Erika Jayne Faces Multimillion Dollar Lawsuit : Christopher Psaila, a costume seller, has sued Erika Jayne for a large sum. Her Vegas show, “Bet It All on Blonde,” is the main attraction. The co-founder of Marco Marco, Psaila, claims that Jayne, her ex-husband Tom Girardi, Secret Service officials, and American Express conspired to accuse her of wire fraud and identity theft. The lawsuit claims that Jayne and Girardi misused federal resources instead of resolving a business dispute with Psaila. Psaila seeks $18.2 million in penalties and a jury trial.
Jayne and Girardi “weaponized” the Secret Service by bribing agent Robert Savage to investigate Psaila. American Express is also involved in the case. The company is accused of not investigating Jayne’s claim of unauthorized charges, which would have led to a $800,000 refund. Psaila claims Jayne authorized him to charge her credit card for show-related services since 2014.
“Tom Girardi used client settlement funds to support his and Erika (Jayne)’s lavish lifestyle, leading to bankruptcy,” says the legal complaint. Both had strong reasons to claim that Psaila and Marco Marco tricked them out of money.
Despite the dropped charges in September 2021, Psaila claims the judicial process took a heavy toll on him emotionally, mentally, and physically. In a press release, Psaila’s lawyers said Marco Marco also suffered financially. He lost customers, retailers, and workers, costing him millions in lost profits and goodwill.
Jayne, famous for “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” moved to Las Vegas during this legal drama. The lawsuit is a blow to her business and could impact her Vegas show. It adds another legal issue for Jayne, who is also going through a split with Girardi, a former famous lawyer.
The case involves events from April 2017, where Psaila allegedly made false charges on Jayne’s American Express card, amounting to $800,000 to $900,000. Psaila claims the star authorized his company to charge this amount for costumes and services.
Jayne’s lawyers haven’t commented yet, but this claim could impact her Vegas residency and public perception. It raises concerns about government resources being used for personal grudges and scrutinies American Express for alleged insufficient investigation of large financial transactions.
The lawsuit could set a precedent for future cases involving business disputes and government resource misuse by famous individuals. This could harm their reputations and careers.