The trustee claimed in new court documents filed Tuesday that Girardi bought the lavish jewelry in 2007 using funds skimmed from a trust account represented by his firm, 吉拉迪·基斯（Girardi Keese） (GK), 根据 TMZ.
The documents further allege the purchase was simply justified as “成本” on the account. 杰恩 filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020. She and the lawyer had been married over 20 年份.
在八月, the trustee began liquidating assets held by Girardi Keese in a concerted effort to repay Girardi’s creditors, and in following a paper trail, appeared to uncover the large purchase.
然而, an attorney for the “比佛利山庄的真正家庭主妇” 剧组成员, 50, told Fox News Digital in a statement that the singer and actress “innocently” received the earrings from her ex and is being roped into the investigation for his alleged crimes.
“I am disturbed by everyone jumping to conclusions about Erika, who is innocent, and trying to blame her for the actions of others,” the statement from Jayne’s lawyer, Evan Borges, 说.
“If the law matters, the trustee’s motion is completely out of bounds. Even based on the incomplete hearsay evidence filed with the motion, the trustee has no claim based on Erika innocently receiving a gift of earrings 15 years ago from her now-estranged and then-extraordinarily wealthy husband.”
Borges further states in a motion filed Wednesday that in order to maintain the “status quo” and as a token of “good faith,” 杰恩 “will agree and has agreed to hold and not transfer or sell the earrings” 和 “will provide the earrings to a third-party escrow to be held in trust pending the trustee finishing her investigation.”
In the six-page motion, Borges argues that “Erika is completely innocent” 和 “not even the trustee alleges that Erika knew the source of funds that her wealthy husband used to buy her a gift of earrings 15 几年前 (which replaced a prior set of earrings bought years prior to that).
“埃里卡, a non-attorney who had no role in managing GK, should not have to be the one arguing for full investigations and discovery into what GK did in the past,” the document adds. “The trustee seeks to blame Erika for events of 15 years ago at a law firm in which Erika had no part.”
Jayne and Girardi are accused of embezzling funds designated for victims of the 2018 Lion Air plane crash after Girardi represented the plaintiffs in a class-action suit against the airline.
Fox News Digital obtained court documents in August that indicated Girardi’s law firm was more than $ 100 million in debt, and an entertainment company owned by Jayne, EJ Global LLC, 有 allegedly received $ 25 百万 from Girardi, 82.
在十二月 2020, the couple was hit with a lawsuit for failing to pay an $ 882,715 judgment.
In a Hulu documentary, “The Housewife and the Hustler,” which was released in June and centered on the couple’s alleged fraud and legal troubles, Girardi was shown in a deposition admitting he was broke.
“At one point I had about $ 80 million or $ 50 million in cash,” he said in September 2020. “That’s all gone. I don’t have any money. I also had a stock portfolio of about $ 50 百万, and that’s all gone.”
The law firm was also approved for a $ 1.5 百万 Paycheck Protection Program loan on April 15, 2020, five months before Girardi claimed he ran out of money.
Girardi has been plagued by health issues, 在 J 的联邦审判中连续第二天出庭 Alzheimer’s and early dementia diagnosis that ultimately led to the once-esteemed litigator losing his law license in March. Girardi’s family has claimed Girardi is also suffering from memory loss due to his age.
Jayne has not been formally charged with any crimes.