Wanna get a glimpse of Teresa Giudice‘s life on the inside – I mean, before her tell-all is released? The incarcerated Real Housewives Of New Jersey star just released excerpts from her prison diary. And oh, let me tell you they are quite the read – too bad her ghostwriter wasn’t available for re-writes!
Teresa’s attorney confirms reports that she’s working on a memoir, to be published once she is released from Danbury Correctional Facility in December. Teresa, who fancies herself the next Piper Kerman, will “tell the story everyone is dying to know: what life is like behind bars,” reveals James. L. Leonard Jr, her lawyer.
Despite a court report stipulating that federal prosecutors were lawfully allowed to seize Teresa Giudice‘s assets to satisfy her restitution debts, Teresa’s out-spoken attorney James L. Leonard Jr. denies that’s that the case!
Teresa relinquished her 2005 Maserati (why she still had that when she was $13 million in debt is a complete mystery!) along with a portion of her RHONJ paychecks to satisfy her restitution debts to the feds.
On Friday, federal prosecutors obtained the rights to seize the Giudice’s property or cash in order to satisfy their outstanding restitution debts. Teresa owes the federal government $414,588 as part of her sentence for mortgage and bankruptcy fraud.
Teresa Giudice caused quite a stir on Sunday when a tweet popped up on her personal Twitter account. “Thank you everyone for all of the cards, letters, and kind words of support,” the tweet read. “I love, love, love you all. XO, T!”
Many wondered, is the Real Housewives of New Jersey star getting special privileges in prison? Or is a friend/family member tweeting on Teresa‘s behalf? Teresa’s lawyer, James Leonard Jr, came forward to clear up the confusion.
Oy. I cannot decide which of these headlines is more “bang my head against a brick wall” worthy. Ugh. Probably the second one, because the first comes from Teresa‘s lawyer, who’s being paid (maybe) to say things like Teresa’s “strength and resolve” amaze him. <side eye> And there’s more where that came from.
“December 23rd is her release date,” Teresa‘s lawyer, James J. Leonard, told E! News. “There is a possibility that could be moved forward. That’s something we’re actively working on. She will be home for Christmas. I know that means the world to her. Christmas in her house is a big event. When she gets out, she will be on what they consider home confinement, but she will not ultimately be confined to her home. She’ll be free to travel about with certain restrictions until February 5th.” If released on December 23rd, Teresa will have spent 11 months and 18 days of her 15-month sentence behind bars.
There’s been a lot of speculation that Bravo is delaying the 7th season to accommodate Teresa’s release from prison, which is due to happen sometime around the end of this year, in theory. Joe Giudice said Teresa was done with RHONJ unless offered ” a lot of money” – well, has she been offered that moola?! (Goodness knows she needs it!) because her attorney says she’s in the process of negotiating a contract with the network.
Teresa’s attorney shared that she will most-likely be returning to RHONJ if terms can be agreed upon – and really why wouldn’t she because it’s basically The Teresa Show. “Anyone who has watched that show since the very first episode understands that Teresa Giudice is the central figure around which the show revolves,” her attorney James J. Leonard Jr. says.
Meanwhile, Teresa is desperate to liquidate her Montville, NJ mansion to repay her bankruptcy debts. Teresa and Joe initially listed their home for $3.999 million last fall, then dropped the price by $500,00 and again by half a million in January. With no takers they pulled the 10,044-square-foot home from the market, but have now relisted it again at $2.9 million.
This week we’re seeing a lot of new interviews from The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Joe Giudice. He opened up for the latest issue of Us Weekly and he also sat down with the crew from Extra, too. Joe’s talking about Teresa Giudice’s life in prison as well as how the family is handling her absence.
Extra sat down with Joe in the family kitchen to talk about their life and Teresa’s, with Joe calling her “an amazing woman.” Joe and the girls hung out with the TV crew and played a game with dad during the interview. Joe shared that no matter how strong you try to be, you break down.