LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Teresa Giudice and Joe have a 39 count indictment against them. So will Bravo fire Teresa Giudice, and what will happen to Real Housewives of New Jersey? Fans are wondering today if Teresa Giudice will be fired from Real Housewives of New Jersey, or not invited back, following her criminal indictment today. Teresa Giudice asserts that she has done nothing wrong. But prosecutors claim that Teresa has engaged in alleged acts of fraud dating back to 2001 and most recently involving Bravo income.
The future of Teresa Giudice with Bravo, and the future of the current RHONJ cast, remains unresolved today. Fans were left in shock when news broke around 3 pm EST that the Teresa Giudice and her husband have been charged by a federal grand jury on thirty-nine counts of alleged mail, wire, and bankruptcy fraud. Teresa’s Twitter account went silent. The star released no statement on her Twitter account. But her attorney told news that Teresa would plead not guilty and that “we look forward to vindicating her.” Joe Giudice issued a separate news statement calling “today is a most difficult day for our family.”
It remains unclear how federal prosecutors obtained Bravo income statements. They assert that Teresa Giudice allegedly mislead financial entitles about her RHONJ salary and allegedly set up dummy companies to hide income. As the news broke, there was no Twitter activity on the accounts for Joe Gorga, Jacqueline Laurita, and Caroline Manzo. In an ironic twist, Danielle Staub tweeted just yesterday “No one can take away your love, happiness or power without permission.” But federal prosecutors are seeking to send both Teresa and her husband to federal prison for as many as fifty years.
The news also prompted silence from Andy Cohen. On Sunday, Cohen hosted Teresa on WWHL. Two hours ago, he tweeted “Check it out – @Teresa_Giudice brought GIA to the show last night! I died”. At the time that Cohen was posting the tweet, a New Jersey grand jury was returning the indictment against Teresa and Joe. Moments ago, Cohen tweeted “My #WWHL team is getting ready for our #MDLNY reunion on Wed — send me your best Q’s for @RyanSerhant”.