Erika Jayne, formerly married to Tom Girardi, has scored a win in the $5M fraud lawsuit filed against her by two of her ex-husband’s former colleagues. The colleagues, namely Phillip Sheldon and Robert Finn, filed the lawsuit in 2020 against Jayne, 51. They claimed that she was aiding and abetting her husband’s alleged crime.
This Tuesday, Jayne’s attorney confirmed that the Los Angeles Judge, Richard Fruin, found no evidence implicating the RHOBH star in any wrongdoing. The judge ruled that there wasn’t enough proof that the TV star was aware of her estranged husband’s alleged illegal moves.
Sheldon and Finn, in their lawsuit, claimed that Girardi was using their cut to fund her lifestyle, which they termed lavish. They also accused Erika Jayne of disrupting the investigation of the fraud lawsuit against her.
Erika Jayne Wins Fraud Lawsuit Against Her Ex-husband’s Colleagues
Following Erika Jayne’s fraud lawsuit, she had to get her company out of suspension for her to avail of the tax return details. The tax details will help in the investigation process.
Her accusers, Sheldon and Finn, believed that she intentionally delayed the process of getting her establishment out of suspension. The plaintiffs felt she did it to gain an unfair advantage in the litigation. They even urged the court to give her a 10-day ultimatum.
Erika Jayne responded by stating that she didn’t do the invoices. According to her, the books were done at Girardi and Keese.
The star added that she felt they took care of the books, so she didn’t have to concern herself. It wasn’t like she was making millions of bucks, she added.
But all of that is in the past now after the Judge’s declaration. The judge, Fruin, stated that Sheldon and Finn tried to link Jayne to the crime by claiming that inappropriate funds were sent to her company, EJ Global LLC. But there was no direct evidence connecting her.
The fraud lawsuit against Erika Jayne experienced a turn when the judge disclosed that the lavish lifestyle the plaintiffs claim is funded by the community property owned by her and her ex-husband. The judge ruled the evidence irrelevant.