Pronounce. Erika Jaynethe estranged husband, Tom GirardiHe broke his silence on his conservatory as multiple lawsuits and his health problems continued to make headlines.

Tom, 82, attended a virtual court hearing on Wednesday June 9th, during which he first looked into the situation. “Of course, I do not agree with the restoration in general,” he told a judge of his brother. Robert Girardi, control over his person as well as his estate and finances.

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Then detailed his plans to finish the conservatory. “I think we should get the reasons for the dissolution of the Conservatory and then we will bring it up, speak in court,” he said. “At the moment I have nothing to say to the court.”

Despite Tom’s assurances, the judge subsequently ruled that Robert should make decisions about the former attorney’s health, healthcare, day-to-day handling, estate, and finances.

The reality star was temporarily placed under custody in February when his brother took control of his daily activities and personal care. One of Tom’s attorneys alleged in court in December 2020 that he had been hospitalized for a “serious illness”, which raised questions about his mental competence. Court documents in March showed Tom was diagnosed with late-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia.

We confirmed in November 2020 that Erika, 49, filed for divorce from Tom after 20 years of marriage.

“After much deliberation, I decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star said in a statement at the time. “This step is not taken lightly or easily. I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the life we ​​have built together. It is my absolute desire to conduct this process with the respect and privacy that both Tom and I deserve. I ask others to grant us this privacy as well. “

The split took an odd turn in December 2020 when the estranged couple was sued for fraud and embezzlement. Not only did class law firm Edelson PC accuse them of swindling $ 2 million in settlement funds for families of victims of a plane crash in 2018, but also claimed in federal court documents that the divorce was “simply a sham attempt to get Tom and Erika’s money fraudulently protecting those who seek to collect debts from Tom and his law firm. “

Tom faced a second lawsuit later that month alleging his company violated a written agreement and conversation with Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services. The bank requested immediate payment of the outstanding bill of $ 882,715.

For her part, Erika broke her silence about the divorce in the trailer for the 11th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “I didn’t see it end like this,” she said in the promo that debuted in April. “I wanted to hold this man’s hand until he died.”

The “XXPEN $ IVE” singer also alleged that she received “no” prior warning about the lawsuits against Tom.

“Erika was not at all aware of the very serious allegations that were brought against Tom in court,” a source told us in December 2020 exclusively. “Tom always handled all of the finances, and that’s how they handled things. Erika feels betrayed by Tom because she trusted him completely. “

Erika accused Tom of having an affair in December 2020 by sharing text messages from his alleged lover. A source told Us later that month that the TV personality “was still in disbelief that Tom was cheating”.

With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez

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