The legal battle continues. Weeks after attorney Ronald Richards urged Erika Jayne to “voluntarily” pay $25 million from estranged husband Tom Girardi’s lawsuit, he has continued to negotiate with her legal team.
Richards exclusively confirmed to Us Weekly that he has been “actively talking” to the 50-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star’s attorneys about settling the lawsuit since his last September 8 plea.
“I gave her a week to just voluntarily return the money, but she never did,” Richards told Us on Friday, October 1. “I can’t get into the settlement discussion, but we are trying to resolve the case with her attorney. This is the $25 million that [Girardi’s] law firm paid on behalf of Erika to cover her expenses over a 12-year period.”