Op The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Spectator heard a lot from Erika Jayne about her scandal and her ex.
Some lawyers who plan to sue her in court also have a lot to say.
A few days ago, the law firm representing the families of the Lion Air Crash victims filed a new indictment against her.
However, it is now not clear whether this claim has any real merit.
Edelson’s law firm has accused Erica Jayne of being involved in receiving misappropriated funds.
The money was intended for the families of the Lion Air crash victims – the “widows and orphans” who grew up so often in this scandal.
Erika’s lawyer argues that if there is evidence of this claim, he has not yet laid eyes on it – and he may be right.
This is part of Tom Girardi’s Chapter 7 bankruptcy case.
Edelson’s customers are to receive money from a settlement that Tom won for them against Boeing after the 2018 crash.
Tom is accused of bringing the family and putting the money in his own pockets.
Edelson claims to have seen financial records obtained from Girardi’s insolvency trust.
These alleged documents show that “money belonging to the surviving widows and orphans of the victims of that plane crash was actually used to make payments to Erica or her companies.”
That’s serious and could be, if not a smoking gun, a key piece of evidence in the case against Erika … maybe.
Of course, this kind of documentation is not the same as proof that Erika had no idea what was going on.
If someone buys me food and turns out to be a jewelry thief who paid for it with poorly earned profits, that’s really on them – unless I know about it.
But what Erica did or did not know about Tom is actually not the key question about it.
Apparently the references in the documents have been edited.
Because of this information blackout, it’s actually impossible for anyone to determine if Edelson really has what they say they have.
Meanwhile, Erika’s lawyer says there is no known evidence for these payments.
“I have never seen evidence to support the claim that Lion Air’s settlement money received by Girardi Keese was sent by GK to my client,” Erika’s lawyer said.
In addition, the statement noted that the insolvency administrator “never claimed that Erica received Lion Air settlement money.”
Erika’s lawyer admits: “I do not know what Edelson is talking about, and he has conveniently edited or disappeared his alleged references in his brief on alleged evidence.”
On the one hand, of course, Erika’s lawyer would say so.
It is his job, and a public statement is very different from speaking before a judge as an officer of the court.
But the special process counsel for the trust, Ronald Richards, is not Erika’s friend, and has thoroughly examined Erika’s finances to determine a role in Tom’s alleged abuse.
Richards also does not think that Edelson’s claims are anything to go by.
“They have not produced any evidence that shows direct payments to Erica or their companies,” Richards commented.
The comment continues: “It’s all a big conjecture that is piled on maybe.”