Tom, 82, attended a digital courtroom listening to on Wednesday, June 9, the place he addressed the state of affairs for the primary time. “Obviously, I disagree with the conservatorship altogether,” he instructed a decide of his brother, Robert Girardi, being positioned answerable for his individual in addition to his property and funds.
He then detailed his plans to finish the conservatorship. “I think that we should put together the reasons why the conservatorship should be dissolved, and then we’ll address it, address the court,” he mentioned. “Right now, I have nothing to say to the court.”
Despite Tom’s protestations, the decide subsequently dominated that Robert ought to take over choices concerning the former lawyer’s well being, healthcare, each day dealings, property and funds.
The actuality star was positioned beneath a brief conservatorship in February when his brother assumed management of his each day actions and private care. One of Tom’s attorneys claimed in courtroom in December 2020 that he was hospitalized for a “serious illness,” elevating questions on his psychological competency. Court paperwork revealed in March that Tom was identified with late-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia.
Us confirmed in November 2020 that Erika, 49, filed for divorce from Tom after 20 years of marriage.
“After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi,” the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star mentioned in a press release on the time. “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.”
The cut up took an odd flip in December 2020 when the estranged couple had been sued for fraud and embezzlement. In addition to accusing them of swindling $2 million in settlement funds supposed for households of victims of a 2018 airplane crash, class motion agency Edelson PC claimed in federal courtroom paperwork that the divorce was “simply a sham attempt to fraudulently protect Tom’s and Erika’s money from those that seek to collect on debts owed by Tom and his law firm.”
Tom confronted a second lawsuit later that month, alleging that his firm breached a written settlement and dialog with Wells Fargo Vendor Financial Services. The financial institution sought quick cost on the $882,715 excellent invoice.
Erika, for her half, broke her silence on the divorce within the season 11 trailer for The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. “I did not see it ending this way,” she mentioned within the promo, which debuted in April. “I was gonna hold that man’s hand until he died.”
The “XXPEN$IVE” singer additionally alleged that she “did not” have any prior warning concerning the lawsuits involving Tom.
“Erika was completely unaware of the very serious allegations that were being made against Tom in court,” a supply solely instructed Us in December 2020. “Tom always handled all of the finances and that was how they handled things. Erika feels betrayed by Tom because she completely trusted him.”
Erika accused Tom of getting an affair in December 2020, sharing textual content messages from his alleged mistress. An insider instructed Us later that month that the TV character was “still in disbelief that Tom would cheat.”
With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez