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Erika Jayne was dismissed from lawsuit, now it’s being refiled in California

Erika Girardi, Erika Jayne
Erika Jayne arrives at the Billboard Music Awards at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Sunday, May 20, 2018, in Las Vegas. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

it was reported this weekend that Erika Jayne was being dismissed from an embezzlement and fraud, now it’s being refiled in California.

According to EW:

“Erika Jayne has been dismissed from the embezzlement and fraud lawsuit against her estranged husband Tom Girardi in Chicago, but her legal troubles are far from over: her suit will be refiled in California.

In 2020, law firm Edelson PC sued the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and her attorney husband on behalf of families of victims of a 2018 Lion Air plane crash, accusing Girardi and his defunct law firm Girardi & Keese of embezzling settlements intended for the families to fund his and Jayne’s “lavish” lifestyle.

The lawsuit came a month after Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi; the complaint filed in an Illinois federal court accused the Bravolebrity of orchestrating a “sham” divorce in an attempt to “fraudulently protect” her and her husband’s funds. Jayne has denied the allegations, while Girardi has not addressed them.”