Erika Girardi AKA Erika Jayne and her husband, Thomas Girardi, can officially celebrate!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills couple are done with their legal battle, as Tom recently paid off a $6 million dollar judgment in full. According to The Blast, Tom and his law firm have been in a legal battle with Law Finance Group. Tom was ordered to pay the company $6 million dollars, and in October he paid $2,982,272.42 of it.
According to court documents, Law Finance told the court that Tom had paid off the remaining $3 million dollars owed. They stated that the case is officially closed now. It all started when Law Finance sued Tom and his firm for failing to pay back a $15 million dollar loan on time. Tom had paid off $10 million dollars, but he had to pay back $6 million dollars per the judgment.
Over the summer, Law Finance wanted Erika to appear in court because they thought she knew about her husband’s assets and spending. They also alleged that Tom’s loan was to provide for Erika’s lifestyle. In documents they wrote it was “to maintain Mr. Girardi’s lavish lifestyle.”
Tom and Erika both denied those allegations. Tom had previously told 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.”
I’m glad that Erika and Tom can now close that chapter, put this in the past and move on from it. I’m looking forward to the RHOBH returning soon for Season 10!
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns for Season 10 in 2020 on Bravo TV.
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Source: The Blast