‘RHOBH’ star Erika Jayne hires new lawyer in bankruptcy case
Changing representation. Erika Jayne hired a new lawyer to represent her in her current bankruptcy case, Us weekly can confirm.
the Real housewives from Beverly Hills star, 49, filed documents on Monday, July 5, informing the court that his new lawyer, Evan C. Borges, will take care of his case in the future.
Last month, his first lawyer, Pierre Mastan, filed a motion to withdraw the reality TV star’s case after Hulu’s release The housewife and the con artist, a documentary about Erika and her ex-husband, Tom girardi. The film included interviews with several clients who claimed that the Girardi had stolen the settlement money set aside for them.
“The relationship of trust that is essential to the proper functioning of a lawyer-client relationship has broken down and, according to the lawyer’s good faith assessment, the relationship is irreparable,” reads the petition, filed June 14. Three days later, however, Mastan filed another motion denying his original request to leave the case.
Borges’ hiring comes just days after a judge ordered the Nice mess the author to submit all his financial files no later than Wednesday, July 21 at 5 p.m. The requested documents include bank statements, cashier’s checks, money orders and any emails or texts related to his finances.
Bravo’s personality had previously been accused of refusing to submit these documents during the ongoing bankruptcy case against Tom, 82. Erika has not been charged with any felony, but her legal problems have escalated as authorities investigate her ex’s finances amid her ongoing divorce proceedings.
Since filing for divorce from Tom in November 2020, the “One Hot Pleasure” singer has maintained that she was unaware of her husband’s financial problems. The following month, however, she was taken to court, alleging that she and her ex-spouse had embezzled funds intended for the families of the victims of the Lion Air flight 610 crash.
In March, court documents revealed that Tom was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and late-onset dementia. He is placed under provisional guardianship, with his brother, Robert girardi, taking control of their personal care and finances.
Three months later, however, he told the court he wished to step down from guardianship. “Obviously, I strongly disagree with the guardianship,” he said at a hearing in June. “I think we should put together the reasons why the trusteeship should be dissolved, and then we will respond to them, go to court.”
With the report by Marjorie Hernandez