Erika Girardi may be an open book but her husband Tom Girardi‘s legal woes will not be made public.
According to The Blast, a judge approved Girardi’s request for the lawsuit to be settled in arbitration. This move will keep the lawsuit out of the public eye which is something Girardi has been fighting hard for.
Back in January Tom was hit with a $15M lawsuit by Law Finance Group, who claims that they gave Girardi a $15M loan “to fund the operations of his firm.”
The lawsuit claims that instead, Tom used the money to fund his lavish lifestyle and to keep his law firm afloat.
In August 2018, Law Finance Group and Girardi agreed to a repayment plan but the lender says Girardi breached that agreement.
The deal involved Girardi making monthly payments, in addition to a “$1 million payment by the end of October” and a “$5 million by January 1.”
As previously reported, Tom denies all the claims made by Law Finance Group, telling The Blast: “The truth of the matter is this. I have not taken one penny from the law firm in the past three years. I have devoted everything to assist in the cases that we have here. Further, the money that was borrowed, we agreed to repay in approximately two weeks before the lawsuit. It is slanderous that the money was for my ‘lifestyle’ … every penny went for costs in cases that the firm is handling.”
Meanwhile, Erika has proved time and time again that she’s unfazed by her husband’s legal issues.
“Listen, we’re in the lawsuit business, baby. We sue and get sued,” Erika explained to UsWeekly in February 2019. “So what? So what? It’s part of the job.”
Erika also broached the subject during a recent appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen. See the clip below!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills airs on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. on Bravo.