LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Joe Giudice’s criminal case prompted silence from Teresa Giudice this week. When Joe Giudice last fall was criminal indicted following his arrest for a suspended license, Teresa made no mention of Joe’s looming criminal legal troubles. Rather she told news at the time that her family was having a great holiday season. But this week, Joe Giudice’s legal problems were finally acknowledged by Teresa, but with few details.
Joe Giudice did not cheat on Teresa Giudice, she tells fans on her BravoTv.com blog this week. She also says that she is not leaving Joe either. “There’s been a million stories accusing Joe of cheating on me or me leaving him, but there’s never been any truth to it or we still wouldn’t be together and have such a strong marriage.”
While Teresa was quick to call cheating allegations untrue, she did not offer a denial about Joe’s criminal charge(s). “The one thing I can’t always be open about though is open legal cases. Not because I’m trying to hide anything, but because that’s what your lawyers tell you — don’t talk about open legal cases, because it could be twisted against you” she tells news.
Teresa does not explain why, now, she is acknowledging the criminal charge(s), but in fall 2011 wasn’t. Rather she tells fans and news that other people on the show have purported legal troubles. “Every single person on the cast has had ugly legal issues and accusations against them. But even if they are completely untrue, you have to spend tons of money on lawyers to defend yourself.”
Yet despite Teresa’s statement, there is no apparent other cast member who is currently facing criminal legal troubles except her husband. It remains unclear if Teresa is attempting to compare a civil dispute about windows (for Joe Gorga) to an alleged attempt to criminal charge against her husband.
Joe Gorga was sued by Starlite Window Manufacturing Co. Inc. of Paterson for allegedly receiving $25,577.19 worth of windows and never paying for them.
Joe Giudice, in turn, was arrested for a DUI. Then after his license was suspended, he was arrested for driving with a suspended license, and sent to Morris County jail in Morristown, N.J for ten days. Then, Giudice was charged with allegedly taking his brother’s Pietro Giudicie’s marriage and birth certificate to the Paterson, N.J. DMV and allegedly attempting to get a fraudulent driver’s license at the DMV office.