocally distanced herself from Erika Girardi after she found out the extent of things both Tom and Erika Girardi were being accused of. She even consulted a lawyer, and was very concerned about not only legal issue, but social stigma that may result from being the friend of someone accused of stealing money from from widows, orphans, burn victims, and victims of medical malpractice.
In a recent episode Erika insulted Sutton’s reaction by attacking Sutton’s background coming from Augusta, GA, which is small-town compared to Erika’s hometown Atlanta, GA. She suggested that Sutton was behaving in a backward, smalltown way by being so concerned about who she was associated with. There’s some footage left on the cutting room floor, however, that gives a deeper motive for Sutton’s hypervigilant self-protection about the situation: she had offered Erika a loan to help her through her divorce from Tom.