Teresa & Joe Giudice's Fame Won't Help Them This Time

Teresa GiudiceThings are looking bad for Teresa and Joe Giudice. The villainous Real Housewives of New Jersey couple faces a 39-count indictment for federal charges, and there's talk of jail and even deportation. This is real.

Amidst it all, however, the Giudices are doing what they always do -- blaming anyone or anything but themselves. Even though prosecutors have evidence of conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud, they're still pointing fingers, and this time it's at their fame.

In a statement via WetPaint, Teresa's attorney Henry Klingeman said:

She's certainly being targeted because of her celebrity. The government frequently targets high-profile people to draw attention to their prosecutorial efforts. It's especially happening here.

Joe's attorney, Miles Feinstein, concurred:

I feel that because of his celebrity status he's being treated differently than others are for the same offense.

That's probably true, but so what? They weren't arrested because of their fame; they were arrested for some alleged serious infractions of the law. Will they be prosecuted more harshly than some average Joe without a reality series? Probably and fittingly so as that average Joe also didn't use fame to make millions of dollars flipping tables and selling cookbooks and Fabellinis. You can't pick and choose when the power of fame will work for or against you, and you should be smart enough to know you're under more scrutiny than average people when your life is broadcast for all to see.

While for her children's sake, I hope that at least Teresa is able to avoid jail time, I also have this crazy desire to see an Orange Is the New Black meets Real Housewives kind of spin-off if she does do time. Sorry, but tell me you wouldn't watch that?

For now they've both been released on $500,000 bond. They had to surrender their passports and aren't allowed to leave New Jersey and New York. Their arraignment is set for August 14, and they're expected to plead not guilty. We'll all be waiting to learn their fate. Whatever it is, while fame may play a part, they really have only themselves to blame.

Do you think Teresa and Joe Giudice's fame is to blame for this mess?


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Starla Denise Minde

The whole situation is a hot mess..and she should be worrying about her children instead of blaming others except herself and her husband.


Kay Wiermaa

The kingdom crumbles.  All that is left is shoe polish and a sharpie (makeup, see pic).  Don't blame your guilt on 'celebrity'...but, then again, what do we expect?  It's always the blame game with the Guidices.  They can never take accountability for their own actions.  Well this time, it's a little harder to buffalo FEDERAL FELONY CHARGES.

Laurie Palmer

No. But the fact they were always flashing money on the RHONJ sure contributed. I remember when the show started & Teresa said Joe liked to pay for everything in cash. That was a red flag!

Paula Staton

fame has nothing to do with it but stupidity does

nonmember avatar DMP

A lot of the charges happened prior to their 'celebrity'...FAIL again, Giudice's. Just FAIL all the way around...

Kimberly Powers




Sandie Hunt Simpson

they always blame everyone else but themseelves

Carol McCrillis

It is a little late to start thinking about the children now.  Any other couple that did what they did would do time.  I do not feel sorry for either of them.  They knew it was lying to get money.

Delores Montano Guillory

All you all is an ASS read:the lawyers are talking and saying they believe its their clients fame is the problem ROFFLMO

nonmember avatar adie

Does anyone else think she looks like a caveman with makeup?

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