Oof, the bombshells keep dropping!
Tom Girardi just implicated his estranged wife Erika Jayne in his ongoing legal woes.
The famed lawyer was spotted leaving a two-hour lunch with a friend when the paparazzi approached him and asked, “Did Erika know anything?”
The frail-looking attorney paused before throwing his ex under the bus.
“I think she does,” he said.
This admission is shocking and could potentially be troubling for the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, who claims she had no idea that Tom was allegedly embezzling millions from his clients over the years.
Tom is accused of funneling millions from his clients, including widows, orphans, fire and plane crash victims, to fund his and Erika’s lavish lifestyle.
After Tom’s stunning claim, Erika was swarmed by the paps when she arrived back in LA following a short trip to Las Vegas earlier the week.
When asked about Tom’s claims that she knew of his crimes, Erika stayed silent and instead walked through the airport parking lot being as stoic as ever.
Tom is currently staying in an assisted living facility after being diagnosed with late-onset Alzheimer’s disease and dementia earlier this year. He is also under a conservatorship headed by his younger brother Robert Girardi.
I’m shocked that anyone in Tom’s life let him speak to the paparazzi. I don’t think Tom’s claims will hold up in court, but I think many will want to know more about Erika’s alleged knowledge.
Ronald Richards, the lawyer overseeing Tom’s bankruptcy case, shared his opinions on Tom’s shocking claim on Twitter.
“1. Her knowledge is irrelevant. This is for show and has no legal significance. 2. Tom is incompetent as a witness as he has a conservator appointed for him. Big non-event!” he tweeted.
Richards added, “we don’t care if she knows. We only care if she was the beneficiary of the expenses and actually made the charges. The answer to both of those questions is YES.”
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