Jay Edelson, the founder of Edelson PC and one of many current lawsuits Thomas Girardi and his estranged wife, Erika Jayne of The real housewives of Beverly HillsHe spoke out in a podcast on Wednesday about his case against the ex-couple.
After this The housewife and the hustler nodded to the $ 2 million embezzlement case he filed against Thomas and Erika late last year portrayed for the public.
“Tom has apparently stolen money from customers and a lot of money for decades,” Jay said on the episode of Jan. Reality with Kate Casey Podcasts. “And then the next question is, ‘Why?’ And the reason for that is the incredible influence he’s had.”
In late 2020, weeks after Erika filed for divorce, Jay and his team accused Thomas and his wife, widows and orphans of airplane crash victims, of robbing a $ 2 million settlement from Boeing.
“We decided to submit [our lawsuit] because Erica filed for divorce. When she filed for divorce, we did [realized] that she probably did it because the money was gone, “Jay explained. “The theory in our case is that she was basically taking client money and using it to fund her lifestyle. And if we are successful in [proving] That means we will be able to get back any possessions she has to pay any kind of judgment. “
How RHOBH Fans may have heard that Erika has been trying to keep her fortune over the past few weeks by suggesting that it was gifts from her husband and not assets from the once famous lawyer.
She also tried to portray herself as the innocent wife of Thomas. But, as Jay Kate said, he plans to prove that she was heavily involved in both his borrowing and his alleged transfer of misappropriated funds.
“He loaned her money [entertainment] Company, ten million dollars in their company, and we believe the money came from customer funds. We’re going to look at all of this and that will be all [part of the proof we present] in front of a jury that she is knee deep in this fraud, ”he swore.
Although Erika has claimed that only Thomas knows of the alleged crimes he has committed in recent years, Jay doesn’t believe she was one of his victims. Instead, he has the feeling that she actually “played” him.
“I mean, how much money did he get from him to advance her career? Money he didn’t even have. So I don’t see them as victims. She cheated on the cheater somehow, ”he remarked.
After several lawsuits were filed against him late last year, including Jay’s, Thomas was placed under his brother’s provisional custody. Robert Girardi, and was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Jay was immediately skeptical.
“It seemed very practical,” he said.
After all, Jay had communicated with Thomas late last year before the diagnosis.
“To me, it didn’t feel like we were talking to someone who was mentally retarded,” he said. “He spoke at lawyers’ meetings shortly before the lawsuit. There are some on YouTube and others who have been separated where he was the same old Tom [five or 10] years ago. So to me it all just feels like shit. “
Jay also said that Thomas tried to “bribe” him during his negotiations with Thomas.
“[He] basically told us that he has a very close connection with judges and that he could bring us another million dollars, ”said Jay.
As for next, Jay said he and his team will be making testimonies soon.
“And that’s where the fun really happens. We’re going to drop some of Tom’s former partners. And we expect to drop Erika too, and Tom and that’s where the rubber hits the road. She can say what she wants on her reality show, but when she’s under oath we’ll see a very different Erika Jayne, ”he teased.
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