According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the trustee presiding over Thomas’s involuntary bankruptcy case is asking the court for permission to seize the once-respected attorney’s $15 million-dollar, 10,000 sq. ft. Pasadena property. Erika often filmed the reality show at the home.
Last month, a couple of Thomas’s creditors filed a Chapter 7 bankruptcy accusing him of owing millions but refusing to pay. The judge signed off on the case and appointed a trustee, who has taken over control of Thomas’s finances and will liquidate assets to pay off his debts.
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In the recent motion, the trustee wants Thomas to be out of the home within 14 days. He says if Thomas refuses to turn over the keys to the property within the two-week window he wants him evicted by law enforcement.
Further, the trustee says Thomas is currently living in the home by himself. Erika Jayne moved out of the home after filing for divorce. She is shacked up in a $1.5 million pad near Hollywood.
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Thomas is reportedly suffering from short term memory loss. His brother Robert Girardi was appointed conservator of the estate until March 31. A judge will then determine whether to make the conservatorship permanent.
In the new court documents, the trustee says he tried to obtain access to the home on January 25. However, he says he was denied access for various reasons. The trustee says he asked. “for access to the Property to enable his real estate broker to inspect it for marketing and sale. The Trustee was not provided with access for various reasons, many of which (including the Debtor’s health conditions) may not be resolved for many months. At the same time, the Property is not being adequately maintained and expenses of the estate continues to accrue including insurance payments.”
The trustee writes, “I discovered that maintenance staff has quit due to nonpayment, insurance was about to expire, and even the utility bills were not being paid. For these reasons, I believe it is in the best interest of the estate to obtain access and market the property as soon as possible.” A judge has yet to rule on the matter.
As The Blast first reported, Thomas and Erika are still facing a federal lawsuit accusing them of embezzlement. The plaintiffs claim Thomas their settlement money to fund his lavish lifestyle. The case is ongoing.