Issues look like trying up for Erika Jayne’s estranged husband, Tom Girardi, after the success of his public sale — which was performed in hopes of recouping funds amid his chapter case.

In response to courtroom paperwork filed by the property trustee on Wednesday, September 29, the public sale was anticipated to boost roughly $50,000, however introduced in $203,155 in complete gross sales. The earnings are 4 occasions the unique estimation.

Regardless of making more cash than anticipated, legal professional Ronald Richards solely informed Us Weekly that there are nonetheless “lots of of hundreds of thousands of {dollars}” but to be recouped by the property on this chapter case.

Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne.
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The property trustee is due to this fact asking the chapter choose to approve money collateral to maintain the method going and to settle the property’s funds. The excellent funds will probably be used to repay a wide range of collectors, together with a few of Tom and his legislation agency’s former shoppers.

Us confirmed in July that 82-year-old Tom, who misplaced his legislation license in March after he was identified with Alzheimer’s and dementia, was promoting “the agency’s workplace furnishings, enterprise equipment and gear, in addition to furnishings and decorations comprised of artwork, oriental rugs, sports activities memorabilia, wine, music memorabilia, statues, classic legislation (and different) books, a classic piano, a Cadillac DTS and rather more.”

Among the memorabilia, described as “Erika Jayne collectibles,” included framed photographs of the Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 50, alongside Tom, in addition to a Billboard plaque for her 2009 music, “Curler Coaster.” The objects, which additionally featured a signed journal cowl, have been listed for $350.

The public sale is the latest manner the estranged couple try to settle their debt after they have been accused of embezzling settlement funds meant for victims of a 2018 airplane crash.

Erika, who filed for divorce from Tom in November 2020, has maintained that she didn’t know something about her estranged husband’s alleged actions. Tom, for his half, testified in courtroom saying he didn’t have “any cash” left.

In consequence, a choose dominated in July that Tom’s former shoppers can pursue a collections lawsuit in opposition to Erika to attempt to get hold of the $11 million they’re owed from him.

The Fairly Mess writer was then sued by the trustee for $25 million. In response to courtroom paperwork obtained by Us in August, Erika was named within the lawsuit as a result of she allegedly knew Girardi Keese (the legislation agency) had been paying her bills for not less than 12 years.

Earlier this month, Richards informed Us that Erika was given per week to “voluntarily return the cash, however she by no means did.” The legal professional stated on Friday, October 1, that he’s nonetheless “making an attempt to resolve the case” with Erika’s authorized crew to recoup the $25 million that Tom’s agency allegedly paid to cowl the TV persona’s previous bills.

The Bravo star’s lawyer, Evan C. Borges, nonetheless, maintains that Erika just isn’t legally accountable for the cash. “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,” he informed Us in a press release on Sunday, October 3. “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.”

With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez

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