“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne‘s husband is being accused of taking out $15 million in loans to live the high life, but now the lender has hit him with a massive lawsuit.
According to court docs obtained by The Blast, 79-year-old Thomas Girardi and his law firm, Girardi Keese, are being sued by a company named Law Finance Group. The company loaned Girardi a total of $15 million to fund the operations of his firm.
The suit describes Girardi as a “prominent and well-known” Los Angeles litigation attorney. They say, “It is now apparent that Mr. Girardi’s reputation is exceeded only by the lavish nature of his lifestyle.”
The lender says Girardi breached the deal by refusing to make a single payment on the loans, which were provided in 2015, and they claim the money was actually “used to maintain Mr. Girardi’s lavish lifestyle and to keep his prominent law firm financially afloat.”
In the lawsuit filed by the firm Eisner PC, Law Finance Group claims Girardi promised to use the proceeds from his law firm and all legal fees as collateral.
They claim he even breached a repayment plan they agreed to in August 2018. The deal was for him to make monthly payments, along with a $1 million payment, by the end of October and $5 million by January 1.
Girardi originally agreed to use the Pasadena home he lives in with Erika as collateral in case he defaulted, the same home featured on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Law Finance Group says Girardi has only made “hollow promises” to repay and hasn’t paid a dime. They are suing for the full $15,151,989 owed and other damages.
The Blast reached out to Girardi for comment — so far, no word back.
Erika Jayne and Thomas Girardi have been married since 1999.