Erika Jayne is not a happy camper.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star is reportedly “mortified” by the auction of her and estranged husband Tom Girardi’s belongings.
It’s no secret that Tom’s former law firm Girardi Keese is auctioning off items including memorabilia from Erika’s music career to pay off creditors in their ongoing bankruptcy case.
Lot 434 labeled “Erika Jayne collectibles,” including a Billboard plaque for Erika’s hit song “Roller Coaster” and several signed magazines, framed photos, and a CD. The merchandise has received 30 bids to date and is listed at $825. Tom’s law firm owes over $101 million in debt, roughly $97 million more than the total assets of all listed property owned by the law firm.
“Erika’s mortified,” a source tells Life & Style. “But, truth be told, the auction is the least of her worries.”
Speaking of Erika’s troubles, the Pretty Mess singer is being sued for $25 million by the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case involving Tom’s law firm.
Erika and her EJ Global and Pretty Mess companies allegedly received jewelry and other luxury items purchased using money from Tom’s Girardi Keese company.
“Erika has taken the ludicrous position that since she did not receive the payments directly from the [firm], she is not liable,” the document states. “She attempts to create a distinction between handing her money directly versus paying all of her bills directly. The distinction, like her prior motion for reconsideration, is meritless. Any payments made for her benefit are her responsibility.”
While Erika insists “she did not know her husband was maintaining a debt,” the trustee feels “it would be a miscarriage of justice” if the reality star were allowed to “simply walk completely free” while owing more than $25 million to the estate.
“Erika signed all of her tax returns, numerous credit card slips, and was well aware of the money she spent on the Debtor’s credit cards and the Debtor’s payment of her personal expenses,” the trustee alleged. “Her feigned willful blindness and ostrich approach to these expenditures will do absolutely nothing to limit her liability.”
The trustee added that “the glam cannot be supported by a sham” and wants the court to force Erika to repay the $25 million interest.
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