Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne have sold their La Quinta, California, home for $1.25 million amid court a battle, The Daily Mail reported on October 11. The proceeds from the sale of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star’s three-bedroom home will go towards legal fees and creditors, including $548,000 to Ruigomez creditors and $335,000 to Girardi’s bankruptcy attorney, the outlet reported.
The home was built in 2005 and is 3,708 square feet, according to The Daily Mail. It features a pool and is situated on an opulent golf course. The interior of the home features marble countertops, two ovens and a three-car garage. The home also includes a guest house, according to the outlet. The New York Post reported in August 2021 that all furnishings were included in the purchase.
The New York Post shared more photos of the interior and exterior of the property. According to the article, the house was in escrow at that time in what was the second purchase attempt since the home was first listed for sale in June.
Erika Jayne Says She Never Knew Visited the Now Infamous La Quinta Home
The home was a talking point of the August 11 episode of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
The cast traveled to visit Kyle Richards’ home in La Quinta for the weekend, just as the court cases and divorce were starting to be revealed.
In the episode, Jayne says she and Girardi own a home in La Quinta which she has never seen and does not know the address to.
“I asked about the home or property in La Quinta, and I never got a straight answer,” Jayne said on the show. Some of the ladies thought the home had been sold but Jayne wondered how that could be done without her knowledge.
The ladies also joked about trying to find the home and even looked up her name in the resident directory but no address was listed.
Erika Jayne & Her Estranged Husband Are Accused of Embezzling $2 Million From Plane Crash Victims’ Families
Vulture produced a timeline of events starting with Jayne filing for divorce from Girardi in November 2020. Their 21 years of marriage ended just before news broke in December 2020 that Girardi was being accused of embezzlement and sued by families of the victims of the Lion Air Flight JT 610 plane crash in 2018, whom Girardi had represented in court.
The storyline of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” this season has been about her mental state during the allegations and the thoughts that her fellow castmates have about her innocence or guilt.
Girardi’s law firm Girardi & Keese owes $101 million and is accused of embezzling $2 million in funds from a settlement intended for the families of the victims of the Lion Air plane crash.
Jayne is also being sued for $25 million by the trustee overseeing the bankruptcy case of Girardi’s law firm, Us Weekly reported in August, money the suit claims was used to pay her lavish expenses over the last 12 years.
Jayne denies knowing anything about the embezzlement. In 2020, Girardi said, “I think she does,” when asked by paparazzi outside of a Los Angeles restaurant, “Did Erika know anything?” according to Page Six. Girardi is now living in an assisted living facility and suffers from dementia and Alzheimer’s.
“Dementia impairs his ability to understand the hearing. His emotional distress is directly related to his dementia and exacerbated by his confusion,” wrote Dr. Nathan Lavid in wrote in a sworn affidavit obtained by Page Six.
The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” reunion is set for October 13 and the trailer features clips of Jayne being grilled by Andy Cohen about the case.