Erika Jayne’s New Rich SUGAR DADDY Is Her Ex Husband’s Close Friend
Ronald Richards has dished that the mystery man is actually an old friend of Erika Jayne’s ex, disgraced lawyer, Tom Girardi. The paparazzi snapped a photo of the Bravo star with attorney, James Wilkes ll, in Las Vegas. Ronald Richards was soon on the case and sharing his findings on Twitter.
James Wilkes ll is a Tampa Bay lawyer who was recently arrested for aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, per a report by the Tampa Bay Times. Wilkes claimed that he was struck in the face by a female inside their shared home, during an argument in April.
Wilkes reportedly called 911 and the dispatcher heard a woman yelling that he had waved around a firearm and shot a wall. The lawyer told police that the woman hit him on the head “with something, possibly her hand.” He went on to claim that he retrieved a .45-caliber handgun and shotgun from the master bedroom amid a concern that she would access one of his firearms.
Wilkes explained that he was “afraid” so he fired one round into the bed, and another into the bathroom to “scare” the woman and end the argument.
He stated that he never aimed the gun at the woman, but she alleged that Wilkes held the gun to her temple and torso while threatening her life. He denied the allegations. Wilkes was arrested and released after posting a $1k bail. His lawyers later claimed that Wilkes’ actions were in self-defense.
Tampa police did receive an order to remove weapons and ammunition from the property. The female was not arrested but authorities filed a “charge of battery on a person older than 65” for review by the Hillsborough State Attorney’s Office.
Meanwhile, Erika is preparing to launch her new Las Vegas residency, after being sidelined amid ongoing legal drama tied to her ex.
“Going through what I went through the last couple years really stole my creativity. It’s hard to be creative and inspired when there’s such heavy things,” the 51-year-old said during an April appearance on Page Six’s Virtual Reali-Tea podcast.
“Getting back to being creative and getting inspired has been fun,” the Xxpen$ive singer added. “And I look forward to sharing that on stage.”
The upcoming show titled “Bet It All On Blonde” starts August 25 with dates through early December, at Mandalay Bay’s House of Blues.
“It’s pop, it’s dance, it’s glamour, it’s glitz, it’s fun,” she said of her newest endeavor.
“I’m gonna give you as many costume changes as they’ll let me have … It’s going to be a ton of costumes and makeup and hair and glamour and music — and I want water! It’s gonna be a good time,” Erika Jayne added.
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