Erika Jayne dons casual clothes as she runs errands in LA … after she was served with $50M racketeering lawsuit
- Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 51, was served July 22 at LAX
- Jayne was arriving from a Hawaii getaway with Lisa Rinna and Diana Jenkins
- She was given docs by a process server as she was departing from the airport
- In the suit filed by Edelson PC, she is accused of conspiracy to racketeering, conspiracy and unlawful business practice among nine charges
- Jayne has spoken about her legal troubles on the reality show, denying all claims of wrongdoing while saying she felt ‘terrible’ about the course of events
Erika Jayne was seen returning to her Los Angeles home on Wednesday after running errands, less than two weeks after she was served with a $50 million racketeering lawsuit.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 51, wore a long-sleeved white shirt with black athletic pants and patterned sneakers as she was seen getting out of a black SUV.
The Atlanta-born reality star had her blonde locks down and parted, wearing reflective sunglasses and toting a black designer purse on the summer weekday.
The latest: Erika Jayne, 51, was seen returning to her Los Angeles home on Wednesday after running errands, less than two weeks after she was served with a $50 million racketeering lawsuit
Jayne was delivered legal papers by a process server on July 22 at Los Angeles International Airport, as she returned from a Hawaiian vacation.
Jayne, in the suit filed by Edelson PC, is accused of conspiracy to racketeering, conspiracy and unlawful business practice among nine charges, in connection with her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s ongoing legal issues with his firm Girardi Keese.
In the legal docs, Girardi and Jayne are accused of misappropriating ‘client settlement money to project an image of wealth and to prop up a lifestyle made for reality TV.’
Edelson PC said that the EJ Global company Jayne ran had been ‘created for the purpose of funneling money from Girardi Keese to benefit’ her.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star wore a long-sleeved white shirt with black athletic pants and patterned sneakers as she was seen getting out of a black SUV
Jayne earlier this summer embarked on a vacation with castmates Diana Jenkins, 49, and Lisa Rinna, 59
Jayne was knowledgeable of Girardi’s embezzlement ‘scheme’ toward settlement funds earmarked for victims of the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crash, in which all 189 people onboard died, Edelson PC said in the suit.
In court docs, Edelson PC said Jayne was a ‘frontwoman’ for Girardi Keese, ‘selling to the world’ the notion that it ‘was successful.’
Jayne was named in a prior racketeering suit filed in April that attorney Jay Edelson told Page Six in an email was ‘more limited, in terms of who we sued, what we were suing about, and the legal theories we are pursuing.’
The suit Jayne was served with is aimed at ‘prosecuting the claims of the clients (the widows and orphans)’ involved in the crash settlement, Edelson said.
Edelson said he’s confident his firm can ‘can prove to a jury that the Girardi firm was, and has long been, a criminal enterprise.’
Jayne has spoken about her legal troubles on the popular reality show, denying all claims of wrongdoing while saying she felt ‘terrible’ about the course of events.
The firm Edelson PC said the law firm run by Tom Girardi, 83, was ‘a criminal enterprise.’ He was snapped in LA in 2018
Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi in November of 2020 after a 21-year marriage. The former couple was seen on RHOBH
She said on the show’s season 11 reunion episode last fall, ‘This is not who I am and I hope this is not who he is,’ referring to Girardi, 83, of whom she said, ‘I hope that he has not done what is alleged here.’
On an episode of the Bravo series earlier this month, Jayne went into detail about her marital status with Girardi, who she filed for divorce from in November of 2020 after a 21-year marriage.
Jayne said it wasn’t sensible to ‘get a divorce right now’ from Girardi with the ongoing litigation and financial issues, noting ‘there’s so much legal s*** going on.’
She said, ‘It’s ironic, but if I was divorced from Tom, I’d have to pay him alimony… I’ll stay married, thanks.’
Girardi has been living in a nursing home after he was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. His license to practice law was revoked in March of 2021, and in July of that year, he was placed into a conservatorship by his brother Robert.
Jayne said on the show that her ‘life has moved on and everything is separate’ as she’s ‘legally separated,’ adding, ‘it’s a weird time and I’m really ready for it to be over.’