So the other day, I received a 66 page court document regarding a l$55 million lawsuit where several people were being sued by victims lawyers Edelson PC. The suit is against multiple people. Erika Girardi is named in two of the accusations, Racketeering, and Receipt of Stolen property. The second one is a slam dunk. The first one basically has to show that her companies were receiving illegally gained money to fund her business, namely EJ Global.
Then it gets more complicated than my brain can register at the moment. It’s usually my favorite thing to do but I’m in the bad place. Please forgive me for delayed responses on email. So, I’m going to rely on this very understandable report from Too Fab.
Erika Is Specifically Named As the Front Woman!
The lawsuit refers to the Girardi Keese law firm as a criminal enterprise disguised as a law firm that stole over $100 MILLION from law firms and victims. Well that is certainly to the point. Also, Girardi & Keese is also accused of specifically “siphoning off millions to fund a lifestyle so lavish that Erika was a cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,'” where she and Tom “certainly played up the part of flaunting their wealth and the fact that Tom was a powerful attorney who wooed celebrities, judges, and politicians alike.”
But wait! There’s more! The suit alleges that Erika Jayne acted as the “frontwoman” for the scheme, “selling to the world (and unsuspecting clients)” that the firm was successful. It’s a job Edelson PC says she “was exceptionally good” at. The suit alleges Erika “shamelessly displayed a nationwide showroom of the money they stole on ‘Real Housewives,’ famously spending $40,000 per month on her ‘look,’ and releasing a song called ‘XXPEN$IVE’ featuring the refrain ‘It’s expensive to be me.'” Erika allegedly “used her significant public platform” to “lie about her own involvement” in the scheme and says she even tried “to assist Tom and the others in getting away with it” on the show.
The Crazy Car Crash Story Was Planted By Erika
Erika’s story about Tom’s car crash also plays a big role in the suit, with Edelson PC claiming she “began parroting a story about Tom’s supposed mental decline that his attorneys were advancing” as part of his defense. Edelson accuses Erika of “attempting to explain away the decade-long” scheme “by blaming Tom’s supposed mental decline” and even claims her story changed between Seasons 8, when the accident actually happened, and Season 11.
In 2018, she claimed Tom simply broke his ankle and was fine, before changing her account “dramatically after the scheme was uncovered.” In a 2021 episode, she said Tom actually “had a head injury, he broke his shoulder, snapped his ankle and broke his clavicle” after he “drove off a cliff” behind their home. But Tom is on camera on Season eight with no visible injuries. Edelson goes on to question the timing of Erika’s story, saying her new account was filmed “on the same day that Tom’s lawyers raised a mental incompetency defense for the first time.” They believe this coincidence “shows that Erika is colluding with Tom and likely coordinating directly with his lawyers to assist with his defense