Pulling back? Erica Jane The divorced husband is facing a new lawsuit Tom GirardyIts an ongoing legal issue.
In a new case from Edelson PC, The real housewife of Beverly Hills The 50-year-old star has been accused of using his public platform to “prolong” the alleged fraudulent scheme of Girardy Kiss, according to court documents. Our weekly Tuesday, April 5th.
“We believe we will be able to prove to a jury that Tom’s firm was a long-running criminal organization that spanned more than a decade and stole more than 100 million. [which] Tom and Erica went on to finance an aggressive lifestyle. ” J. Edelson Adelson says from PC Us In a statement on Tuesday. “Our filing makes clear what we have said from the beginning: we will fight tirelessly to hold all wrongdoers accountable.”
The new lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of San Francisco, California, claims that Erica buried the truth about the alleged wrongdoing of his 82-year-old divorced wife while they were married. (The couple left in November 2020 after two decades of marriage.)
“We’re aware that when it comes to Erica, she has a powerful megaphone. We believe she is using the megaphone to spread lies that enabled her husband’s firm to prolong its fraud, “Edelson said in a statement. “It’s time to dump her and move on.”
In the April filing – part of the Lion Air Flight JT 610 crash case that has been ongoing since November 2018, Erica was initially sued in December 2020 – Edelson claims that the luxurious lifestyle of the Bravo personality is evidence of her and Tom’s abuse. Of funds.
“Tom and Erica regularly misuse client settlement funds to project an image of wealth and to support a lifestyle created for reality TV,” Dox read.
The new lawsuit lists nine separate charges against the divorced couple, including fraud, conspiracy to commit robbery, aiding and abetting concealment of stolen property and fraud.
The Docs also questioned the character of the “Pretty Mess” singer, complaining, “when Erica joined the cast. The real housewives of Beverly Hills In 2015, she stunned viewers with her outstanding lifestyle and her extravagant spending habits, including her designer clothing and high-priced jewelry, her $ 250,000 Lamborghini Huracan and her personal 24/7 ‘Glam Squad’ team to pick her clothes and She paid $ 40,000 a month for her hair and makeup. “
However, the filing claims that Girardy Keys firm “was not actually making enough money to support Tom and Erica’s aggressive lifestyle”, which is why the former attorney “began to move towards a common source of funding”.
Although Edelson’s previous Lion Air lawsuit against Erica was dismissed in Illinois in January, the California filing continues after the reality star for his alleged knowledge of the legal scandal.
“While key members of the Girardy Family Enterprise were cheating clients and stealing their money, Erica became increasingly aware that money was drying up and lenders were surrounding her,” Edelson claimed in the latest document.
Her firm further emphasized that Erica had filed for divorce from Tom in November 2020 “in a fraudulent attempt to protect her property from creditors”.
According to the papers, the Georgia locals’ separation was “perfectly timely, because just a few weeks later, the scheme was unveiled, and Tom and his firm were forced into bankruptcy by a snowstorm of creditors, including clients like widows and orphans.” Lenders and other lawyers. “
Despite the legal backlash, Erica has maintained her innocence both on and off camera. “I’m scared. This is not who I am. And I hope this is not who he is. I hope that [Tom] Didn’t do what was alleged here, “said Erica in season 11 RHOBH Reunion in October 2021.