Erika Jayne had a thing or two to say after Jon Hamm weighed in on her earrings controversy.
The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills star, 52, blasted Hamm after he called on her to return the $750K earrings her estranged husband Tom Girardi purchased for her using allegedly embezzled funds.
Jayne did surrender the jewelry, but she recently scored a legal win when a court determined the earrings were not part of the estate impacted by Girardi’s bankruptcy case.
‘I have my appeal. And that’s, you know — like, Jon Hamm, you know. “They never were yours.” F**k you,’ Erika said during an appearance on the No Filter with Zack Peter podcast.
‘I won on appeal,’ she added.
‘F**k you’: Erika Jayne blasted Jon Hamm after he weighed in on her earrings controversy and called on her to return the $750k earrings; pictured August 2023
She also insisted Hamm was unaware of the facts.
‘You don’t know what you’re talking about. You know, “Those were never yours.” Really?’ she added. ‘Appellate judge said they were — or at least said you can’t prove that they weren’t. So that made me happy.’
During a 2022 appearance on the Howard Stern Show, Hamm said of the jewelry fiasco: ‘You just want to shake her and go, “Honey, they were never yours”. Give them back.’
On May 1, the Central District of California on May 1 issued an order pertaining to Jayne’s earrings, saying that they were not a part of the estate impacted by Girardi’s bankruptcy.
The court ruled that the earrings should not have been remanded by the bankruptcy trustee, and that the bankruptcy court would have to rule on possession of the earrings. The court docs were posted by Emily Baker, a one-time Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney and entertainment legal analyst, via Twitter, in July.
The Bravo star turned in the earrings last summer.
‘It wasn’t easy for [Erika] to part ways with something that was sentimental to her,’ an insider close to Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills production told People at the time, ‘but she knows she needed to do it and she complied.’
In June of 2022, Judge Barry Russell said that while he did not think Jayne ‘was aware the earrings were stolen property,’ she must turn them in as they were paid for with ‘settlement funds from the trust account created for a class action handled by Thomas’ firm Girardi Keese,’ Law360 reported, according to US.
Jayne in July of 2022 sought to appeal the case, according to Radar.
‘You don’t know what you’re talking about’: Jayne said of Hamm; pictured on the Howard Stern Show back in September 2022
Controversy: Jayne has been forced to return the $750K earrings her estranged husband Tom Girardi purchased for her using allegedly embezzled funds
Ronald Richards, a lawyer who once worked for the trustee in the case, said on Twitter in December of 2022 that ‘the earrings sold for $250,000’ in an auction to raise funds for Girardi’s alleged victims.
Another complication in the case came the month before, when Richards claimed that Jayne did not hand in the specific set of earrings she was supposed to.
Adding to the confusion, Richards’ wife Lauren Boyette Richards was seen donning the purported earrings in a December 2022 Instagram post, saying she purchased them in an auction.
In March of 2023, Jayne filed for damages in connection with the earrings, saying the court had made a ‘legal error’ in auctioning them off, Radar reported, citing court docs.
Jayne ‘has elected and is entitled to money damages based on the proceeds of the sale of a marital gift received by her in 2007 that was taken from her and sold by the Trustee based on the legally erroneous Turnover Order,’ her attorney said in court papers.
His two cents: During a 2022 appearance on the Howard Stern Show, Hamm said of the jewelry fiasco: ‘You just want to shake her and go, “Honey, they were never yours”… Give them back’
Controversy: Girardi, 84, in March 2007 purchased the jewelry for the Atlanta-born reality star with funds from a client trust account and claimed they were case-related expenditures, Us reported in February 2022, citing court docs in the case
Girardi, 84, in March 2007 purchased the jewelry for the Atlanta-born reality star with funds from a client trust account and claimed they were case-related expenditures, Us reported in February 2022, citing court docs in the case.
Girardi initially claimed that the earrings were stolen, but they were purportedly located in a safe.
Ronald Richards told US at the time that Jayne ‘had tried to argue that too much time had passed and that it was the firm’s former clients who should be making this claim, not the trustee.
‘The court rejected that argument and said the trustee can bring a turnover order for the earrings and forfeited all of Erika’s rights in the earrings.’
Richards noted that the court ‘found the firm embezzled the funds’ and that ‘the earrings were ordered property of the estate.’
Richards in June of 2022 told Page Six that ‘the ruling was a major milestone in the quest to recover stolen assets by the Girardis,’ and that ‘it does not matter whether Erika knew they were stolen client funds or not.’
Jayne’s lawyer Evan Borges said that the reality star ‘did nothing wrong’ and was facing repercussions due to Girardi’s misconduct.
‘Once again, Erika is facing consequences for past actions taken by Tom Girardi and Girardi Keese,’ Borges told the outlet. ‘In fact, the judge specifically found no fault or knowledge on the part of Erika regarding the actions by Tom Girardi and his partners at the law firm. Tom Girardi the lawyer did this.
Reality star: Jayne pictured in Las Vegas in August
‘Legally, the judge’s decision raises an important issue of whether the law allows revisiting transactions of 15 years ago to take away a gift received by an innocent spouse. But that’s for a higher court to decide.’
Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi in November of 2020 after a 21-year marriage, shortly ahead of the filing of the initial suit.
She said at the time: ‘After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. 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.’
Jayne was originally named with her estranged spouse in the December 2020 class action lawsuit filed by Edelson PC.
The suit accused the couple of fraud and embezzlement in connection with $2 million in settlement funds earmarked for victims of the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crash, in which all 189 people onboard died.
In January of 2022, she was dismissed from the ongoing lawsuit filed against against Girardi in Illinois.
Girardi has been living in a nursing home after he was diagnosed with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and in July of 2021 was placed into a conservatorship by his brother Robert.