Thomas Girardi is reportedly struggling with health issues amid his legal woes. The estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, Erika Jayne, is reportedly suffering from short-term memory loss, according to court documents obtained by The Blast.
Court documents reveal that Thomas’ brother, Robert Girardi, filed a declaration in the involuntary Chapter 7 bankruptcy case filed by Thomas’ creditors, last month. In the newly filed documents, Robert alleges that his brother suffers from short-term memory loss and requires a conservatorship.
Robert says that his brother “is incapable of realizing and understanding the repercussions of the bankruptcy filings pending against him and the Debtor. Furthermore, the TG is not capable of making rational decisions with respect to his or the Debtor’s financial responsibilities.”
Robert states in the declaration that he plans to seek the court’s permission to act as conservator over Thomas’ finances. He says that he wants to help the bankruptcy court gain access to his brother’s financial records. Thomas has failed to respond to the bankruptcy case thus far, and has not even retained a lawyer to represent him in the case.
“I have attempted to discuss with my brother how to best respond to the Involuntary Petitions pending against the Debtor and while at times he appears to be aware of the filing of the Involuntary Petitions he needs to be reminded often,” Robert states in the court docs.
“My brother is incapable of realizing and understanding” the seriousness of the case. “Furthermore, my brother is not capable of making rational decisions with respect to his financial responsibilities and offers solutions and opinions that are factually impossible,” he wrote.
“My brother has short term memory loss, often asking and those around him the same questions over and over,” Robert alleges.
He added that he has been unable to have “reasonable conversation about the multiple legal and financial issues he is facing.”
The original petition read—“The debtor is generally not paying such debtor’s debts as they become due.” The judge has not yet ruled on Robert’s petition.
The creditors include Thomas’ former law partners, Robert Keese and Jill O’Callahan. Robert thinks that Thomas owes him over $1.5 million, and Jill alleges that she is owed $757k.
Thomas and Erika are embroiled in a divorce, amid the legal drama.
As previously reported—shortly after the news of the breakup broke, class action firm Edelson PC accused the couple of embezzling settlement funds for families of the victims of Lion Air Flight 610, a crash that killed 189 people, in 2018. The law firm accused the couple of staging the split because they “are on the verge of financial collapse and locked in a downward spiral of mounting debts and dwindling funds.”
Some fans are rolling their eyes at the reports of Thomas’ health struggles, labeling the news as a way for the former power lawyer to dodge responsibility.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills returns to Bravo this spring.