Tom Girardi, 81, has Alzheimer’s: Doctor in conservatorship case tells LA court of his client’s decling health as he faces a slew of lawsuits and bitter divorce from RHOBH star Erika Jayne, 49
- Tom Girardi’s doctor claimed he has Alzheimer’s disease and dementia in court documents obtained by TMZ on Wednesday
- The doctor said Girardi, 81, is unable to understand court hearings as a result
- The documents were filed in relationship to Girardi’s temporary conservatorship
- Girardi is embroiled in a bitter divorce from 49-year-old Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne
- The top consumer law attorney is also facing a slew of embezzlement lawsuits
Tom Girardi, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne, is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a doctor in his conservatorship case claimed in court filings.
Girardi, 81, was placed under a temporary conservatorship last month in wake of a medical emergency he suffered in late January.
It came after the prominent consumer law attorney in Los Angeles was hit with a slew of embezzlement lawsuits accusing him of mishandling clients’ funds after he in Jayne, 49, filed for a divorce.
In documents obtained by TMZ on Wednesday, Girardi’s doctor said his ability to understand court hearings has been impaired significantly by late-onset Alzheimer’s and dementia affecting his memory, concentration, communication and logic.
Tom Girardi, the estranged husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Erika Jayne (pictured together in 2016), is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, a doctor in his conservatorship case claimed in court filings
The doctor said the dementia is also causing substantial emotional distress, leaving Girardi feeling ‘angry, anxious, fearful, panicked and helpless’, TMZ reported.
The outlet disclosed few details about the documents beyond that they were filed in Los Angeles court in his conservatorship case.
The report followed news that Girardi had officially been stripped of his license to practice law in the state of California as he faces a mountain of legal battles.
Girardi, 81, was placed under a temporary conservatorship last month in wake of a medical emergency he suffered in late January
Girardi’s brother, Robert Girardi, warned the Los Angeles court of the 81-year-old’s deteriorating condition a few weeks ago when he requested a temporary conservatorship.
Judge Daniel Juarez granted the request on February 1 and put Robert in charge of Girardi’s estate and day-to-day care, at least until March 30.
Another hearing on the conservatorship is scheduled for March 15, where the judge will consider Robert’s request to put his brother in an assisted living facility.
Girardi made headlines in December after class action firm Edelson PC filed a lawsuit claiming that his divorce from Jayne was orchestrated to ‘fraudulently protect Tom and Erika’s money’ as they’re ‘on the verge of financial collapse’ because of another lawsuit.
In the latter lawsuit, the couple were accused of embezzling $2million in settlement funds intended for the families of victims who died in the 2018 Lion Air Flight 610 crash that killed 189.
Girardi is also facing a lawsuit from from Robert Keese, the other named partner in his law firm who claims Girardi owes him over $500,000.
Jayne (pictured in October) filed for divorce from Girardi on November 3, claiming that he had ‘multiple affairs’ over their 21 years of marriage
Jayne filed for divorce from Girardi on November 3, claiming that he had ‘multiple affairs’ over their 21 years of marriage.
The couple, who met in 2000 when she was waitressing at a club, famously flaunted their wealth on the reality TV show, with Jayne claiming she spent $40,000 a month on make-up and clothes.
After all of their assets were frozen in December by a judge overseeing the Lion Air case, Jayne publicly blamed Girardi for causing her to lose $80million in cash.
She also took to Instagram to accuse Girardi of having a months-long affair with Justice Tricia A. Bigelow, a former deputy attorney general for California who has presided over the Second District Court of Appeal, Division Eight since February 2010.
Girardi and Jayne famously flaunted their wealth on the RHOBH (pictured)