Erika Jayne and her estranged husband Tom Girardi have had to significantly slash the price of their Pasadena mansion.
The four-bedroom 10,277 square foot home is now listed at $8.2 million on Zillow, six months after it first went on the market with an asking price of $13 million.
When the five-acre property first went on sale it was regarded by some as a sign that Erika, 50, and Tom, 82, were working on splitting up their assets amid their divorce – which came in the wake of allegations he embezzled millions of dollars.
Swank: The four-bedroom 10,277 square foot home is now listed at $8.2 million on Zillow , six months after it first went on the market with an asking price of $13 million
The lavish estate includes such amenities as a a pool, a library, a sauna, a vanity chamber and even a chapel designed as if it were in Renaissance Europe.
The way they were: Erika Jayne and her estranged husband Tom Girardi have had to significantly slash the price of their Pasadena mansion
Ever since the Real Housewife Of Beverly Hills announced her separation from Tom last November, ending a marriage of 20 years, their split has raised eyebrows.
Tom is a high-profile lawyer currently facing accusations of embezzling millions from clients including families of the victims of the infamous Lion Air crash.
A bankruptcy trustee is investigating Tom’s assets amid allegations that he embezzled the settlement money.
Over the summer People reported that Erika’s financial records have been court-ordered from her divorce lawyer, landlord and accountant.
Tom and Erika have been accused of using divorce as a means of shielding their joint assets, a claim she has staunchly denied.
During the latest Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion Andy Cohen resolved to put Erika ‘on a skewer’ and she declared that she ‘can’t control what Tom Girardi did.’
Sensation: The lavish estate includes such amenities as a a pool, a library, a sauna, a vanity chamber and even a chapel designed as if it were in Renaissance Europe
Erika has accused Tom of infidelity and suggested that this was the cause of their divorce rather than his legal battles.
Andy was skeptical of this claim saying: ‘He’s having multiple affairs, yet as we know, he put $20million and more into your account,’ as Erika insisted: ‘No.’
She maintained that she would not have been on a reality show for years if she were embezzling ‘because you can’t hide s*** like this. This is not some master plan. This is not Erika being some financial f***ing mastermind. This is a tragic sequence of events that are completely terrible.’
Amid his ongoing crises Tom was stripped of his law license this March in a move confirmed by the State Bar Of California.
Complicating matters, he has been diagnosed with dementia and has been placed under a conservatorship as a result.
On the reunion Erika claimed to have asked her husband about the accusations only for him to fail to ‘even acknowledge anything.’
She argued that his mental decline had left him ‘incompetent’ to the point his answers do not ‘even matter’ and she has been ‘left holding the f***ing bag.’
His travails include a bank fraud suit by Wells Fargo and another lawsuit filed in December by his law partner Robert Keese.
Also in December he was hit with a class action lawsuit alleging that the divorce is 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.’
Hand in hand: Ever since Erika announced her separation from Tom last November, ending a marriage of 20 years, their split has raised eyebrows; pictured in 2017
Specifically the suit – filed by Chicago law firm Edelson PC – claims Tom has not paid the settlement money he owes to families of victims from the 2018 Lion Air crash.
Tom was one of multiple attorneys who represented the families of the victims of the crash, which claimed the lives of 189 people when the Boeing plane plunged into the Java Sea less than 15 minutes into its flight.
The lawsuit accuses Tom of using funds that rightfully belong to the families for his and Erika’s ‘outrageous lifestyles,’ per court documents quoted by Reuters.
During an appearance on The Wendy Williams Show three years ago Erika confessed her bill for on clothes, hair and makeup could run to $40,000 a month.
Meanwhile Tom is also claimed to owe $11 million to a family he represented in a suit involving a gas line explosion – and earlier this year a court order obtained by E! News gave this family the right to sue Erika for the money.
Erika could been seen on the latest season of The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills emotionally denying the divorce is a ‘sham’ and insisting that she has not even spoken to Tom since she announced their separation last year.
She shared that ‘you would be shocked at how quickly people turn on you, how quickly people distance themselves from you. Automatically they, you know, turn, because they don’t wanna be involved. They were there when it was good, though.’
Defense: During a recent Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills reunion Andy Cohen resolved to put Erika ‘on a skewer’ and she declared that she ‘can’t control what Tom Girardi did’