Lawyer feuds with Erika Jayne after bid for her former home

One of the lawyers involved in the many pending lawsuits against Erika Jayne has bizarrely announced that he is trying to buy her and Tom Girardi’s former home.

Ronald Richards — the former trustee of Girardi’s bankruptcy case and current attorney in a $5 million fraud case against Jayne — announced on Instagram Wednesday that he and his wife Lauren Boyette-Richards are making a $6.9 million offer for the Pasadena, California estate. have done.

Ronald joked that he hopes “to have” [Jayne’s] impeachment there along with other players in the case” and wants his “followers” to “see how the victims’ money was spent” by the star of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” and her estranged husband.

“We will also be using it for a public forum on first-change activities, something that Erika and her legal team are strongly against,” he claimed. “They want secret hearings and trials, not public scrutiny.”

Jayne – who has a history of getting into a fight on social media with the Twitter Happy Lawyer — responded to the post: “Uhhh how are you going to get this ‘museum’ past the HOA? I think they like their privacy.”

Erika Jayne
A lawyer for the opposing party in one of Erika Jayne’s pending lawsuits made an offer for her former mansion.
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“I knew you and your wife were SUPER FANS…. This really confirms it,” Jayne wrote to Ronald in another comment before asking Lauren, “Does it bother you that your husband is obsessed with me?”

Lauren replied that Jayne should not ‘flatter’ himself, claiming that the two have ‘never seen the show’, while Ronald insisted he was just ‘a fan of justice’!

Front view of the old Pasadena home of Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne
Ronald Richards and his wife Lauren Boyette-Richards made an offer of $6.9 million.

“I’m still trying to help the victims. They won’t stop until they get everything they owe,” he added on his Instagram story.

Earlier this week, Lauren leaked alleged DMs from Jayne urging her to “stay out of her legal trouble” and “be careful” because Ronald would quickly “turn on” her.

Backyard view of Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne .'s old Pasadena home
He said he wants to drop Jayne off at the Pasadena, California estate.

‘Why do you think he would ‘turn on me’? He doesn’t look like Tom at all…” Lauren replied, to which Jayne reportedly replied, “Lauren, he’s Tom.”

“Why would someone attack my husband and then pretend to be concerned?” Ronald tweeted in response to his wife’s posts, probably referring to: a previous alleged Instagram comment from Jayne’s account which read: “Lauren, get back on all fours and take it in the ass of that beast you married .”

Aerial view of the old Pasadena home of Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne
He also wants his social media followers to “see how the victims’ money has been spent.”

As for the Pasadena Palace in question, Richards told his Instagram followers that the property would be “cleaned up and liquidated after the proceeds of the estate are paid out”.

“We are hopeful that there will be no further delays in the sale of this deteriorating asset that is being eroded on a monthly basis,” he wrote. “Let’s finally make a deal.”

Some Instagram users found the offer ‘unethical’ [Richards’] involvement’, while others praised it as a ‘gangster-like move ‘.

Tom Giardi and Erika Jayne in an episode of "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
Jayne was never listed as the owner of the property, which belonged to her estranged husband, Tom Girardi.

And a few — maybe fans of the dramatic Bravo reality show — said things like, “😂😂😂😂 you’re so messy.”

The lavish Mediterranean-style stunner went out of business in March after spending nearly a year on the market with no offers.

Initially listed for $13 million last May, the price was reduced for the fifth time to just $7.98 million, which is still more than $1 million over Richards’ bid.

Tom Girardi wears a gray suit at an art exhibition opening party in 2018
She filed for divorce from Girardi in November 2020.
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Girardi’s old home — which he bought in 1980 for $1.3 million — had previously been repossessed by the bank because the disgraced former attorney had little to no assets left. In late 2020, the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office placed an involuntary lien on the estate after failing to pay property taxes.

The co-founder of the now-defunct law firm Girardi & Keese is said to have embezzled millions of settlement dollars intended for plane crash victims, leaving him – amid other lawsuits – bankrupt.

The 83-year-old was to remain at the Pasadena address until he found a buyer, but was transferred to an assisted living facility in March following his late diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

Dining room of the old Pasadena home of Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne
Jayne asked Lauren, “Do you mind that your husband is obsessed with me?”

As for Jayne, she continues to deny having any knowledge of Girardi’s alleged misdeeds and refused to cough up money, belongings and information.

The “Pretty Mess” singer, 51, filed for divorce in November 2020 after nearly 21 years of marriage and now lives in a modest rental home in LA.

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