Erika Jayne looks downcast in LA after she was served with a $50 million racketeering lawsuit at LAX
Erika Jayne looked downcast as she stepped out of her house, days after being hit with a… $50 million extortion case Friday at Los Angeles International Airport.
The 51-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who received the bad news on her way back from a trip to Hawaii, was seen wearing a black and white sweatshirt, sweat and matching tennis shoes.
She completed her laid-back ensemble with a few oversized shades, Chanel tote and her platinum blonde hair tied in a sleek top knot with a black scrunchie.
More legal troubles: Erika Jayne looked dejected as she walked out of her home, days after she was hit by a $50 million extortion case at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday
Jayne was captured while being served with the suit in images received by DailyMail.com as she traveled with Bravo castmates Lisa Rinna, 59, and Diana Jenkins, 49.
The Bravo Staple got the papers from a woman when she left the travel center in Southern California, Page six reported.
In a clip published by the outlet, the lawsuit server told Jayne, “I just wanted to give you these documents…this is a subpoena and complaint to serve you.”
Get out: The 51-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who received the bad news on her way back from a trip to Hawaii, was seen in a black and white sweatshirt, sweat and matching tennis shoes
Good looks: She completed her laid-back ensemble with a few oversized shades, Chanel tote and her platinum blonde hair tied in a sleek topknot with a black scrunchie
Jayne, in the charges filed by Edelson PC, is charged with racketeering, conspiracy and illegal business practices under nine charges, in connection with her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s ongoing legal troubles with his company Girardi Keese.
The legal documents accuse Girardi and Jayne of embezzling “money for client settlements to project an image of wealth and support a lifestyle made for reality TV.”
Edelson PC said the EJ Global company Jayne ran was “created for the purpose of funneling money from Girardi Keese for her benefit.”
Rough few days: Her latest sighting comes after she got into a $50 million extortion case at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday when she returned from a Hawaiian vacation with Bravo castmates Lisa Rinna, 59, and Diana Jenkins, 49
Jayne was aware of Girardi’s embezzlement scheme for settlement funds earmarked for victims of the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crash, which killed all 189 people on board, Edelson PC said in the lawsuit.
In court documents, Edelson PC said Jayne was a “front woman” for Girardi Keese, and “sold the world” the idea that it was “successful.”
Jayne was named in an earlier extortion case filed in April in which attorney Jay Edelson told us in an email that the outlet was “more limited in terms of who we sued, what we sued, and the legal theories we pursue.”
The firm of Edelson PC said the law firm run by Tom Girardi, 83, was “a criminal enterprise.” He was caught in LA in 2018
The lawsuit that Jayne received Friday is aimed at “prosecuting the claims of the clients (the widows and orphans)” involved in the crash settlement, Edelson said.
Edelson said he is confident his firm can “prove to a jury that the Girardi firm was and has been a criminal enterprise for a long time.”
Jayne has spoken out about her legal troubles on the hit reality show, denying all allegations of wrongdoing and saying she felt “terrible” about the turn of events.
She said last fall during the season 11 reunion episode, “This isn’t who I am and I hope this isn’t who he is,” referring to Girardi, 83, of whom she said: “I hope he hasn’t done what is claimed here.’
Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage. The former couple was featured on RHOBH
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 was not wise to “divorce” from Girardi now with the ongoing lawsuits and financial difficulties, noting that “so many legal issues are going on.”
She said, “It’s ironic, but if I were divorced from Tom, I’d have to pay him alimony… I’ll stay married, thanks.”
Girardi has lived in a nursing home after he was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. His license to practice law was revoked in March 2021 and in July of that year he was placed under guardianship by his brother Robert.
Jayne said on the show that her “life has moved on and everything is divorced,” as she is “legally divorced,” adding: “It’s a weird time and I’m really ready for it to be over.”