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‘Erika Jayne’ Trying to Sell Husband’s Frozen Assets, Firm Claims

Dec. 18, 2020, 5:20 PM

Erika Girardi, better known as reality television star and singer ‘Erika Jayne,’ has been trying to sell what Chicago-based law firm Edelson PC alleges are community assets frozen by a federal court order, according to a motion filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Friday.

The motion claims that Jayne has been offering “tens of thousands of dollars’ worth” of high-end second-hand clothing online, in spite of the court’s order freezing her husband Thomas Girardi’s assets earlier this week.

In a Twitter post Wednesday, Jayne advertised a 10% discount on her “pre-loved pieces,” the motion said.

According to Edelson, although Jayne has filed for divorce, Girardi still owns an interest in the clothing.

The Monday contempt order was entered in connection with Edelson PC’s allegations that Girardi Keese, Thomas Girardi, Jayne, and others embezzled client settlement funds the firm received from Boeing for the benefit of plaintiffs in litigation related to the Lion Air crash in 2018.

Girardi and his firm were held in contempt and their assets frozen after the firm told the court that it was unable to pay the $2 million it says it still owes its former clients.

Following a hearing Wednesday, it appears Girardi and the firm are headed for involuntary bankruptcy.

The case is In re: Lion Air Flight JT 610 Crash, N.D. Ill., No. 1:18-cv-07686, motion 12/18/20.

To contact the reporter on this story: Holly Barker in Washington at hbarker@bloombergindustry.com

To contact the editors responsible for this story: Rob Tricchinelli at rtricchinelli@bloomberglaw.com; Patrick L. Gregory at pgregory@bloomberglaw.com

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