Looks like Erika Jayne will be lucky if she walks away with a penny from her marriage to Tom Girardi as more and more creditors keep coming out of the woodwork claiming that the once famed attorney owes them money.
According to Radar Online, Erika’s estranged husband owes the Internal Revenue Service some major money.
Court documents show that Tom was hit with a $3.7 million creditor’s claim as part of his involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Between Tom and his now-defunct law firm, Girardi Keese, it is believed he owes over $101 million to creditors.
Now, the IRS claims that Tom failed to pay them for 2018 and 2019. The former attorney allegedly owes the IRS $257,220 for 2018 and another $3,3345,619 for 2019.
Tom’s 2018 tax bill has accused $20k in interest while his 2019 tax bill is up by $43k. He’s also been hit with a $51k civil penalty by the IRS.
The new debt will take priority over most other debts in the Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Tom’s tax issues will need to be paid in full before Erika ever sees a dime. The former reality TV couple’s divorce is on pause until the bankruptcy cases are settled.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her estranged husband have received a ton of backlash over the debt because many of the people Tom owes money to are his former clients including orphans, burn victims, and widows.
RHOBH is expected to return to Bravo in Spring 2022.