Breaking his silence!
Tom Girardi speaks out about his conservatorship as his various legal and financial issues continue to make headlines.
The 82-year-old famed attorney attended a virtual court hearing on Wednesday, June 9, where he addressed the situation for the first time.
“Obviously, I disagree with the conservatorship altogether,” he told a judge. Earlier this year, Tom’s brother, Robert Girardi, was placed in control of Tom as well as his estate and finances.
Tom then explained his plans to end the conservatorship.
“I think that we should put together the reasons why the conservatorship should be dissolved, and then we’ll address it, address the court,” he said. “Right now, I have nothing to say to the court.”
Despite Tom’s objections, the judge that Robert ruled that Robert should continue to make decisions about Tom’s health, healthcare, daily dealings, estate, and finances.
In February, the former lawyer was placed under a temporary conservatorship as Robert took over control of Tom’s daily activities and personal care.
Months prior, in December 2020, it was revealed that Tom was hospitalized for a “serious illness,” and questions about his mental competency first arose. In March 2021, court documents revealed that Tom was diagnosed with late-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Tom’s estranged wife and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Erika Jayne, has yet to comment on Tom’s health struggles. She infamously filed for divorce in November 2020. Their divorce took a strange turn in December 2020 when they were sued for fraud and embezzlement. The former couple is accused of swindling $2 million intended for families of victims of a 2018 plane crash.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
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Source: Us Weekly