Erika Jayne, 50, attempts to shake off legal woes as she heads to dance class in LA after facing tough questions over her embezzlement scandal on RHOBH
Erika Jayne appears to be taking her mind off her embezzlement scandal and legal woes as the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills was pictured heading to a dance class on Wednesday.
The 50-year-old reality star and her estranged husband Tom Girardi, 82, are both currently facing claims of allegedly embezzling settlement funds that were meant to help the families of plane crash victims.
Dressed in all-black athletic clothes, the RHOBH star was accompanied by an assistant friend as she took her Range Rover for a spin to get out and enjoy some exercise.
Dancing away her problems? Erika Jayne is pictured on Wednesday in Beverly Hills amid her legal woes as she made her way to a dance class in her Range Rover
This week on the show, Erika opened up to castmate Kyle Richards, telling the actress she hasn’t spoken to her ailing lawyer husband since they split in November 2020.
‘One of the reasons I filed for divorce is the resistance to anything,’ she said, explaining how he became agitated when she pointed out how his eyes and ears were starting to give out.
The revelation came a day after Girardi was officially placed under a conservatorship because of his dementia diagnosis.
Moving forward: Dressed in all-black athletic clothes, the RHOBH star was accompanied by an assistant as she took her Range Rover for a spin to get out and enjoy some exercise
Luxe wheels: The embattled reality star drove off in her Range Rover
A court in Los Angeles agreed the move due to Girardi’s dementia diagnosis, which is classified as a ‘major neurocognitive disorder’, People recently reported.
Robert made the legal filing after a June 9 court hearing in which he was appointed as Girardi’s permanent conservator.
Girardi is at the center of a high-profile investigation into fraud and embezzlement related to his legal work.
Support: Erika appeared to be accompanied by an assistant as she made her way to dance class
Facing the music: Erika, 50, has been discussing her legal woes on this week’s RHOBH
All smiles: The reality star appeared to be shrugging off any legal woes, and looked ready to dance in an exercise class in LA
No pain no gai: The star geared up for an intense workout with her companion
Smiling through the pain: The pop star was about to build up a sweat at the class
Jayne, who’s been accused of benefiting from funds meant for her husband’s clients, recently shot down claims that her divorce filing was a ‘sham’ to protect assets.
In December 2020, a federal judge in Chicago froze Girardi’s assets, saying the well-known Los Angeles lawyer had ‘misappropriated at least $2 million’ meant for the families of those killed in the Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia.
In March, the LA Times reported that there had been more than 100 lawsuits filed and multiple complaints made to the California State Bar against Girardi by disgruntled clients who alleged financial wrongdoing and theft.
In hot water: Girardi is currently under investigation amid accusations he ‘misappropriated at least $2 million’ meant for the families of those killed in the Lion Air Flight 610 crash in Indonesia. They’re seen in 2016 above
Jayne has been ‘ordered to turn over financial records’ from her accountant, lawyer and landlord as part of the embezzlement investigation and a bankruptcy trustee is documenting the couple’s assets.
It’s been alleged that the split provided a way for the couple to embezzle funds and that Jayne had received ‘tens of millions of dollars’ from her husband’s firm to fund her projects, UsWeekly reported in June.
Girardi’s lawyers claimed earlier this year that he had ‘issues’ with ‘mental competence’ and it was subsequently disclosed that he had been diagnosed with dementia and late-onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Facing the music: Erika Jayne, 50, looks tired and emotional on the latest Real Housewives of Beverly Hills teaser as she faces tough questions over her alleged embezzlement scandal