Erika Jayne is attempting to keep her continuous legal drama out of the press.
In newly filed court papers, the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member asks the Court to issue a gag order that would keep the circumstances of her fight to maintain her assets amid her estranged husband Thomas Girardi’s bankruptcy case private.
Unfortunately, the trustee designated to Thomas’s case isn’t on board with the idea. Instead, they want to hire attorney Ronald Richards to investigate her and the implied transfers she received from Thomas.
In recently listed documents obtained by Radar Online, the trustee has implied that Erika’s request was “improperly raised” and “completely irrelevant to the standard outlined in the Application” and demanded the Court deny it immediately.
Over the past several months since Thomas was thrust into bankruptcy by his many creditors, the trustee has concluded that he has $74 million in assets with $56 million in liabilities.
He has also put the $13 million Pasadena estate Thomas and Erika once shared on the market in hopes of paying off the millions he owes to past clients, lenders, and creditors.
Because the trustee thinks that the RHOBH star has “assets of the Debtor’s bankruptcy estate and/or has transferred estate assets to third parties before the commencement of this bankruptcy case,” he has requested the Court allow him to hire Ronald to investigate the matter. However, according to Jayne, there is a conflict of interest as Ronald already worked on a case against her.
“If Mr. Richards is able to overcome his direct conflict of interest in representing the bankruptcy estate, Erika hereby requests that this Court restrict Mr. Richards from making any further extrajudicial comments about these proceedings.
This is essential to ensure the fairness of the judicial process and to ensure that Mr. Richards complies with his ethical obligations under the California Rules of Professional Conduct,” Erika’s attorney wrote in court documents.
The trustee has also reported that Erika maintains she “does not have any community property in possession (except for certain household items) and that what she does have were alleged gifts from” Thomas.