Erika Jayne’s attorney is blasting studies that the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star understood her estranged partner, Tom Girardi, gifted her diamond earrings with funds he allegedly stole from customer funds.
“First, Erika is totally harmless,” Evan Borges alleged in a court filing exclusively acquired by Webpage Six Wednesday.
“Not even the trustee alleges that Erika realized the source of funds that her wealthy husband used to purchase her a gift of earrings 15 many years back (which replaced a prior established of earrings acquired yrs prior to that).”
Inspite of her alleged ignorance, Jayne, 50, has agreed in a “showing of fantastic faith” to not market or transfer the earrings pending an investigation, per the court files.
The jewelry will be held in a 3rd-celebration escrow until finally a “final buy is entered.”
In a different filing Wednesday, the trustee in Girardi’s bankruptcy scenario claimed the disgraced legal professional purchased diamond earrings worthy of $750,000 in 2007 from M&M Jewelers, applying dollars that was in a customer have confidence in account at his aged law company, Girardi & Keese.
“Girardi then hid the theft by describing the function of the check on the GK Rezulin Have confidence in Account (‘RTA’) Ledger as a ‘cost’ item of the ‘Rezulin’ mass tort litigation, noting the payee to be ‘M&M’ without the need of further more rationalization,” the courtroom files allege.
Ronald Richards, an attorney who was beforehand associated in the bankruptcy case, advised Webpage 6, “By mislabeling these as ‘costs,’ the clients bought significantly less dollars. This was an outright theft of shopper money.”
Borges called the trustee’s allegations “inadmissible rumour based mostly on no assertion from anyone with private awareness, and which quantities to random Girardi Keese (‘GK’) information that the trustee mentioned only months back had been in total disarray and unreliable.”
He included that the promises “casts doubt” over the allegation that Girardi Keese funds were being used to pay back for the earrings.
Borges accused the trustee of striving to make Jayne accountable “for the perform of some others, including her now-estranged husband who is under a court docket-requested conservatorship and allegedly mentally incompetent.”
Girardi’s firm owes about $101 million in debt for allegedly mismanaging clients’ cash, such as all those of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610. The previous legal professional, who has been diagnosed with dementia, is residing in a senior residing facility while this situation performs out.
Again in October, Jayne’s attorneys explained they were being in talks to settle the $25 million lawsuit, in which she was accused of making use of cash from her husband’s organization to fund her lavish way of life.
Jayne and Girardi were married for 21 decades in advance of she submitted for divorce in November 2020.