Erika Jayne is once again being implicated in her ex-husband Tom Girardi’s shady financial dealings. Back in 2007, Tom gifted Erika an expensive pair of diamond earrings — worth a whopping $750,000 — now revealed that he purchased them by using money from his clients’ accounts. As part of Tom Girardi’s bankruptcy filing, she is now required to give them back, per TMZ. Erika Jayne has since filed her own motions, stating she is innocent and was unaware of how the gift was purchased.
“Even based on the incomplete hearsay evidence filed with the motion, the trustee has no claim based on Erika innocently receiving a gift of earrings 15 years ago from her now-estranged and then-extraordinarily wealthy husband,” Evan C. Borges, Erika Jayne’s attorney, told the outlet.
However, Erika Jayne’s own “RHOBH” co-stars have questioned her innocence in the embezzlement scandal. “We were trying to tell the story, and it was getting jumbled and confused, and the more it got jumbled and confused, it became almost preposterous,” Dorit Kemsley (via ET) in October 2021.