I bet disgraced dance diva Erika Jayne wishes she never told folks it was expensive to be her because she wasn’t lying. However, when you don’t have any money your expensive tastes will land you in the poor house quickly, which is where she’ll be heading very soon. And although she’s still trying to convince us that she has a few dollars left in her piggy bank that’s all about to come to an end with yet another lawsuit. The sins of her sugar daddy estranged husband Tom Girardi continue to pile up and it has now come to light that Erika is being sued by an actress named Christina Fulton, who is accusing Tom’s old law firm Girardi Keese of fraud.
Ironically at the beginning of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ current season, Erika admitted that it seems like she gets sued almost every week. Well, Happy Monday darling! Your new lawsuit has arrived just in time to start the week off right. According to Page Six, Erika better start hitting up the Coinstar machine and convert all her loose change into dollars quickly because this lawsuit might send her back to swinging around a pole to pay off her legal fees. Christina claims that after a bad car accident in 2016 she sought legal counsel from Girardi Keese and in 2019 was awarded a settlement of over $900K. However, as she waited her new life on Easy Street to begin she was shocked to discover why the check never came.
According to the lawsuit, Fulton learned on July 14, 2022, through “newly discovered financial documents” where her settlement funds actually went. The documents allegedly revealed that on April 8, 2019, Fulton’s settlement check had been deposited into a Girardi & Keese bank account without her consent.
“This was a complete outright forgery as [Fulton] never endorsed this check and certainly never agreed to have it deposited,” the lawsuit claims.
“This negotiated check was in fact a forgery and a lie. The check was never held in trust but spent. It is beyond shocking and the pale that the firm would conceal the arrival of the check and not obtain Ms. Fulton’s endorsement as required by law.”
Since we all know at this point that Tom and Erika are shadier than a tree-lined path in a forest it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand what happened. Allegedly, Tom’s firm slowly allocated Chrstina’s settlement money in the form of a few small checks which totaled $190K. This is when Rihanna’s Bitch Better Have My Money became Christina’s new theme song because she’s still owed $744,300, which is the amount of the lawsuit. And if you’re wondering why Erika is the one being left to foot the rest of the bill she can thank Tom for that as well.
Fulton’s attorneys claim there is proof that the settlement funds had been disbursed to Girardi & Keese in three separate checks: $214,000 on April 26, 2019, $1 million on April 12, 2019, and $300,000 on April 10, 2019.
Jayne, 51, is named in the lawsuit because Fulton discovered her funds were allegedly “diverted to Erika” via the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star’s company, EJ Global, and later transferred to Pretty Mess Inc.
Fulton believes, per the lawsuit, that Jayne and Girardi would use funds “as their own assets” to “pay for their lavish lifestyle.”
I think it’s time for Erika to start seeking government assistance for the next few years because even if she remains on RHOBH her wages will see more garnishes than the world’s largest potato salad. And hey, she can always apply for a job at TJ Maxx if times get too rough. That employee discount would be ideal for her ongoing financial situation.