Erika Jayne served $50 million lawsuit upon returning from luxe Hawaii vacation

July 25, 2022 | 6:27pm

Back to reality.

Following her luxe trip to Hawaii, Erika Jayne was served with papers for a $50 million racketeering lawsuit when she arrived back in Los Angeles Friday night.

In exclusive pics obtained by Page Six, the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star, 51, was seen leaving Los Angeles International Airport when a woman approached her and handed her two thick stacks of documents.

A rep for Jayne did not immediately respond to Page Six’s request for comment.

“The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne was served with papers at Los Angeles International Airport Friday night.
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Jayne — who was approached in the baggage claim area — was dressed casually for her return flight to LA, sporting white sweatpants and a matching zip-up sweatshirt.

The “Pretty Mess” singer rocked a fresh face with her hair styled in a tight top knot and a white face mask to shield her from COVID-19. She completed the look with white sneakers and a Gucci duffle bag.

The reality star was leaving the baggage claim area when she was approached.

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Jayne was leaving the baggage claim area when she was approached.

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Jayne was leaving the baggage claim area when she was approached.

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Jayne was leaving the baggage claim area when she was approached.

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“I just wanted to give you these documents. This is a summons and complaint to serve you,” the woman said in video footage obtained by Page Six.

The lawsuit, filed by Edelson PC, accuses Jayne of nine charges including racketeering, conspiracy to commit racketeering, unlawful business practice and deceit, among others, in relation to the ongoing legal drama involving estranged ex-husband Tom Girardi.

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Jayne rocked a fresh face and a mask to shield herself from COVID-19.
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“Tom and Erika routinely misappropriated client settlement money to project an image of wealth and to prop up a lifestyle made for reality TV,” the lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit also alleges that Jayne’s EJ Global company “was created for the purpose of funneling money from Girardi Keese to benefit Erika.”

The reality TV star took the papers and abruptly exited LAX.
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Additionally, Edelson PC claims in court docs that Jayne was aware of Girardi’s “scheme,” which allegedly embezzled settlement funds meant to help the victims of Lion Air Flight 610.

The docs accuse Jayne of “flaunt[ing]” her lavish lifestyle and “acting as the ‘frontwoman’ of the operation, selling to the world (including unsuspecting clients) that Girardi Keese was successful.”

An unidentified man escorted Jayne at LAX after she was served.

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An unidentified man escorted Jayne at LAX after she was served.

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As Page Six previously reported, there was a separate but related case filed by Edelson in regards to the racketeering allegations back in April. Jayne was dismissed from the prior lawsuit.

However, Jay Edelson clarified to Page Six that this case is “prosecuting the claims of the clients (the widows and orphans)” whereas the April suit was “more limited, in terms of who we sued, what we were suing about, and the legal theories we are pursuing.”

The “Pretty Mess” singer was photographed with co-star Lisa Rinna in Hawaii before heading to LA.

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The “Pretty Mess” singer was photographed with co-star Lisa Rinna in Hawaii before heading to LA.

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“As we allege, we believe we can prove to a jury that the Girardi firm was, and has long been, a criminal enterprise,” Edelson told us via email.

For her part, the reality TV star has vehemently maintained her innocence on more than one occasion.

The lawsuit alleges Jayne was the “frontwoman” of the operation.
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“I feel terrible. This is not who I am,” Jayne said during the Season 11 reunion of “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” in October 2021.

“And I hope this is not who he is. … I hope that [Tom] has not done what is alleged here.”

The lawsuit filed earlier this month is “prosecuting the claims of the clients.”
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Prior to getting served the new paperwork, Jayne enjoyed a tropical vacation in Hawaii with Rinna and “RHOBH” newcomer Diana Jenkins.

The ladies were at one point photographed enjoying bubbling rosé while in deep conversation outside their villa.

Jayne has previously denied any wrongdoing or involvement in the alleged embezzlement scheme.
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In another photo, Jayne appeared upset as she let out an angry expression and threw up her hands while chatting with her co-stars.

It’s unclear what the two were discussing at the time.

Jayne vacationed with Rinna and Diana Jenkins in Hawaii prior to getting served.
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During last week’s episode of “RHOBH,” Jayne told her co-stars that she was in no rush to divorce Girardi, 83.

She argued that staying married to the attorney is keeping her from having to write any alimony checks.

Jayne has yet to comment on the serving.
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“It’s ironic, but if I was divorced from Tom, I’d have to pay him alimony,” Jayne said in a confessional before adding with a laugh, “I’ll stay married, thanks.”

Jayne also alleged that she couldn’t “get a divorce right now” amid her and Girardi’s legal and financial woes.

Rinna, who has maintained her belief in Jayne’s innocence, has also not commented on the LAX ambush.
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“Like, I’m legally separated, so my life has moved on and everything is separate. But I can’t get a divorce right now. There’s so much legal s—t going on,” she said.

“It’s a weird time and I’m really ready for it to be over.”

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