Every aspect of Erika Jayne’s life is under scrutiny, including the $25 million her company, EJ Global LLC, received from her estranged husband Tom Giardi’s Girardi Keese law firm.
Months after it was revealed that Tom’s law firm gave Erika’s company millions and millions of dollars, we are learning more about what Erika allegedly spent the money on.
The trustees overseeing the Girardi Keese bankruptcy have uncovered that Erika’s company spent more than $25 million on various expenses, including her American Express bill, assistants, and a glam squad.
Lawyers for the trustees revealed this news in a letter sent to Erika’s lawyers. The letter also noted that the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is the company’s sole owner.
The money given to Erika’s company was allegedly distributed in the following ways:
$14,259,012.84 to an American Express card
$1,532,774.88 at the McDonald Selznick Associates Agency
$102,596.77 to Stephanie Shepherd
$17,415 to Opus Beauty, an agency that represents “best and most influential and sought after artists in the business”
$8,480 to E5 Global Media — who publishes Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter
$10,400 to the Los Angeles Times Magazine
$1,417,587.50 on other unknown purchases
Erika also appears to have paid various public relations groups high sums of money through her company.
Ronald Richards, one of the lawyers representing the trustees, told Page Six that Erika owes the Girardi Keese law firm over $28 million-plus interest.
“It is immaterial whether she knew her husband had improperly diverted funds from clients,” Richards said in a statement. “What is relevant is that she received complete and total value for the receivable, and a formal demand for payment was sent. We are hopeful she backs up her on-air statement last night that the victims come first. “
However, Erika’s attorney told Page Six that “Erika never had and does not have personal liability for any debts or obligations of EJ Global LLC, period.”
The reality star’s attorney also claimed that the trustee’s latest allegations against Erika were a “malicious” and “reckless publicity grab,” as “none of the payments and no money whatsoever went to Erika.”
“On behalf of Erika, we will seek all appropriate remedies against all responsible parties for claims such as these,” the statement from Erika’s attorney read.
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