When the whole Tom Gerardi scandal exploded and Erica Jane filed for divorce from him, she accused him of cheating.
She is not alone. Among the wild claims out there, this one seems to be a pretty strong one.
Tom is now accused of diverting $300,000 in misused money to an alleged mistress…to her beach apartment.
Even after a major courtroom victory, Erica is stunned by the depths of Tom’s betrayal.
The Los Angeles Times I got hold of court documents regarding Tom Girardi’s alleged misuse of settlement money.
A huge amount of money allocated to Girardi Keese’s clients was lost.
Court filings accuse him of sending $300,000 of that money to Tricia A. Bigelow.
Bigelow’s attorney noted that she, a former judge, did not know the money came from the stolen money.
Transport ‘Not marked as coming from A [Girardi Keese] trusted account.
As with Erica, Bigelow’s attorney explained that Tom “has not shared anything with her as to the source of any gifts”.
When a famous lawyer with his name in a law firm and for decades of long business buys you a gift, don’t doubt it.
Notably, Erica can also cite Bigelow’s lack of awareness as part of a pattern that Tom hides. If it comes to that.
Speaking of Erica, she had no idea what Bigelow’s beach house was or how Tom achieved it.
Earlier in August, she learned about this while testifying.
“Oh my God,” Erica cried, before her lawyers asked her to avoid the swearing. “No way, no way.”
By the way, Bigelow managed to return gifts from Tom, which allowed her to avoid the deposit.
One of the main differences between being a lover and a wife is that your life and your finances are generally easier to separate.
We’re glad Bigelow was able to do this, but of course sad that she had to. This whole thing has hurt a lot of people.
Meanwhile, Erika has made a public comment about Tom’s gifts to Bigelow.
“Awesome. I learned about jewelry, shopping, and plastic surgery,”
“But,” Erica admitted, “that really threw me for an episode.”
Erica had known about Bigelow before that. I’ve known her as Tom’s alleged lover since 2020.
She had no idea about the beach house, or the $300,000 transfer.
why? Because Tom was dealing with money, and because that money didn’t come from their house.
Meanwhile, Erica is also celebrating another small victory, as the court found no evidence that she had done anything wrong in a massive fraud lawsuit.
We’ve been asserting for two years that while some of Erica’s behavior was worrisome, many viewers labeled her a “criminal” without clear evidence.
Erica should show more sympathy to Tom’s victims. But fans should realize that Erica may be the same. Perhaps the biggest of all.