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Erika Jayne And Estranged Husband Tom Girardi Slash Price On Their Pasadena Mansion Amid Ongoing Legal Woes!

Erika Jayne and estranged husband Tom Girardi initially listed their massive Pasadena, California mansion for $13 million in May, but they’ve since reduced the price.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and the disgraced 82-year-old lawyer previously shared the estate prior to listing it for sale earlier this year amid their ongoing divorce and legal proceedings. The property is currently listed by the Compass agency for $9.9 million, which is down more than $3 million from their original asking price.

According to Us Weekly, the mansion sits on a 1.72-acre lot and was originally built in 1928 by notable architect Myron Hunt, who’s known for his designs of many California landmarks, including the since-demolished Ambassador Hotel.

The home offers four bedrooms, nine bathrooms, five fireplaces, a library, a pool, a small chapel and a walk-in vanity room with balcony access, according to the listing.

The money from the sale will be used to pay off his many creditors. The home is being sold off by the trustee presiding over Girardi's involuntary bankruptcy. The once-respected lawyer was forced into Chapter 7 after his creditors accused him of refusing to pay tens of millions in debt he owed to various lenders, business partners, and former clients.

As previously reported, it was revealed earlier this month that the Pretty Mess singer 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. 

According to court docs, Erika revealed that she “has nothing to hide” and has already expressed a “full willingness to cooperate and produce” documents to the court. In newly filed documents via Radar Online, the Bravo reality star said she will turn over all bank and financial records. However, she wants the lawyers to agree to not leak the documents.


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