Erika Jayne was seen returning to her Los Angeles home on Wednesday after running errands, less than two weeks after she was served with a $50 million racketeering lawsuit.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 51, wore a long-sleeved white shirt with black athletic pants and patterned sneakers as she was seen getting out of a black SUV.
The Atlanta-born reality star wore her blonde locks down and parted, with sparkling sunglasses and a black designer purse on the summer day.
The latest: Erika Jayne, 51, was spotted returning to her Los Angeles home after running errands on Wednesday, less than two weeks after she was served with a $50 million racketeering lawsuit
Jayne was served legal papers by a process server on July 22 at Los Angeles International Airport, when she returned from a Hawaiian vacation.
Jayne, in the case filed by Edelson PC, is charged with racketeering conspiracy, conspiracy and illegal business practices under nine counts, related to her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s ongoing legal problems with his firm Girardi Keese.
In the legal documents, Girardi and Jayne are accused of misusing “client settlement money to project an image of wealth and create a lifestyle made for reality TV.”
Edelson PC said the EJ Global company Jayne ran was ‘created for the purpose of taking money from Girardi Keese to benefit her’.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star wore a white long-sleeved shirt with black athletic pants and patterned sneakers as she was spotted getting out of a black SUV
Jayne started vacationing with castmates Diana Jenkins, 49, and Lisa Rinna, 59, earlier this summer
Jayne was aware of Girardi’s embezzlement “scheme” for settlement funds earmarked for victims of the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crash, in which all 189 people on board died, Edelson PC said in the case.
In court docs, Edelson PC said Jayne was a ‘frontwoman’ for Girardi Keese, ‘selling to the world’ the idea that it’ was successful.
Jayne was named in a previous racketeering case in April that attorney Jay Edelson told Page Six in an email was ‘restrictive, in terms of who we sued, what we sued about, and the legal theories we pursued.’
The suit Jayne was served with is aimed at ‘pursuing the claims of the clients (the widows and orphans)’ involved in the crash settlement, Edelson said.
Edelson said he was confident his firm ‘can prove to a jury that the Girardi business was and has been a criminal enterprise.’
Jayne has spoken out about her legal troubles on the popular reality show, denying any claims of wrongdoing, while saying she felt ‘terrible’ about the way things turned out.
The firm Edelson PC said the law firm run by Tom Girardi, 83, was ‘a criminal enterprise’. He was snapped in LA in 2018
Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage. The former couple was seen on RHOBH
She said on the show’s Season 11 reunion episode last fall, ‘This is not who I am and I hope this is not who he is,’ referring to Girardi, 83, of who’ t she said: ‘I hope he did not do what is alleged here.’
On an episode of the Bravo series earlier this month, Jayne went into detail about her marital status with Girardi, from whom she filed for divorce in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage.
Jayne said it wasn’t wise to ‘get a divorce right now’ from Girardi with the ongoing litigation and financial issues, noting ‘there’s so much legal s*** going on.’
She said: ‘It’s ironic, but if I divorced Tom, I’d have to pay him alimony… I’ll stay married, thanks.’
Girardi lives in a nursing home after being diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. His license to practice law was revoked in March of 2021, and in July of that year he was placed in a conservatorship by his brother Robert.
Jayne said on the show that her ‘life has moved on and everything is separate’ as she is ‘legally divorced’, adding, ‘it’s a weird time and I’m really ready for it to be over.’
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