According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Thomas’s brother, who is his temporary conservator due to alleged health issues, is trying to stop the once-respected lawyer from being evicted from his longtime pad. At the moment, Thomas is dealing with an involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy that was filed by his creditors. The judge appointed a trustee to take control of Thomas’s finances and assets.
Last month, the trustee filed documents asking for permission from the court to remove Thomas from the mansion. They believed the home was worth millions and could be sold to help pay off the millions Thomas owes to his creditors.
In newly filed documents, Thomas’s brother Robert Girardi pleads with the court to not move forward with the eviction. He says he is currently trying to figure out Thomas’s financial situation. He claims to be calling all of his banks and other financial institutions to get a better understanding of it all.
Robert claims, “In addition to my efforts to help my brother, I have hired or planned for persons to assist my brother or accompany him when I cannot. Furthermore, my brother’s current medical condition has required me to take him to numerous medical appointments as he is unable to drive himself.”
Robert says he is aware his brother may not be able to keep his home in bankruptcy. However, he says, “I understand that my brother’s home may ultimately need to be sold. In this regard, I am making plans for him to have a place to live should his home be sold. Although presently he has no place to live that is familiar to him and near his medical professionals.”
He doesn’t believe Thomas should be evicted immediately though. His motion reads, “As I am prepared to give the Trustee reasonable yet unfettered access to my brother’s home, I do not believe that immediately removing my brother from his home is justified. Particularly, when it appears that the home is over-encumbered.”
A judge has yet to rule.
The reality star is now living in a modest 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 2,015 sq ft. home near the Fairfax area and Hancock Park, a far cry from the mega-mansion she shared with Thomas.
The rental property listing reads, “Elegant living room w/large barrel ceiling & bright arched windows. Kitchen includes Viking Double Ovens, Sub Zero Fridge, Thermador gas stove & sunny breakfast nook.”
On Valentine’s Day, Erika appeared to set up a staged photo shoot with a paparazzi agency outside her new home. She was photographed walking out in full glam to pick up a bouquet of roses.