Erika Jayne steps out in muted black ensemble just weeks after being served with $50 million lawsuit
Erika Jayne wore a muted ensemble on Friday while walking in Los Angeles.
The 51-year-old reality star wore a black button-down shirt that she paired with black leggings.
She walked in black sandals, her platinum blonde hair tied tightly behind her head.
All black: Erika Jayne wore a muted ensemble during a walk in Los Angeles on Friday
Her fingernails were painted a fiery red and she held her head up as she walked through the Los Angeles neighborhood.
The star was carrying a black leather handbag and later got out of the car with her Chick-fil-A order.
While she ran errands like it was any other day, the star has been dealing with a prodigious legal problem in recent weeks.
Casual chic: The 51-year-old reality star wore a black button-down shirt that she paired with black leggings
Legal troubles: While she ran errands like it was every other day, the star has been dealing with a prodigious legal problem in recent weeks
Jayne received legal papers from a lawsuit server at Los Angeles International Airport on July 22, returning from a vacation in Hawaii.
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.
In the legal documents, Girardi and Jayne are accused of embezzling “money for client settlements in order 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.”
Lawsuit: Jayne was delivered by a lawsuit server at Los Angeles International Airport on July 22, when she returned from a vacation in Hawaii
Improper use of funds: Legal documents accuse Girardi and Jayne of embezzling ‘customer settlement money to project an image of wealth and support a lifestyle made for reality TV’
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 “frontwoman” for Girardi Keese, and “sold the world” the idea that it was “successful.”
Jayne was named in a previous racketeering case filed in April that attorney Jay Edelson told: Page six in an email was “more limited in terms of who we sued, what we sued and the legal theories we pursue.”
The lawsuit that Jayne has served 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.
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
Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020 after 21 years of marriage. The former couple was featured on RHOBH
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.’
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.”