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Erika Girardi sued by designer for $18.2 million over fraudulent credit card charges – Socialite Life

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Erika Jayne has been sued by her former designer Christopher Psaila for $18.2 million.

The TV personality, who recently launched her Las Vegas residency “Bet It All On Blonde,” was sued by costume merchant Christopher Psaila for her alleged involvement in a fraud scheme against Psaila in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California on Tuesday, according to court documents.

In the multimillion-dollar lawsuit, Psaila – co-founder of costumer Marco Marco – alleges that Jayne, along with a group of Secret Service agents and credit card company American Express, conspired to “maliciously prosecute” him in April 2017 for alleged wire fraud and identity theft on the claim that Psaila defrauded Jayne by charging her American Express card with false charges for goods and services totaling $800,000 to $900,000.

Erika Jayne attends the Homeless Not Toothless Hollywood Gala at The Beverly Hilton on April 22, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Homeless Not Toothless)

Psaila claims The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star gave him and his business permission to charge her credit card for costumes and services Marco Marco provided for her performances dating back to 2014.

Jayne and estranged husband Tom Girardi allegedly “weaponized” the Secret Service, per Psaila’s filing, by soliciting and bribing agent Robert Savage to launch a federal criminal investigation against Psaila instead of scrutinizing his business dispute with Jayne.

The lawsuit also states that Jayne and Girardi enlisted American Express in their alleged fraud scheme, with Psaila alleging the company failed to investigate Jayne’s claim of unauthorized charges and refunded the couple nearly $800,000.

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Erika Jayne attends her Las Vegas residency announcement event at Bootsy Bellows on April 19, 2023 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Steven Simione/Getty Images)

“Tom Girardi was going bankrupt and used client settlement funds from his law firm, Girardi Keese, to pay for his and Erika (Jayne’s) extravagant lifestyle and personal bills,” the complaint states. “Thus, both Erika (Jayne) and Tom Girardi had a compelling reason to illegally claim that Chris Psaila and Marco Marco had defrauded them.”

Although the charges against Psaila were dismissed in September 2021, Psaila claims the legal ordeal brought on by Jayne’s fraud allegations caused him to suffer “extreme emotional distress, financial harm to his business, Marco Marco, and extreme emotional, psychological, and physical injuries.”

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“While facing false federal credit card fraud charges for nearly five years, Hollywood costume merchant Christopher Psaila’s business was nearly destroyed and his life was devastated,” Psaila’s attorneys said in a press release. “Mr. Psaila’s business lost clients, retailers, and employees, resulting in lost profits and goodwill totaling tens of millions of dollars.”

Psaila is seeking a minimum of $18.2 million in damages and a jury trial.


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Julia Fox says her relationship with Kanye West was sexless – Socialite Life

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Julia Fox is set to release her memoir, Down the Drain, in October, but you’ll be disappointed if you were expecting her to dish all the dirt on her sex life with her ex-boyfriend Kanye West.

The 33-year-old actress and model told The New York Times‘ Jessica Testa about her memoir.

Kanye West attends LE BAL hosted by MAC and Carine Roitfeld as part of Paris Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2013 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on October 2, 2012 in Paris, France. (Photo by Getty Images)

During the interview, Testa pointed out that while details about sex did make it into Fox’s book, Fox didn’t recount any details about her sex life with the rapper now known as Ye.

“Because there, like, wasn’t any. It wasn’t really about that,” Fox replied.

Fox briefly dated West for about a month at the beginning of 2022. The pair met at a New Year’s Eve 2021 party but broke up in February. The rapper was dating Fox while he was still in the process of divorcing his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.

In an interview published in September 2022, Fox told the Evening Standard that she broke up with West because she didn’t have the “bandwidth” for his “unresolved issues.”

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“The unresolved issues that he was dealing with. It just seems like he had a lot to work on, and I just don’t have time for it, or energy,” Fox said in the interview. “I don’t have the bandwidth or emotional capacity for it. I’m proud of myself for that.”

Representatives for Fox and West did not immediately respond to requests for comment from Insider sent outside regular business hours.


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Cher allegedly hired men to kidnap troubled son Elijah Blue Allman from NY hotel prior to rehab stint – Socialite Life

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New details show that Cher allegedly tried something major to get her younger son Elijah Blue Allman into rehab.

In court papers obtained by DailyMail, they allege that Cher took drastic measures to get him into rehab. The story goes that Cher had her son kidnapped, hiring four men to go to the Chateau Marmont Hotel and take him. At this time, he was trying to reconcile with his wife, Marieangela King, around the time of their wedding anniversary on Nov 2022.

Allegedly, Cher was worried about her son Elijah’s health after she found photos of him looking frazzled in another hotel where he had reportedly lived for half a year.

Cher attends the UK Premiere of “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” at Eventim Apollo on July 16, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Getty Images)

One witness wrote about his state, saying, “At first he looked like he was dead, but he had in fact passed out,’ said a witness to his collapse. The staff picked him up and took him inside.”

So, the court documents claim that Cher went on to hire four men to obtain her younger son, and his ex-wife King detailed the experience. She and Elijah were together for a little less than two weeks to work on their marriage, “Given the proper time I believe that we will reconcile,” she said.

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Cher poses in the press room at the 67th Annual Golden Globe Awards held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 17, 2010 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

“On November 30, 2022, the night of our wedding anniversary, four people came to our hotel room and removed (Elijah) from our room,” she said. “I was told by one of the four men who took him that they were hired by (Elijah’s) mother.”

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Yes, you read that headline right. Pink has wasted no time kicking a man out of her concert in Texas after he attempted to protest in the middle of the crowd.

In a clip going viral on TikTok, the singer had the concertgoer ejected during her Summer Carnival tour stop in San Antonio after he held up his mobile phone with a note that read: “Circumcision: cruel and harmful.”

When Pink noticed the man protesting mid-concert right in front of the stage, she stopped the music to confront him.

P!nk visits SiriusXM Studios on February 22, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

“Oh, you’re making a whole point right now, aren’t you? Do you feel good about yourself?” she asked him from the stage.

“You spent all this money to come here and do that? I could buy a Birkin bag with that type of money … Get that s**t out of here.”

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P!NK attends the 2023 iHeartRadio Music Awards at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California on March 27, 2023. Broadcasted live on FOX. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images for iHeartRadio)

The activist paid no attention to Pink and turned around to show the audience the message on his phone.

“He wants all of you to read it. He came here tonight to talk about circumcision. Get it out, get that cancer out, man,” she said, gesturing to her security guards to escort him out of Alamodome stadium.

While the incident may appear random to some, Pink has a history with anti-circumcision activists since 2019 when she accidentally posted a photo showing her son Jameson’s genitalia as he played by a pool.

“There’s something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there,” she wrote in an Instagram post at the time. “Going off about my baby’s penis? About circumcision??? Are you for real?

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“As any normal mother at the beach, I didn’t even notice he took off his swim diaper. I deleted it because you’re all f***ing disgusting.”

Pink said she was also turning off the comments on the photo because of the “state of social media and keyboard warriors, and the negativity that you bring to other people’s lives”.

“There is something seriously wrong with a lot of you out there. Smfh.”


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