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Tom Girardi Allegedly Never Paid Court Reporter Company $550,000 Amid Erika Jayne Divorce

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Dec. 22 2020, Updated 1:03 p.m. ET

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In even more legal trouble! Tom Girardi has been accused of not paying his court reporter company, Veritext, nearly $550,000, Us Weekly reported. 

Girardi owes the company $548,941,28 in unpaid invoices, according to court documents. 

This comes after Erika Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi after 21 years of marriage in November. At the time, the split was a shock to many, but then Jayne accused Giradi of cheating on her

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Jayne briefly posted and deleted photos from an old cell phone that belonged to Girardi, which allegedly showed messages from California judge Justice Tricia A. Bigelow, who allegedly was "f***ing my husband Tom Girardi and he was paying her Saks bill and paying for her plastic surgery."

"Tonight was fantastic. Really. But it would be a whole lot better if I were f***ing you," and "Miss you babe. Makeup sex?" the alleged messages read. There were alleged requests for Girardi to pay a doctor but the judge said, "I can ask my new boyfriend to pay if it’s a problem. He’s got big dough."

Jayne recently asked for spousal support during their divorce proceedings but that request was shot down by Girardi. 

However, the divorce and the alleged affair isn’t the only other legal battle Girardi is in. Girardi and Jayne were accused of banking settlement money intended for the families of the Lion Air Flight 610, which claimed 189 lives in 2018 "in order to continue funding his and Erika’s lavish Beverly Hills lifestyles." The firm even alleged that the split was a stunt as the couple "are on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds."

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Additionally, business partners Robert Keese, Robert Finnerty and Jill O’Callahan are suing to end their 1126 Wilshire Partnersup business as Girardi owes them each at least $315,000 in lost earnings on top of $442,000 each in lost equity. The trio claimed that Girardi never paid them the $315,000 income money they were owed and kept the money for himself. 

Girardi is also being sued by Wells Fargo as he stopped paying monthly rent for office equipment. 

Earlier this month, Girardi’s assets were frozen by a judge. In September, Girardi said in court that he hadn’t "taken a penny in salary out of the firm for more than two years."

"At one point I had about $80 million or $50 million in cash. That’s all gone. I don’t have any money," he told the judge. 

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Meanwhile, Jayne was "unaware" of the allegations as a source told Us Weekly that she never thought her ex "could be capable of doing what he has been accused of in court."

"Tom always handled all of the finances and that was how they handled things. She is just reeling from all of this … but Erika is a tough cookie and she isn’t stupid. She will get through this," the insider said. 

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