Erika Jayne and Ex Tom Girardi Sued for Allegedly Using Divorce to Embezzle Money From Crash Victims
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne and her estranged lawyer husband, Thomas Girardi, are facing allegations of embezzlement in a new lawsuit. The pair are also being accused of faking their split as a means of facilitating the alleged embezzlement, according to multiplereports. ET has reached out reps for Girardi and Jayne for comment.
The lawsuit was filed by law firm Edleson PC in an Illinois federal court Wednesday, on behalf of several families who lost loved ones in the Lion Air Flight 610 crash, which occurred in October 2018.
According to the lawsuit, Girardi allegedly embezzled settlement money that was supposed to go to the family members of the victims.
Girardi and his wife are accused of using that money to fund their own lavish lifestyles and allegedly pay off loans to keep Girardi’s own law firm afloat.
“Tom has resorted to embezzling the proceeds of settlements