RHOBH’s Erika Jayne embezzlement victims ‘can collect money’ from reality star in $11 million lawsuit with husband Tom

REAL Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne’s embezzlement victims “can collect money” from the reality star in the $11 million lawsuit with husband Tom Girardi.

The Bravo star and her lawyer ex has been accused of stealing millions from his clients.


Erika’s embezzlement victims can collect money from her as part of $11 million lawsuit[/caption]

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The reality star and her soon-to-be ex-husband Tom have been accused of stealing millions from his clients[/caption]

On Tuesday, a judge ruled that some of the 82-year-old’s former clients can pursue a collections lawsuit against the reality star.

Three of 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 records obtained by PEOPLE.

The judge previously placed a stay on collections from Tom’s assets, while he and his law firm, Girardi Keese, have continued to be investigated by a bankruptcy.

The investigation began when the law firm filed for a chapter 7 bankruptcy last year. 

Tom’s victims have been granted the right to take money from Erika, as Girardi Keese previously transferred $20 million to the RHOBH star’s various businesses.

Additionally, the Ruigomez’s can continue with their suit against Erika.

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A number of Tom’s former clients have accused him on stealing money from them[/caption]


The law firm sent Erika $20 million for her different businesses[/caption]

The document stated: “All assets identified by the Ruigomez family shall be subject to all rights of the Girardi bankruptcy estate and the [Girardi Keese] bankruptcy estate, which parties shall meet and confer in good faith to determine the character/ownership of the identified assets.”

It continued: “The Ruigomez Family, the Girardi Trustee and the GK Trustee shall cooperate with each other with their collection efforts against Erika.”

The Ruigomez family’s story was discussed in the documentary The Housewife and the Hustler, in which Joe explained his past work with Tom and stated he believes the lawyer stole his family’s settlement money.


The Ruigomez family detailed their claims against Tom in the documentary[/caption]


Erika shocked the world when she filed for divorce from Tom in November[/caption]

Back in November, Erika shocked fans when she filed for divorce from former super lawyer, Tom, 82, after 21 years together.

Following the divorce filing, Tom began getting hit with lawsuit after lawsuit for fraud, embezzlement and contract breach.

Erika became involved when it was claimed that they upheld their luxurious lifestyle with the money he allegedly stole from his clients.

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Tom was hit with multiple lawsuit shortly after the divorce filing[/caption]

Although she has denied ever knowing what Tom was up to, reports claim that he used $20 MILLION of the money to also fund her entertainment career.

During a recent episode of RHOBHErika opened up about her divorce from Tom and admitted she was “hurt” when he didn’t support her run in the Broadway show Chicago.

As she continued to slam Tom throughout the episode, fans took to Twitter to criticize the 49-year-old for seemingly “lying” she didn’t know what Tom was up to.


Erika has been accused of flaunting her wealth on RHOBH[/caption]


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