Lawyers For Erika Jayne Deny She’s Being Uncooperative In Bankruptcy Case

It’s getting pretty complicated for Erika Jayne: Lawyers for the TV personality have responded to recent claims that she is not cooperating in the involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy case of her ex-husband Tom Girardi.

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The “XXPEN $ IVE” singer and the 82-year-old separated in November 2020 after 21 years together. Soon after, the old flames found themselves facing legal issues – including a civil lawsuit in which Girardi was accused of embezzling money from a settlement fund for the families of survivors of a Boeing 737 plane crash.

As OKAY! previously reported, the Real housewives from Beverly Hills star, 49, has been accused of refusing to give bank statements to a bankruptcy trustee and of hiding her assets in court. Jayne was originally named as the defendant in the case because the plaintiff company, Edelson PC, claims that Girardi used the settlement funds to finance his “lavish lifestyle” and that of his wife at the time.

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Source: Mega

On Wednesday June 23, the plaintiff creditors filed a petition asking Jayne’s accountant to hand over “key financial documents” stating: “Erika refused to give access to her management company, her CPA which also houses her management company, all books and records. EJ Global or one of its affiliates. “

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However, in court documents obtained by Sixth page on Friday, June 25, Jayne’s lawyers insist that she has “been and remains prepared to cooperate fully” with the ongoing investigation.

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The attorney for the TV personality also reiterated his request for a lawyer Ronald N. Richards withdrawn from the case after he reportedly publicly shared “false and inflammatory social media posts and statements” on his social media accounts.

Jayne’s lawyers have claimed Richards harassed the reality TV star and participated in YouTube interviews about the case. In a point-of-sale statement, Richards replied: “It is laughable to suggest that our 16,000 subscribers compared to Erika’s 417,000 subscribers in a city of 12,500,000 would somehow have a impact on anything.

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“The First Amendment does not leave the doors of the courthouse and the motion is a transparent attempt to interfere with the choice of counsel for the trustee. These First Amendment arguments were previously raised by his other lawyer and rejected. No gag order has been issued, ”he added. “Simply submitting harmless and objectionable hearsay comments on public documents does not create any relevant or actionable information. “

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Meanwhile, Jayne’s ongoing divorce is currently unfolding in the current season of the Bravo Realtiy series. During the episode that aired Wednesday, June 23, the TV personality explained what had prompted her to unplug her marriage: “I left because he pushed me further and further. that I had before were now reduced to a sentence or two. I kept walking around this house and I knew this marriage was going down a really crappy path. “

Jayne – who admitted to voluntarily filing for divorce on Election Day hoping the breakup would be buried in the news – added: “I had to make the choice to do what was right for me. I couldn’t live on this anymore. way. “

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