No say in the matter!
Erika Jayne had no involvement in the sale of her collectible memorabilia by estranged husband Tom Girarid’s law firm, Girardi Keese – she also wasn’t thrilled to see the news make headlines.
“These are all seized items,” a source tells Us Weekly. “She had no approval on what was going to be auctioned off and what’s not auctioned off.”
Erika “doesn’t have a say either way” about the situation, per the insider. “She’s just letting the law firm do what it needs to do. She wants the payment to be settled so she can just move on in life.”
The Girardi Keese firm is planning to sell “office furniture, business machinery, and equipment, as well as furnishings and decorations comprised of art, oriental rugs, sports memorabilia, wine, music memorabilia, statues, vintage law (and other) books, a vintage piano, a Cadillac DTS and much more” to pay off creditors amid Tom’s bankruptcy woes.
Other items up for auction include several “Erika Jayne collectibles” — including signed magazine covers, framed photos, and the Billboard plaque for her 2009 single “Roller Coaster.”
Erika and Tom were married for two decades before Erika filed for divorce in November 2020. A month later, the former couple was hit with a class-action lawsuit accusing them of embezzling settlement funds set aside for victims of a 2018 Lion Air plane crash. It was also alleged that their divorce was “a sham attempt to fraudulently protect Tom and Erika’s money.”
Tom claims he’s broke and doesn’t have “any money.” He also lost his license to practice law earlier this year. On top of all of this, Tom was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s and is currently under a conservatorship run by his younger brother, Robert Girardi.
Erika has not been charged with any crimes and insists she’s had no part in any of the controversies.
“When I entered this marriage 27 years old, which was 20 years ago, Tom had everything — it was all set up, so I just inserted myself in there,” Erika said on a July episode of RHOBH. “Just because you ‘have a lot of money’ doesn’t mean you ‘have a lot of independence, and if you’re not in charge of your own finances from the get, where are you going to go?”
She later broke down in tears over the “unenviable” position she is currently in due to the lawsuits against her and Tom.
“When I filed this divorce, I was a gold digger. This week, [I’m a conspirator]. I mean — what the f–k?” Erika told the cameras. “Neither one of them are true.”