Erika Jayne accused of returning wrong diamond earrings to Tom Girardi’s bankruptcy trustee

RHOBH’s Erika Jayne is accused of returning wrong diamond earrings to Tom Girardi’s bankruptcy trustee… NOT her prized $750k ones

  •  Lawyer Ronald Richards accused her of turning over the wrong pair to ex Thomas Girardi‘s bankruptcy trustee
  •  The Beverly Hills-based criminal defense and civil litigation attorney made the claim over Twitter on November 23
  •  ”We can safely report that the earrings that Erika Girardi gave to the Trustee are NOT the same earrings on the sales invoice,’ he tweeted
  •  The news comes just days after news broke that the singer’s prized earrings were set to be auctioned off for a much lower price
  •  She and her ex are currently facing a raft of legal problems over allegations that Girardi, 83, embezzled millions in settlement money from his clients

Erika Jayne’s $750,000 earrings are making headlines yet again, after lawyer Ronald Richards accused her of turning over the wrong pair to ex Thomas Girardi‘s bankruptcy trustee.

The  Beverly Hills-based criminal defense and civil litigation attorney made the claim over Twitter on November 23.

‘We can safely report that the earrings that Erika Girardi gave to the Trustee are NOT the same earrings on the sales invoice aka as the replacement earrings purchased through a tax fraud by Tom Girardi where he falsely claimed the $750k check was a court cost,’ Ronald alleged. 

Yikes: Erika Jayne's $750,000 earrings are making headlines yet again, after lawyer Ronald Richards accused her of turning over the wrong pair to ex Thomas Girardi‘s bankruptcy trustee

Yikes: Erika Jayne’s $750,000 earrings are making headlines yet again, after lawyer Ronald Richards accused her of turning over the wrong pair to ex Thomas Girardi‘s bankruptcy trustee

The news comes just days after news broke that the singer’s prized earrings were set to be auctioned off for a much lower price. 

She and her ex are currently facing a raft of legal problems over allegations that Girardi, 83, a disbarred attorney, embezzled millions in settlement money from his clients and that Jayne colluded in his malfeasance to fund her top-flight lifestyle.

Girardi has been accused of spending $750,000 of misappropriated money on the earrings, which Erika was court-ordered over the summer to put on auction.

Wild accusation: The Beverly Hills-based criminal defense and civil litigation attorney made the claim over Twitter on November 23; seen in April 2022

Wild accusation: The Beverly Hills-based criminal defense and civil litigation attorney made the claim over Twitter on November 23; seen in April 2022

'We can safely report that the earrings that Erika Girardi gave to the Trustee are NOT the same earrings on the sales invoice aka as the replacement earrings purchased through a tax fraud by Tom Girardi where he falsely claimed the $750k check was a court cost,' Ronald claimed via Twitter on November 23

‘We can safely report that the earrings that Erika Girardi gave to the Trustee are NOT the same earrings on the sales invoice aka as the replacement earrings purchased through a tax fraud by Tom Girardi where he falsely claimed the $750k check was a court cost,’ Ronald claimed via Twitter on November 23

When the jewelry was appraised ahead of the sale, their value was estimated to be between $250,000 and $350,000, TMZ claimed earlier this week. 

The vice president of the auction house said in a press release last month: ‘As far as value, as it is a court-ordered sale, the bidding will be starting around $200,000.’

At the dawn of this year as the allegations swirled around Girardi, Jayne was asked by a bankruptcy trustee to relinquish the earrings.

Unbelievable: The news comes just days after news broke that the singer's prized earrings were set to be auctioned off for a much lower price

Unbelievable: The news comes just days after news broke that the singer’s prized earrings were set to be auctioned off for a much lower price

In court documents obtained by DailyMail.com, Jayne agreed to ‘provide the earrings to a third party escrow to be held in trust’ while the claim was investigated.

Then in June a judge ordered her to auction off the earrings, while saying he did not believe Jayne ‘was aware the earrings were stolen property’ when she got them.

However the judge did conclude that ‘settlement funds from the trust account created for a class action handled by Thomas’ firm Girardi Keese were used to pay for the diamond earrings.’ 

Complicated: She and her ex are currently facing a raft of legal problems over allegations that Girardi, 83, a disbarred attorney, embezzled millions in settlement money from his clients and that Jayne colluded in his malfeasance to fund her top-flight lifestyle

Complicated: She and her ex are currently facing a raft of legal problems over allegations that Girardi, 83, a disbarred attorney, embezzled millions in settlement money from his clients and that Jayne colluded in his malfeasance to fund her top-flight lifestyle 

While appearing at BravoCon last month in aid of her show The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, Jayne told Us Weekly the earrings were not for sale but ‘on appeal.’ 

However the vice president of John Moran Auctioneers told Page Six that his firm will be auctioning off the jewelry on December 7.

‘They are quite possibly the most talked about jewelry in the world at the moment, which adds kind of an unknown excitement and interest factor,’ he plugged.

Ouch: In June a judge ordered her to auction off the earrings, while saying he did not believe Jayne 'was aware the earrings were stolen property' when she got them

Ouch: In June a judge ordered her to auction off the earrings, while saying he did not believe Jayne ‘was aware the earrings were stolen property’ when she got them

Controversy and debate have been swirling around the subject of whether Jayne should have to give up the statement jewelry.

A whole episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills this year was named after the scandal – The Girl With The Diamond Earrings.

Jayne was seen furiously defending her decision to keep the jewelry, insisting: ‘I’m not guilty, that’s why I fight as hard as I do.’

Her co-stars Crystal Kung Minkoff and Garcelle Beauvais were on the other side of the question, arguing that she should let the earrings go.

Under scrutiny: A whole episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills this year was named after the scandal - The Girl With The Diamond Earrings

Under scrutiny: A whole episode of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills this year was named after the scandal – The Girl With The Diamond Earrings 

Jayne stuck to her guns, insisting that the matter should be adjudicated ‘in the court of law, not in the court of public opinion!’

Minkoff said in a confessional: ‘Whether or not your husband has been convicted of the crimes, why can’t you show empathy?’ 

‘If you don’t understand that you’re an amateur and get the f*** out,’ Jayne said. ‘You believe that s*** just because somebody says so?’ 

Throwback: Jayne has swatted away the widespread conjecture that her decision to file for divorce in November 2020 was a 'sham' to protect her and Girardi's asset

Throwback: Jayne has swatted away the widespread conjecture that her decision to file for divorce in November 2020 was a ‘sham’ to protect her and Girardi’s assets

Meanwhile, Girardi, who has been disbarred and now lives in a nursing home, is accused of embezzling millions in settlement money from the families of the victims of the 2018 Lion Air crash, which claimed the lives of all 189 people on board.

Jayne has staunchly denied knowing anything about Girardi’s alleged financial improprieties, declaring on The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills: ‘This is not who I am and I hope this is not who he is.’

She has also swatted away the widespread conjecture that her decision to file for divorce in November 2020 was a ‘sham’ to protect her and Girardi’s assets.

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