Tom Girardi, Erika Jayne scandal topic of Hulu documentary

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Mounting authorized drama surrounding Tom Girardi and Erika Jayne will quickly be documented on the small display — and never simply on “Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

The distinguished Los Angeles legal professional, 82, and his pop singer spouse, 49, are the topics of a forthcoming documentary from ABC Information Originals and Hulu that can discover the speedy downfall of the rich couple — sparked by numerous lawsuits alleging that Girardi misappropriated funds supposed for his susceptible purchasers.

Introduced Wednesday through Folks, ABC’s “The Housewife and the Hustler” will characteristic interviews with authorized specialists and purchasers Girardi allegedly swindled, in addition to the embattled couple’s “Actual Housewives” costars.

Along with accusations of embezzlement, the documentary will even handle allegations that the pair of Pasadena socialites strategically timed their impending divorce to the reputation-shattering authorized scandals plaguing Girardi.

Jayne filed to divorce Girardi in November, simply as her husband was uncovered for allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands in settlement winnings from the households of Indonesian passengers who died within the 2019 crash of Lion Air Flight 610, whom he represented in court docket. Jayne’s court docket submitting cited irreconcilable variations and sought spousal help from Girardi.

The couple has additionally been sued for allegedly leveraging their “sham” of a divorce to embezzle more cash to help their lavish way of life, in accordance with Folks. As well as, Girardi has been accused of improperly funneling greater than $20 million in loans to Jayne’s leisure firm, which funds her recording profession.

“I feel the most important query is: Did she know?” says “Actual Housewives” star Heather McDonald in a brand new teaser for the documentary.

The fallout from Girardi’s authorized troubles has been swift: As of December, the overwhelming majority of legal professionals beforehand employed by his agency, Girardi Keese, had give up, and in March, the State Bar of California threatened disciplinary motion towards Girardi for allegedly misappropriating funds belonging to his Indonesian purchasers.

Main as much as the documentary, the controversy looming over Jayne and Girardi has additionally been unfolding onscreen in “Actual Housewives of Beverly Hills.” The duo, who wed in 2000, has appeared within the hit actuality sequence since 2015.

Between interviews, the upcoming documentary will even embody non-public voicemail messages, court docket data and a beforehand unheard deposition tape of Girardi.

“The Housewife and the Hustler” premieres June 14 on Hulu.

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