Erika Jayne’s husband, Tom Girardi has responded to her divorce petition and has indicated to the court that he does not want to pay spousal support.
The response comes a week after Erika was sued, accused of using her “sham” divorce to help Tom hide money.
via US Weekly:
In court documents filed in Los Angeles Superior Court on November 25 and obtained by Us, the powerhouse attorney, 81, requested to terminate the court’s ability to award spousal support to the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 49. He also asked that she pay his attorney’s fees.
Erika noted in her November 2 filing that she intended to seek spousal support from Tom. She also asked that the judge block the lawyer from requesting spousal support from her.
The Bravo personality announced her split from Tom on November 3, saying in a statement to Us, “After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. This is not a step taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together. It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserve. I request others give us that privacy as well.”
Erika and Tom’s divorce turned even messier on Wednesday, December 2, when Edelson PC sued them for fraud and embezzlement. In court documents obtained by Us, the class action firm alleged that the estranged couple “are on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds” in addition to calling their separation “a sham attempt to fraudulently protect” their money from debt collectors.
While Erika and Tom have not publicly addressed the lawsuit, she tweeted later on Wednesday, “High drama” alongside a glamorous photo of herself.
This is one of the most intriguing celebrity divorces we’ve come across in long time. Hopefully the ‘RHOBH’ cameras are capturing every bit of it.