“Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne’s husband Thomas has been ordered to cough up $6 million dollars, as a judge found him in breach of a settlement agreement.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, a Los Angeles judge has ordered Jayne’s husband, Thomas Girardi, to pay Law Finance Group a total of $6,000,000, which will grow with interest until paid off.
Earlier this month, Girardi had reached a settlement with Law Finance Group where he agreed to pay $16 million. The settlement was supposed to end the case by Law Finance Group against Girardi and his law firm over an alleged unpaid loan.
However, during a recent hearing the judge found Girardi in breach of the settlement based on evidence presented and Girardi’s own admissions.
The original settlement had Girardi paying back the entire $16 million by July 7. Law Finance claims Girardi only made a payment of $10 million but then failed to pay the remaining balance by the deadline. A judge has now ordered him to pay up quickly.
Earlier this year, Girardi and his law firm, Girardi Keese were sued by a company named Law Finance Group. The company claims they loaned Girardi a total of $15 million to fund the operations of his firm.
They alleged in the suit that they believed the money was used “to maintain Mr. Girardi’s lavish lifestyle.”
The lender claimed 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.”