The saga of the divorce of Erika Jayne and Tom Girardi has just taken another turn.
The 81-year-old Los Angeles lawyer claims that he is broken, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times.
The press quoted him as saying in the fall of 2020: “At one point I had about 80 million or 50 million in cash. Everything is gone. I have no money.”
In addition to the divorce of the “Real Housewives” star, the venerable legal power is also being sued for allegedly mishandling clients’ funds.
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A lawsuit was filed against Girardi, his law firm and Jayne. In court documents obtained by Fox News in December, the Edelson PC company from Chicago is suing the couple and several co-defendants for embezzling millions of dollars, allegedly intended for the family money of the victims of the 2018 Lion Air accident.
Edelson PC claimed that Girardi represented the family members and then put the settlements in his pocket to finance his and his extraordinary lifestyle.
Girardi is also being sued by Wells Fargo Bank for failing to pay more than $ 800,000 in rent, maintenance, taxes, overruns and more, Fox News confirmed.
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In the trial, first reported by Us Weekly, Wells Fargo accused Girardi of concluding five separate leases with the bank. Girardi and his Los Angeles-based law firm, Girardi Keese, reportedly stopped making monthly payments in July and August, violating his contract, the bank said.
Jayne, who is also a singer and performer on Broadway, announced her divorce from Girardi in November.
“After much analysis, I decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,” she confirmed to Fox News at the time.
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The couple has been married for 21 years. In her divorce petition, Erika Jayne asked her husband to cover her lawyer’s fees as well as provide support for her husband. However, Girardi allegedly asked the court to put an end to the reality star’s request.
The couple’s representatives did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Melissa Roberto of Fox News contributed to this report.