A CLASS action lawsuit attorney has “vowed to prove” Erika Jayne was “incredibly involved” in ex Tom Girardi’s “scheme to steal clients’ money.”
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star has denied knowing what Tom, 82, was up as he allegedly embezzled from victims that he pledged to protect while he represented them against corporate giants in court.
The new Hulu special The Housewife and the Hustler reveals the inner workings of the multimillionaire's legal career and his wife's over-the-top spending habits.
Following the doc’s release, attorney Jay Edelson shared his plans to prove Erika, 49, was involved while appearing on the Reality Life with Kate Casey podcast.
Jay said: “We believe we’re going to be able to prove that Erika was incredibly involved in not just the law firm, but also, he was loaning money to her company 10s of millions of dollars to her company. And we think that money came from client funds.
"And we’re going to look into all of that. And that’s all going to be, you know, part of proof that we showed to a jury — that she was knee-deep in this fraud, and she can say, ‘Oh, she didn’t know anything about it.’
"And I think that’s going be hard for her to convince a jury of.”
The new doc examines Tom’s questionable legal practices while he worked as a hotshot lawyer in Los Angeles, which contributed to Erika's extremely lavish lifestyle.
Tom's friend, LA attorney and former president of the Bar Association Brian Kabateck, said that the way multimillionaire was depicted on RHOBH was bad for his career and showed that the couple lived beyond their means.
Back in November, Erika shocked the world when she filed for divorce from Tom after 21 years together.
It was later rumored that Tom had cheated on Erika multiple times and she was over it, while the lawyer never denied or confirmed the allegations.
Following the divorce filing, Tom began getting hit with lawsuit after lawsuit for fraud, embezzlement and contract breach.
The Bravo star became involved when it was claimed that they upheld their luxurious lifestyle with the money he had allegedly stolen from his clients.
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However, Erika has denied ever knowing what Tom was up to and how he funded their lifestyle.
A source previously told Us Weekly: “Erika was completely unaware of the very serious allegations that were being made against Tom in court.
“Tom always handled all of the finances and that was how they handled things. Erika feels betrayed by Tom because she completely trusted him.”