Erika Jayne Accused of Being ‘Frontwoman’ for ‘Criminal Enterprise’!
This continue to get worse for Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne who is now being accused of being the ‘Frontwoman’ for her husband’s ‘Criminal Enterprise’ in new $55 million racketeering lawsuit…
CelebnReality247.com reports that Beverly Hills Housewives star Erika Jayne has been named in a new $55 million racketeering lawsuit.
On the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Erika Jayne’s question from Andy Cohen was intense. However, some of her answer still left us questioning her truth and now we are getting reports that she lied? Not to mention multiple reports claiming she is going broke.
Wow, we are speechless.
According to multiple reports, Erika Jayne, her company EJ Global LLC, Tom Girardi’s Girardi & Keese law firm and its lenders were all accused of numerous crimes – including racketeering, unlawful business practice, deceit, and receipt of stolen property.
The group is being accused of misappropriating settlements from several cases, including money due to the families of the victims of a 2018 Boeing jet crash in Indonesia.
The suit alleges Girardi & Keese “stole more than $100 million dollars from the firm’s clients, co-counsel, vendors, and many others unfortunate enough to do business” with them. It further called the company “little more than a criminal enterprise, disguised as a law firm.”
Girardi & Keese is also accused of specifically “siphoning off millions to fund … a lifestyle so lavish that Erika was a cast member of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,'” where she and Tom “certainly played up the part of flaunting their wealth and the fact that Tom was a powerful attorney who wooed celebrities, judges, and politicians alike.”
Now the fingers are pointing towards Erika directly!
The suit alleges Jayne acted as the “frontwoman” for the scheme, “selling to the world (and unsuspecting clients)” that the firm was successful. It’s a job Edelson PC says she “was exceptionally good” at. The suit alleges Erika “shamelessly displayed a nationwide showroom of the money they stole on ‘Real Housewives,’ famously spending $40,000 per month on her ‘look,’ and releasing a song called ‘XXPEN$IVE’ — featuring the refrain ‘It’s expensive to be me.'”
The suit is filled with claims about how Erika allegedly “uses her significant public platform” to “lie about her own involvement” in the scheme — and says she even tries “to assist Tom and the others in getting away with it” on the show.
Why Erika James is Being Accused of Lying:
The suit claims Erika was lying when she appeared on “Watch What Happens Live” in 2019 and claimed she pays her own bills. “At this time, Erika knew that she did not ‘pay her own bills’ and that her lavish lifestyle was being funded entirely by Tom’s law firm,” the suit says. She’s also accused of filing for divorce in a “sham attempt to protect her assets from creditors,” before leveraging RHOBH to “defend Tom after the revelations of the scheme were uncovered.”
Erika’s story about Tom’s car crash also plays a big role in the suit, with Edelson PC claiming she “began parroting a story about Tom’s supposed mental decline that his attorneys were advancing” as part of his defense. Edelson accuses Erika of “attempting to explain away the decade-long” scheme “by blaming Tom’s supposed mental decline” and even claims her story changed between Seasons 8 — when the accident actually happened — and Season 11.
In 2018, she claimed Tom simply broke his ankle and was fine, before changing her account “dramatically … after the scheme was uncovered,” reads the suit. In a 2021 episode, she said Tom actually “had a head injury, he broke his shoulder, snapped his ankle and broke his clavicle” after he “drove off a cliff” behind their home.
“Of course, if these new details about the car accident were true, it would have been understandable for Erika to keep them private,” the suit admits, before adding, “But by all accounts, Erika’s new story appears to be fabricated.” As supposed proof, Edelson points to a clip from the show filmed a few weeks after the accident where “Tom was not wearing any casts, slings, or harnesses of any kind and appeared to be moving his arms and shoulders normally.” Sutton Stracke questioning the story is also mentioned in the documents.
James Could Be Facing Jail Time:
Edelson goes on to question the timing of Erika’s story, saying her new account was filmed “on the same day that Tom’s lawyers raised a mental incompetency defense for the first time.”
They believe this coincidence “shows that Erika is colluding with Tom and likely coordinating directly with his lawyers to assist with his defense.”
If this is true, Erika Jane may be heading down the same road as Teresa Giudice. How many years will she have to go to jail is yet to be foreseen.