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'RHOBH' Star Erika Jayne Scores Victory in $3 Million Court Battle Over Unpaid Loan

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By Ryan Naumann

“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne scored a huge victory in the $3 million-dollar legal battle over an alleged unpaid loan.

According to court documents obtained by The Blast, the legal battle involving Jayne and her husband Thomas Girardi will be fought out of the public eye.

Jayne, Girardi and the lender suing him reached a deal to have the case heard in arbitration, which is private. The deal is a major win for the reality star who was fighting for arbitration.

Last year, Jayne and Girardi were sued for $3 million by a lender named Stillwell Madison. The lender accuses Girardi and his law firm of taking out a $5 million loan in 2016. The firm was to pay back the loan with profits from cases.

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The lender accuses them Girardi of failing to pay back the loan and instead using it to fund his lavish lifestyle with Jayne.

The suit claimed Girardi promised to turn over financial statements and make timely payments. However, the lender claims to have later learned, “Mr. Girardi re-directed all or part of the proceeds, to which Stillwell was contractually entitled, to himself and his wife in order to sustain their lavish lifestyle and maintain their glamorous public image.”

Stillwell Madison said Girardi kept making promises to make payment but failed to come through. They said, “Mr. Girardi has never followed through on any of his proposals—reinforcing the indication that he (nor the Firm) has, and continues to not have, any intention of repaying the loan balance.”

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The lender claims they, “would not have provided the Loan had it known that Defendants were going to use the Loan proceeds to, upon information and belief, support Mr. and Mrs. Girardi’s high-end lifestyle.” The lawsuit is seeking the entire $3,454,804 owed on the loan.

Jayne and Girardi recently fired back at the case calling it a “publicity stunt” and accused the lender of trying to disparage them in court.

The case is ongoing.

Jayne has been living her best life amid the legal battle. She recently hit the town with Janet Jackson.

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