Erika Jayne has been dismissed from her estranged husband Tom Girardi’s embezzlement lawsuit.
“Pursuant to stipulation, plaintiff’s claims against defendants EJ Global LLC and Erika Girardi are dismissed without prejudice and without costs,” the court documents obtained by ET read.
The documents will be refiled in California by the plaintiff, Edelson PC. The lawsuit accuses the former couple of embezzling funds paid out to families who lost loved members in the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crash.
“While Edelson retains the right to re-file in California, the dismissal of Erika from the federal lawsuit that triggered bankruptcies of Girardi Keese and Tom Girardi is extremely important,” Erika’s attorney Evan Borges released a statement.
“For example, the recent three-day evidentiary hearing in the Boeing case showed that Erika had ZERO role in what GK and Edelson discussed, did, and didn’t do, whether as between each other or as to their clients. In fact, I’m informed Erika’s name didn’t even come up at the hearing,” he said.
The statement continued, “I’d like to see Edelson and everyone else take the high road going forward and not make accusations against Erika without evidence. We want Edelson to get the most complete picture of the evidence as possible, and have no issue with further investigation. But the truth matters. Here, the truth is that Erika had no role in the Lion Air dealings, actions, or inaction as between the attorneys and their clients, and she never received any of the Lion Air client settlement funds.”
Erika Jayne has always denied being involved in Tom’s alleged fraud.