Erika Jayne could do ‘more’ for alleged victims
Erika Jayne isn’t doing enough for the alleged victims of her ex-husband Tom Girardi’s embezzlement scandal, according to her former pal Garcelle Beauvais.
“There’s so much more she could do, although she’s not guilty of knowing everything Tom was doing,” Beauvais, 55, explained during Monday’s episode of “The Real.”
“But it’s a way of saying, ‘I have compassion for you and so take the jewelry, take the earrings, take the necklace.'”
Co-host Adrienne Bailon, 38, agreed, saying: “If I knew this information and had these diamonds, I wouldn’t want these diamonds.”
She added, “I couldn’t sleep at night knowing I had diamonds that were paid for with money that was stolen from innocent families.”
The comments come just days after Page Six confirmed that Jayne, 50, was dismissed from the trial for embezzlement and fraud against Girardi, 82.
“The truth matters,” Jayne’s attorney, Evan Borges, told Us in a statement Saturday. “The truth here is that Erika had no role in Lion Air’s relationship, actions, or inaction between attorneys and their clients, and she never received any of the client settlement funds from Lion Air.”
Jayne and Girardi were sued in December 2020 by class action law firm Edelson PC – on behalf of a number of victims of the Boeing plane crash – for allegedly misappropriating settlement funds intended to help victims of the Lion Air Flight 610, federal court documents have revealed.
A bankruptcy trustee further claimed that Girardi brought Jayne $750,000 worth of diamonds using allegedly stolen client funds. Attorney Borges claimed in a court filing that Jayne was unaware and ‘completely innocent’, and agreed in a ‘show of good faith’ not to sell or transfer the earrings pending an investigation .
As Page Six previously reported, Beauvais and co-star Sutton Stracke, 50, got into an “explosive” fight with Jayne while filming Season 12 of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
“Garcelle is coming for Erika this season,” a source told Page Six earlier this month. “A few nights ago, during filming, they really got into it.”
Beauvais has since unfollowed the “Pretty Mess” singer on Instagram, but has continued to post cryptic social media messages that appear to be responding to their breakup.