“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne’s husband has paid off $3 million dollars of debt but isn’t completely off the hook yet.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Thomas Girardi dropped $2,982,272.42 owed on a $6 million debt.
Earlier this year, the legal battle started when Law Finance Group sued Girardi and his law firm. The suit said they loaned $15 million to Girardi but he failed to pay it all back.
Girardi only paid $10 million and was hit with a judgment of $6 million.
Back in August, Law Finance filed docs arguing Erika should be ordered to court. They believed she was in possession of personal property owned by her husband.
In the original lawsuit, Law Finance alleged in the suit that they believed the money was used “to maintain Mr. Girardi’s lavish lifestyle.”
The lender said Girardi 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.
The suit claimed Girardi originally agreed to use the Pasadena home he lives in with Erika Jayne as collateral in case he defaulted, the same home featured on “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
Law Finance Group said Girardi has only made “hollow promises” to repay and hasn’t paid a dime. They sued for the full $15,151,989 owed and other damages.
Girardi strongly disputed the allegations in the lawsuit and told The Blast, “The truth of the matter is this. I have not taken one penny from the law firm in the past three years. I have devoted everything to assist in the cases that we have here. Further, the money that was borrowed, we agreed to repay in approximately two weeks before the lawsuit. It is slanderous that the money was for my ‘lifestyle’ … every penny went for costs in cases that the firm is handling.”
Erika and Thomas are still facing a separate $3 million lawsuit over an allegedly unpaid loan.