Tom Girardi Diagnosed with Severe Medical Issues Amid Legal Battles
Amid his multiple lawsuits, Tom Girardi was hospitalized with delayed Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. In February, the retired lawyer, 81, completed a mental examination. What’s more, he went through the tests due to his brother Robert’s attempts to join Tom’s official conservator.
In an affidavit, Dr. Nathan Lavid, a well-renowned psychiatrist in Long Beach, stated that the former husband of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Erika Jayne is incompetent to join any court hearings.
“Dementia impairs his ability to understand the hearing,” Lavid wrote. “His emotional distress is directly related to his dementia and exacerbated by his confusion.”
Lavid also said Tom’s short-term memory, concentration, and comprehension skills remain moderately impaired. Moreover, he reported Tom has “moderate” paranoia.
Girardi’s health problems started in December 2020. What’s more, he was admitted to a hospital for severe illness. In January, Robert asserted he was struggling with a short-term loss of memory. In early February, Tom appointed Robert as an interim conservator after revoking his entry to the California State Bar.
Divorce Amidst The Choas
Tom remains entangled in a slew of legal problems. Most notably, a divorce from Jayne, who ended their relationship. Furthermore, they decided to end their marriage weeks before a law firm supporting the victims of Lion Air Flight 610 for possibly stealing funds prosecuted the former pair during their divorce. Girardi then entered a poverty plea in court. The investigation is still active.
In December, Girardi’s longtime business associate, Robert Keese, filed a lawsuit to terminate their joint venture, 1126 Wilshire Partnership. According to Keese and other lawyers, Girardi failed to pay them the approximate $315,000 they gained from the collaboration rather than pocketing the money “for his own personal gain.”
Wells Fargo Financial Services sued Girardi for illegally violating deals he executed with the bank.
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