Erika Jayne is barely recognizable in a sweatshirt and sunglasses… following new legal troubles


Erika Jayne stopped by her local Trader Joe’s on Friday to pick up flowers.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 50, looked a far cry from her typical glam as she stepped out in a baggy sweatshirt and leggings.

The reality TV personality threw her platinum locks into a messy bun for the outing, which follows a new lawsuit that claims she knew about ex-husband Tom’s alleged embezzlement activities Girardi.

Before the weekend: Erika Jayne stopped by her local Trader Joe’s on Friday to pick up flowers

Erika’s face was mostly covered as the bombshell shielded her eyes with square-shaped black sunglasses and wore a face mask.

She stood out in a purple hoodie that said ‘night angel’ in a lime green print on the front.

The normally glamorous stunner added a pair of black and white Nike running trainers in store ahead of the weekend.

Dressed down: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 50, looked far from her typical glamor as she stepped out in a baggy sweatshirt and leggings

Dressed down: The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star, 50, looked far from her typical glamor as she stepped out in a baggy sweatshirt and leggings

The mother-of-one browsed the store’s floral offerings before later emerging with an orchid.

She kept it close, holding it with a shiny burgundy-colored manicure in one hand as she carried her phone in the other.

Jayne was seen alone for the outing, amid her latest legal setbacks which occurred on Thursday.

Hassle-free: The reality TV personality threw her platinum locks in a messy bun for the outing, which follows a new lawsuit that claims she knew about the ex's alleged embezzlement activities -husband Tom Girardi

Hassle-free: The reality TV personality threw her platinum locks in a messy bun for the outing, which follows a new lawsuit that claims she knew about the ex’s alleged embezzlement activities -husband Tom Girardi

Erika faces a $2.1 million lawsuit that accuses her and her company EJ Global, LLC of “aiding and abetting” 82-year-old Tom and his law firm Girardi & Keese.

It also says she was “intimately involved in Girardi & Keese’s business dealings” and was aware that the victims were “funding her notoriously lavish lifestyle.”

The Atlanta-born star’s attorney, Evan C. Borges, released a statement to PEOPLE saying, “The lawsuit is another misguided effort to blame Erika for the conduct of others in which she did not participate.”

Incognito: Erika's face was mostly covered as the bombshell shielded her eyes with square-shaped black sunglasses and wore a face mask

Incognito: Erika’s face was mostly covered as the bombshell shielded her eyes with square-shaped black sunglasses and wore a face mask

Borges added, “Erika does not have a law degree and never worked in or ran her former husband’s law firm.”

It was continued: ‘Whatever Mr. Girardi or others in his law firm did or said to plaintiffs in this matter, Erika had no knowledge of or role in it.’

Borges said the focus should be on Mr. Girardi, his law firm and “everyone else who enabled what he did.”

He then concluded, “Piling on Erika may generate publicity, but it’s without any basis in reality.”

Brilliant Look: She stood out in a purple hoodie that said 'angel of the night' in a lime green print on the front.

Brilliant Look: She stood out in a purple hoodie that said ‘angel of the night’ in a lime green print on the front.

The lawsuit was filed by attorney Manuel H. Miller and his client Kathleen Bajgrowicz, the mother of late NFL star Chuck Osborne, and claims Erika “knew of the scheme”.

Girardi and Miller represented Bajgrowicz in a lawsuit against the NFL and agreed to split costs. However, after reaching an agreement with the league, Tom did not distribute the funds to Bajgrowicz and Miller.

Instead, they allege he “ludled the plaintiffs into believing that the funds could not be distributed to anyone until various issues were resolved.”

“Unbeknownst to the plaintiffs, Girardi had already taken their money and breached his and the company’s fiduciary duty to distribute the funds to the plaintiffs,” the lawsuit alleges.

Additionally, the lawsuit also alleges that Jayne and EJ Global knew that “Girardi was operating a Ponzi scheme” and “aid or abetted Girardi” because it “benefited them financially.”

Casual: The normally glamorous stunner added a pair of black and white Nike running trainers in store ahead of the weekend

Casual: The normally glamorous stunner added a pair of black and white Nike running trainers in store ahead of the weekend

The lawsuit comes after the reality TV star recently won a court victory when she was dismissed from the Girardi embezzlement and fraud trial in Illinois last month.

Jayne — who split from Girardi in November 2020 after a 21-year marriage, shortly before the initial lawsuit was filed — spoke to E! Last Friday claiming she was a scapegoat.

“I’ve been the whipper for a lot of people and been beaten in public when others should be,” said the star – who is currently working on the Bravo show’s 12th season.

Did she know?  The lawsuit says the star was 'intimately involved in Girardi & Keese's business dealings' and was aware that the victims were 'funding his notoriously lavish lifestyle';  Jayne and Girardi pictured in 2017 in West Hollywood

Did she know? The lawsuit says the star was ‘intimately involved in Girardi & Keese’s business dealings’ and was aware that the victims were ‘funding his notoriously lavish lifestyle’; Jayne and Girardi pictured in 2017 in West Hollywood

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