The hits keep coming for Erika Jayne and her estranged husband, Tom Girardi.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s brother-in-law has been ordered to appear in court. He has also been ordered to bring a copy of Tom’s financial records to share with the court.
According to Radar Online, the court presiding over Tom’s bankruptcy case has agreed that Tom’s brother Robert Girardi should be deposed.
The trustee of Tom’s case demanded Robert show up with all of Tom’s financial information. As we’ve previously reported, Tom was placed under a permanent conservatorship by his family earlier this year, with Robert overseeing all of Tom’s affairs.
Tom reportedly has dementia and late-onset Alzheimer’s. Tom’s health issues came to light when he was hit with various lawsuits surrounding his time as an attorney.
The once famed lawyer is accused of screwing over his clients and embezzling settlement funds from them. Amid Tom’s mounting legal woes, Erika filed for divorce after 21 years of marriage. At the time of filing, she also requested that the court award her spousal support.
Most recently, the trustee accused Robert of failing to help the court answer questions about the finances of Tom’s law firm and his personal “assets and liabilities.”
The trustee believes that Robert is in possession of critical information that could help move the bankruptcy case forward and help devise strategies to pay back Tom’s victims.
Meanwhile, Erika has been sued for $25 million as part of the bankruptcy proceedings. Tom allegedly gave the funds to Erika’s various entertainment companies. Lawyer Ronald Richards is currently assisting the trustee by diving into Erika’s financial history and recent transactions.
As for Erika, she has refused to turn over designer items, and jewelry the trustee believes are property of the Girardi estate. The RHOBH star insists that the items were “gifts” from Tom and do not need to be turned over as a result.
Erika is currently objecting to Richards’ role in the case and has accused him of harassing her on Twitter. She claims Richards should be removed from the case as he constantly posts about the case and shares salacious gossip about her.
Stay tuned for more on this developing story.
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