RHOBH star Erika Jayne's divorce lawyer, accountant & landlord 'ordered to hand over financial records' in fraud lawsuit
ERIKA Jayne's divorce lawyer, accountant, and landlord have been "ordered" by the court to "hand over all financial records" of the housewife in massive fraud lawsuit.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star was previously accused of refusing to turn over her bank statements and other documents to a bankruptcy trustee investigating her financials.
On Monday the court ruled that Erika's accountant Michael Ullman, divorce lawyer Larry Ginsburg, and landlord Benjamin Khakshour provide all financial records from the 49-year-old.
The three must issue access to "key documents including her pay stubs, bank statements and any emails and text messages pertaining to her finances," PEOPLE reported.
Ullman, Ginsburg, and Khakshour must produce the requested documents before the week of July 19th, when they will all "appear in court for examination on various days," the court documents revealed.
Erika's husband Tom Girardi, 82, and his law firm Girardi Keese has been accused of embezzling millions from families who lost their loved ones in Lion Air Flight 610.
The TV personality filed for divorce in November, and just a month later the attorney was sued by his business partners resulting in a chapter 7 bankruptcy petition.
Erika originally "refused to provide access" to her books and records of her various companies to Ullman and the accounting firm.
The previous motion read: "As each day goes by, Erika has been publicly dissipating community assets by selling her clothes on public websites, flaunting large jewels on social media and on television, and has done nothing to assist in return structured firm payments being made to her instead of the firm by the California lottery, notwithstanding she was contacted through counsel over twelve days ago."
The document later claimed that the reality star had used her companies, including the recently created Pretty Mess Inc, to hide her assets and has prevented Ullman's firm from accessing the details.
"At every turn, Erika has used the glam to continue to aid and abet these sham transactions that have been occurring with respect to large transfers of assets from the [Girardi Keese] to Erika," it alleged.
"Moreover, the Trustee has received zero cooperation from Erika which is constant [sic] with someone hiding assets."
The motion also cited that Erika's lawyers had filed to stop representing her, but later withdrew the filing, raising reason for concern and adding to "the necessity to trace her money and investigate the receipt of funds, her purchases including the bling and the glam, (diamonds and high expenditures of beauty maintenance, etc.)."
The mother of one's legal team responded two days later with their own court filing as they alleged she "has been and remains willing to cooperate fully with the Trustee's investigation in this bankruptcy of debtor Girardi & Keese."
Erika's team also claimed that the assigned counsel to the trustee in the bankruptcy case has spread "false and inflammatory" statements about the TV star on social media, and requested that the court reconsider his appointment.
The filing alleged that they engaged in "vicious, conclusory, and speculative public vilification – all without evidence, which even if it existed, should and must be presented to and adjudicated by this Court."
The bankruptcy case has marked just one of the many legal issues plaguing both Erika and Tom Girardi.
The 82-year-old lawyer was also recently diagnosed with dementia and late-onset Alzheimer's disease, and his younger brother Robert has been named the conservator of his estate.
The ex-couple has additionally been accused of using their divorce as a method of protection for their money.
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