LOS ANGELES (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Reaction to the Teresa Giudice prison farewell interview with Andy Cohen has split viewers, even before it has aired, LALATE can report. Teresa Giudice’s prison sentence date did not progress as she had planned. Joe Giudice tells Cohen during the interview that Joe had expected his wife not to serve time in prison. That is not how the Court viewed the case.
The Teresa Giudice sentencing date featured a series of statements by her to the Court that are not consistent with their conduct with Andy Cohen. Teresa cried before the Court telling it that she did not care about RHONJ. Teresa said that because of her purported lack of interest in RHONJ she wanted to be sentenced to home confinement. “I am more sorry than anyone will ever know … I will make this right. My four daughters are my life. I don’t care about the TV show.” Hours after that statement, Teresa sat down to film the Andy Cohen interview, which clearly was planned by Teresa. Then that same day, Teresa told PEOPLE that she loves RHONJ. “This is my job and I want to keep going.”
The court took issue with the Giudice’s lack of real statements over the years, in bankruptcy filings and loan applications. The court for example reprimanded Teresa for not listing her RHONJ jewelry as an asset during the bankrupt case. Teresa told the court the jewelry had no value because it was only costume jewelry.
Prosecutors previously claimed that Teresa made $110,000 from RHONJ during season two but allegedly told a bankruptcy court that they got paid a lot less. “Beginning on or about October 29, 2009, and continuing through at least on or about December 15, 2011, in The District of New Jersey [Joe and Teresa] devised a scheme and artifice to defraud by means of materially false and fraudulent pretenses and reputations as part of a bankruptcy proceeding.”
Joe Giudice told Andy Cohen during the interview that he thought his wife could get home confinement. The government argued against home confinement for Teresa, vehemently. They called her mansion to be a house “built on fraudulent loans.”
But has there been remorse? After the plea agreement was announced, Teresa issued a news statement apologizing. She said “express my remorse to Judge Salas and the public… I have said throughout that I respect the legal process and thus I intend to address the court directly at sentencing.” But has Joe Giudice been remorseful? Teresa begins serving time in January. Depending on RHONJ filming schedules, she could be back on the show after a one season break. But Joe can certainly begin filming next season if he wishes and the network invites him back.