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Erika Girardi Dropped As Model For Rihanna’s Fenty Lingerie Line Amid Tom Girardi Ongoing Divorce And Legal Drama!

Erika Girardi is no longer employed as a model for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty line — as her contract was ‘not renewed’ — amid Tom Girardi’s ongoing divorce and legal drama.

Sources claim that the RHOBH star’s six-month contract with Savage x Fenty was not renewed.

“It's no secret Rihanna is a huge fan of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and loved Erika Jayne,” a source told The Sun. “Her team called her to be an ambassador last year and she appeared in their second fashion show, they were thrilled to have her on board.”

“But amid the scandal, they have no current plans to work with her, there have been discussions and at the minute they think it’s a bad look. Erika is under fire right now, it’s unlikely she'll be paid for promoting Savage x Fenty anytime soon.”

“It’s a shame because her shoots were absolutely stunning, and she was able to reach a large audience, but it’s not happening.”

A second source close to the Bravo reality star told the publication that the brand has not dropped her, insisting they were “very happy” with the work they did with the Pretty Mess singer, but their six-month contract is now over.

“The campaign shots were well received, but Erika is set to launch her own lingerie line, so she wouldn't be able to sign anything,” the second source told The Sun. “For obvious reasons, the line is on hold at the moment, but it’s definitely coming and she’s excited about it.”

As previously reported, it was revealed this week that the Pretty Mess author may have to repay settlement funds intended for her estranged husband’s former clients amid allegations that Tom’s firm gave Erika’s companies $20 million over the years. The Ruigomez family, who were featured in Hulu’s The Housewife and the Hustler, can pursue a collections lawsuit against Erika to obtain the $11 million they are owed from Tom.

“The Ruigomez Family, the Girardi Trustee and the GK Trustee shall cooperate with each other with their collection efforts against Erika,” the court documents obtained by Us Weekly read.

Erika and Tom made headlines in November 2020 when the Bravo reality star filed for divorce after 20 years of marriage. The following month, the estranged couple was sued for fraud and embezzlement. 

In addition to accusing them of swindling $2 million in settlement funds intended for families of victims of a 2018 plane crash, class action firm Edelson PC claimed in federal court documents that the divorce was “simply a sham attempt to fraudulently protect Tom’s and Erika’s money from those that seek to collect on debts owed by Tom and his law firm.”

Tom faced a second lawsuit later that month, alleging that his company breached a written agreement and conversation with Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services. The bank sought immediate payment on the $882,715 outstanding bill.

In September 2020, Tom told the court that he lost millions of dollars and has “no money” left. The 82-yar-old was placed under a temporary conservatorship in February when his brother assumed control of his daily activities and personal care. One of Tom’s attorneys claimed in court in December 2020 that he was hospitalized for a “serious illness,” raising questions about his mental competency. Court documents revealed in March that Tom was diagnosed with late-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia.

However, in July 2021, a judge ruled that some former clients of Tom can pursue a collections lawsuit against Erika. According to court records obtained by PEOPLE, Tom’s former clients, Joseph Ruigomez, Jaime Ruigomez, and Kathleen Ruigomez, will be able to collect the $11 million they are owed by him per a 2020 litigation. 


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