Tom Girardi’s health is at stake amid his lawsuit against Lion Air.
Lawyers for reality star Erika Jayne’s estranged husband said in documents filed Monday that Girardi, 81, had contracted a “serious illness” in recent months that required hospitalization, Us Weekly reported.
The documents further allege that Girardi “put everything into words” regarding his pending case due to his illness, which led him away from his law firm.
Girardi’s lawyers also claim that his hospitalization was the “mistake” that prevented some families from being paid in full.
As Page Six previously reported, Girardi and his law firm Girardi Keese were held in contempt of court on Monday and a $ 2 million sentence was issued against them for failing to explain where the money was going in the Lion Air flight scheme.
The judge also ordered that the assets of Girardi and his firm be frozen as the case goes on.
Edelson PC, a class-action firm, sued Jayne, 49, and Girardi on behalf of the 2018 Lion Air flight victims earlier this month for alleged misappropriation of the money and an attempt to cover it up through their “ fake divorce. ” The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star filed for divorce in November after two decades of marriage.