Erika Jayne has had a contentious relationship with Ronald Richards since he began engaged on Tom Girardi’s case — till now? In true Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills vogue, the Bravo star agreed with the investigator whereas additionally throwing shade on his current feedback in regards to the authorized drama.
“What does everybody lawyer who labored at Girardi Keese as both an Affiliate, quasi Companion, or Supervisor have in widespread? Reply: Not one in every of them has taken accountability for the shoppers they had been obligated to guard and serve or gifted again any of their bonuses or salaries,” Richards wrote through Instagram on Thursday, October 7, including, “💯 #girardi #girardifraud #lawyer.”
Erika commented on the social media add, writing, “Lastly a publish I agree with. Solely took you a 12 months of wanting within the improper route … you actually are sluggish.”
The court-appointed trustee, who has been investigating Erika and Tom for months, took to Twitter to react to her reply.
“Taking apart the not good dig from @erikajayne on the IG web page,’attorneyronaldrichards’, we’re taking a look at all instructions however the large $ went to 1 particular person,” he wrote. “We now have solely been retained since June of 2021 so it hasn’t been a 12 months. We now have requested for any 411 to assist within the beneath evaluation.”
Erika and Tom, who separated in November 2020, have been within the information for the reason that following month after they had been accused of embezzling settlement funds meant for the households of victims of a 2018 aircraft crash. The Fairly Mess writer has since been sued for $25 million in Tom’s chapter case, which Richards claims she is “liable” for whether or not she knew about Tom’s alleged wrongdoings or not.
“I gave her every week to simply voluntarily return the cash, however she by no means did,” Richards advised Us Weekly on October 1. “I can’t get into the settlement dialogue, however we are attempting to resolve the case along with her lawyer. That is the $25 million that [Tom’s] legislation agency paid on behalf of Erika to cowl her bills over a 12-year interval. … I might moderately have her pay the victims than her attorneys.”
Erika’s lawyer Evan C. Borges responded to Richards through a press release to Us, acknowledging that he has been in communication with Richards’ group. “Relating to settlement discussions, these are imagined to be confidential between counsel,” he advised Us on October 3. “It seems that my opposing counsel Mr. Richards has been discussing publicly what he calls settlement discussions. Right here’s the reality: Mr. Richards has reached out and advised me that he and the trustee need to settle. I’ve listened and can proceed to pay attention. That’s it.”
The lawyer added: “I can’t say sufficient that based mostly on the proof and legislation, Erika doesn’t have legal responsibility for any of the claims in opposition to her. All of the claims in opposition to Erika quantity to efforts responsible her for the actions of others, together with Girardi Keese and Tom Girardi.”
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