Felon Update: Teresa Giudice’s Attorney Address Rumors About The Fallen Reality Star

Posted on May 1 2015 - 9:27am by BeachSpin

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Attorney James J. Leonard Jr, is seeking to clear up misconceptions surrounding his most gabbed about client, “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star, Teresa Giudice. Teresa has been behind federal prison bars for almost four months now, but the tea is still being spilled by various “insiders,” to gossip sites that hold fast to the notion that reality felon dirt still sells.  

Leonard decided to speak to People Magazine in order to address the biggest questions that have led to the broadest misconceptions about the ex-Bravo star, in order to set the record straight, Leonard tackles seven of the biggies, the first being the rumor that Teresa has met with a divorce lawyer, to set the stage for a split from husband, Joe.

“I can state unequivocally that I am the only lawyer that Teresa has met with since she has been in prison,” Leonard says. “While we have discussed many things, we have never discussed her divorcing Joe. If anything, as bizarre as it may seem, this experience of them being apart has only brought them closer. She has also talked about her future with Joe and the girls.”

Leonard refutes the released story regarding Joe meeting with the feds, and supposedly blowing any chance of an early release date for Teresa.

“Several months back we were able to secure an early release date of Dec. 23,” Leonard told PEOPLE earlier this year. “That means Teresa will leave the prison on Dec. 23 and go home and sleep in her own bed. Two days later she will wake up and celebrate Christmas with Joe and her girls,” noting that the rest of her sentence would be served as a period of home confinement, ending in February, 2016.

He responds to accounts of Teresa acting like a diva inmate, and asserts just the opposite is actually true.

“Let’s be clear,” he says. “She is in a correctional facility. She’s in a federal prison. She is not in a country club or some resort. She is surrounded by women from all walks of life, many of whom have violent backgrounds, and she has adapted extremely well to her surroundings.”

“If you’re in prison and you have problems with another inmate, the other inmate doesn’t anonymously go to a gossip blog and report the problem. They step to the inmate and they confront the problem and it gets dealt with one way or another.The truth is she had not had a single incident or infraction since she arrived at Danbury. She has been a model inmate in every sense of the word.”

Will Bravo have Teresa back as a Real Housewife?

“Anyone who has watched that show since the very first episode understands that Teresa Giudice is the central figure around which the show revolves,” he says. “That’s not to take anything away from any of the other women, but Teresa has been the focal point for the last six seasons, and I don’t expect that to change moving forward, assuming both sides can agree on a contract.”

What is the real state of Teresa’s relationship with her sister in law, Melissa Gorga?

“I know it is contrary to popular belief, but Melissa doesn’t hate Teresa and Teresa doesn’t hate Melissa,” he says. “Do they see eye-to-eye on everything? Absolutely not. Show me two sisters-in-law that do.”

“What you see on television are snippets of their life that are edited and pieced together to fit the format of the show. But the truth is they can and often do co-exist without any problems in their everyday lives. I think that the Teresa/Melissa dynamic makes for good television and will likely continue in season 7, but hopefully in a less dramatic fashion.”

Is the Giudice NJ mansion indeed in foreclosure?

“I have been told that Joe is in the process of reconfiguring their mortgage with the bank,” he says. “I do know that the house has been on the market for quite some time. I think they will either refinance their loan and keep the house or they will find a buyer and move into a new house. I do not envision a scenario in which their home will be foreclosed.”

How are the four Giudice girls faring while their is mom locked up?

“They are holding up surprisingly well, but they miss their mother terribly,” he says. “This is a very difficult situation, but this is a very strong family. I know the girls can’t wait to have their mother home.”

Leonard knows that even indignant clarifications keep his reality star client relevant. As the weeks and months tick by, one of the challenges is to keep the public interested and talking, in order to one day revive a criminally battered career. Colorful rumors dulled by either truth or spin, would seem to fit the bill, as Teresa Giudice waits it out.    

 

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  • twifan2

    How can/should a lawyer reveal a client’s personal info?!

    • Thank you. This guy is a serious joke. An ambulance chaser type of attorney.

      • twifan2

        Can you say ‘skanky’!
        I know he has to get permission from Tre, BUT DANG!….
        To me it borders on the edge of professionally unethical! Well over the edge now. 😀

        • Exactly! He’s way past ethical boundaries.

          • twifan2

            Juicy doesn’t use him as his lawyer, so wonder what Juicy’s lawyers think about Leonard’s People interview? :/

          • Any reputable attorney thinks this man is a joke and not someone to be taken seriously. His conduct is unethical.

          • WestCoastFeed

            What did he say that was unethical?

          • His overall conduct through his statements outside of her legal case.

          • WestCoastFeed

            In other words, you can’t think of anything.

          • In other words the guy is an idiot and unethical. Like commenting on Teresa’s relationship with Melissa. Is he a chatty gossiping girlfriend or a lawyer? This guy REAKS of ambulance chaser and you know it.

          • cait

            Does he remind you of another NJ, weasely, sleaze-bag liar, that we all know and hate ? JM, come on down !

          • Bad Barbie

            I find it more “unethical” when your business relationship ends with someone and you go on press tour, blogs, podcast, writing books about all of their personal issues.

          • wendy feldman

            do not read them and book started way before plus I have been on TV for years – grow up- Teresa seems to have NO issue- change the channel

          • wendy feldman

            book is not about Teresa or are you thick?
            I rep almost every celeb and on my show many have revealed themselves- I have clients sign NDA- I never do- part of the deal

          • wendy feldman

            Joe uses Miles who is a very good lawyer

          • twifan2
      • Jennymckitty

        I thought he was a lawyer comfortable in defending men who are connected.

        • twifan2

          He’s a Fame-Hoe! :/

        • He is. His background proves he’s sketchy and all about fame.

          • wendy feldman

            aha- yes- indent from Hollywood but AC

        • WestCoastFeed

          His bio shows a man who has defended many disreputable people. And been quite successful doing so.

          • Bad Barbie

            Isn’t that what lawyers do though? LOL

          • wendy feldman

            but he went after Teresa in a deal where Melissa was called a stripper- google it

          • WestCoastFeed

            Yes, I remember the incident.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Why don’t you ask Stacy? To my mind the guy is just doing his job. He is putting his client in as positive a light as he can.

      • twifan2

        I just did, WCF. 🙂

      • wendy feldman

        He is and is not- he does not understand many things and did sell pics to TMZ- lawyers do not do that usually

        • twifan2

          Holy CRAP! He did that?! :/

        • WOW–but I’m not surprised. He’s unethical.

    • Bad Barbie

      How can Wendy? Even though someone is no longer her client, that is some unethical move to ditch all she did. Would you hire someone that can potentially expose all that was said and done in private and was supposed to be confidential.

      • twifan2

        Wendy isn’t a lawyer-a licensed professional.

        • Bad Barbie

          I expect better from you. Come on now!

          You are right. She is a convicted felon. Lol

          Let’s be for real. She is a business woman and I am sure she considers herself a “professional” in what she does.

          • twifan2

            There you go! 🙂
            She’s a ‘professional’ in her own world. 😉

      • RealitytvJunkie

        Wendy is not a lawyer.

        • twifan2

          But she plays one on her radio show. 🙂
          J/K! Don’t hurt me!

        • Bad Barbie

          So only lawyers are subjected to ethics? Y’all say anything to cope. LOL

      • wendy feldman

        Lady- you do not know our deal- go away

        • twifan2

          Wendy, did Tre renig on a ‘deal’ with you?
          You may not answer, but just wanted to know. Thanks. 🙂

          • wendy feldman

            NO-
            she did sign as do all of my clients, a behavior contract…
            but my book is fair about Teresa and I have been fair- she has an opportunity w her platform to HELP others and until she does that I will be on her pushing- it was her promise My words but she read them

          • WestCoastFeed

            I watched the CNBC show about white collar criminals. Do you envision Teresa doing something like Bernie Kerik and doing some public speaking about her past life and change?

  • Fritz the. At

    I am begging Stacy to tell us if the dec 23 release date is true. How can that be? It’s less than a year. Whaaaaaat?

    • WestCoastFeed

      As I understand it her release date from her sentence is still in February. She’ll just be serving this last part at home under house arrest.

    • twifan2

      Fritz, ask Stacy.
      She’s on Twit:
      Stacy Slotnick ‏@TheFoxyJurist

    • Bad Barbie

      Her “release date” is Feb 5. However, there are “earliest” release and those may have been worked out in her bargain plus other conditions. Regardless, she will still be part of the system even if she is released to work or home arrest. I believe Martha S had home arrest too.

    • wendy feldman

      true- good time plus halfway house

      • Fritz the. At

        Wendy,

        Halfway house or mansion? Her lawyer said her own bed.

        Thanks

  • Dana

    Finally the facts from her attorney. Good to read something positive about Teresa.

    • smh

    • WestCoastFeed

      And notice that he says that Melissa and Teresa really don’t hate each other. A lot of the animosity is done for the show.

      • That’s an outright lie. Ask Wendy Feldman….she can verify that.

        • WestCoastFeed

          I’m not on twitter. I don’t recall her saying anything about the Melissa/Teresa relationship.

          • twifan2

            Post to her on one her posts to you, WCF.

          • WestCoastFeed

            How do I find one of those?

          • twifan2

            Hold on, I’ll get you a link to a post.

          • twifan2

            Ok, here’s a thread you & Wendy were on:
            http://allaboutthetea.com/2015/04/15/wendy-feldman-reveals-she-tweeted-for-teresa-giudice/

            Just post to her.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Thanks, I did ask her to join us and comment. Let’s see if she even sees my post. It’s a thread that’s 2 weeks old.

          • twifan2

            It’ll show up on her Disqus homepage. When she gets on, she’ll see it. She’s usually good about responding.

          • Ask her…she’ll give us the real deal. And ask her what she thinks of Leonard….I’m curious to learn her thoughts.

          • Bad Barbie

            She posts her. So ask her. LOL

            I have no idea how anyone who hires her can trust her after all of the personal stuff she’s ditched about someone that she once represented. I wouldn’t. They say that your past actions are true indicator of future behavior. Like the jaded ex girlfriend talking about how much of a small peen her ex had but she rode it every night. Or the petty ex homegirl throwing all of your dirt out there.

            That’s just me though. Rubs me the wrong way.

          • wendy feldman

            Then please never hire me- I have many clients you do not know about- and some the deal is you get to know- ever think of that????

        • wendy feldman

          They do not speak or get along- I spent hundreds of hours with Teresa plus Melissa did not write a letter to the judge nor has she been allowed to visit- at the reunion it was AWKWARD- but Teresa got this lawyer from her brother if you catch the drift

          • WestCoastFeed

            I am reading between the lines.

          • Thank you, Wendy. I knew you would tell us the REAL deal. I appreciate you joining us.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Does Teresa really blame Melissa for her legal situation? Does she really think that if Melissa had not joined the show, she (Teresa) would have been seen in a more positive light and would have escaped a prison sentence?

          • twifan2

            Sorry, WCF. But that’s funny. 😀

          • Did Joey snitch to the feds on Teresa and that’s what landed her in prison?

  • twifan2

    Is Leonard drinking the Felonlini too?! 😀

  • colleen

    Everything Coming Up Roses for Tre AGAIN. Or so it seems

  • twifan2

    HOLD THE PHONE THERE!
    Leonard doesn’t know the McMansion being in foreclosure? o.0

    He needs to read the thread!
    http://allaboutthetea.com/2015/04/20/homeless-housewife-the-next-steps-in-bank-foreclosure-action-for-teresa-joe-giudice-legal-blog/

    • Jennymckitty

      Stacey said that one possible senario to keep the house from being foreclosed was to refinance. I think the lawyer is dancing around the truth. While the banks are starting the process to take back the house, foreclosure isn’t complete.

      • Exactly. It’s called semantics. The lying LIE-awyer knows NO bank will touch anything with Joe and Teresa’s name on it. One simple credit check and Google search will take care of that.

        • Jennymckitty

          IDK, Seuss. If the banks think they can get some more payments out of them, I think they will do it. Foreclosure costs them money. They aren’t going to come close to breaking even right now.

          • twifan2

            But a Balloon interest mortgage is hard to take over. PLUS, these 2 have some really bad credit now.

          • cheryl

            There are to many flippin liens on the house to refinance!

          • cheryl

            The lawyer knows this and what position the government is in on the liens. They would never be able to get a clear title without paying them off

          • twifan2

            Exactly! Thank you!
            They are in over their heads with that house.

          • My thoughts exactly!

          • twifan2

            Plus, they don’t have the $$$ for the monthly payments, taxes, up-keep, etc…

          • Bad Barbie

            and that’s exactly why I can see them going for loan modify. I am surprised that it took them this long, then again, she was the one with the income and she is now gone. That is considered “financial hardship”

          • cheryl

            they will never be able to execute a new note and deed of trust with all of the liens on the property. they may try for a foreclosure defense. they are convicted of mortgage fraud…

          • Bad Barbie

            Unlike a full refinance, a loan modification is not a new note, nor is it a replacement of your original note. It is simply an addendum to the original document, changing the terms as agreed.

          • Bad Barbie

            Loan modification is not “refinancing” though.

          • How is that possible when they have a history of not paying? I think banks work with homeowners that have a solid history of paying but fall on hard times. Tre and Juicy hardly qualify. Banks are a lot more prudent since the crash in 2008.

          • Jennymckitty

            I agree but after reading everything Stacey wrote about this, it would be in the lender’s best interests to renegotiate the loan and get some payments than to foreclose. Foreclosure costs them a lot of money and the house is barely worth the balance of the loan. If they feel they can get more money from Tre and Joe, they will be better off renegotiating. At least this is what I got from reading what Stacey wrote.

          • Bad Barbie

            If they haven’t defaulted on their mortgage then the history of their mortgage is a different story than their revolving credit.
            Banks hate to own concrete. There is also that jiggy majiggy of Obama Loan Modification which I believe you have to default on your loan and have financial hardships to qualify. I can see it happening. At the end of the day the bank doesn’t care who they haven’t paid or not, as long as the mortgage is being met. I don’t see them being able to refi to a lower interest rate though…

        • Bad Barbie

          I don’t think it is semantics I think is antics… Loan modification.

      • Bad Barbie

        I believe in order to be eligible for a loan modification, you need to default on your mortgage. I may be wrong.

        • WestCoastFeed

          That’s what the Lauritas said about their mortgage when it was announced that it was in default. That it was a first step in renegotiation.

          • Bad Barbie

            I thought I was bugging but I believe the Obama Loan Modification made this possible. As far as we have been told, the Giudices mortgage was never defaulted till now. Which baffles me… the people that did similar scams like the Giudices, the first thing that defaulted were these jumbo loans because they cashed out on equity from the bubble period. I am surprised they even kept this house.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Read his statement more carefully, twi. He says he doesn’t “envision” it being foreclosed on. And he says he “has been told” the mortgage is being renegotiated. It is a carefully worded statement.

      • twifan2

        He’s trying to say that the Juicys will come up with a pan to save their McMansion.
        “I do not envision a scenario in which their home will be foreclosed.”
        HOW can he say that? He’s a real estate lawyer now? Is he going to buy it from them?

        • WestCoastFeed

          He is doing his job and trying to project Teresa in the most positive light possible. Sheesh!

          • twifan2

            He should stay out of the publicity light then. He should hire a PR firm to do that. That would seem more professional & prudent. It’s like Katy Hilton doing Tre’s PR! Geez Louise! 😀

          • WestCoastFeed

            What he is doing is part of an attorney’s job.

          • twifan2

            PR? Don’t see Roy Black doing that sort of thing. To the extreme Leonard is doing.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Did you get up in arms when Klingeman insisted she was not guilty back before she entered her plea?

          • twifan2

            Did he give that interview to People?
            & I did get huffy when he said that.

          • wendy feldman

            Kligaman would never speak like a client day to day and NO Teresa did not renege on a deal except by her terrible behavior- Our deal will be in my book-

          • twifan2

            & your book comes out …

          • I disagree 100%. He’s making a mockery of himself.

          • Jennymckitty

            He is getting his name in print every time he gives a favorable interview about his client. Whether this is good or bad for him, I believe, depends on what type of clients he is planning on representing in the future and what type of law he will be focusing on. While this may be a big turn off for you and me, there are people who will hire him because of what he is doing for Tre.

          • twifan2

            YES! Ethic rules is what I asked Stacy about:
            Stacy Slotnick @TheFoxyJurist 3m ago
            But there’s pending litigation (foreclosure action) attorney spoke of & rules could apply. It’s not clear-cut #happyfriday

          • Thanks Twi.

          • wendy feldman

            I agree with you- do NOT forget where he comes from- he was Melissa’s lawyer first

          • Thank you for confirming my thoughts on this LOSER.

          • twifan2

            How is this not conflict of interest?!

    • Bad Barbie

      I have a strong feeling that this “foreclosure” antic is to be eligible for a loan modification. I believe you have to default. I may be wrong but I think that’s the first step.

      • twifan2

        With all the liens on the house now, it’s going to be VERY difficult for them to get a loan modification.

      • RealitytvJunkie

        They have too many high dollar liens on the property for the bank to consider a loan modification. The bank won’t consider loan restructuring, especially if they’ve broken previous loan modifications in the past.

        • twifan2

          Time for Juicy to break out his document producing stuff.
          Maybe he can get Gia to help, since mom is away at camp. 😉

          • Bad Barbie

            #DEAD!

        • Bad Barbie

          Have they broken mortification (not mortgage) in the past? That is key. Besides, you can remodify after 24 months, there are amendments to the original note BUT yes, those liens are a big negative.

          Can it be done? Yes. Those are the terms. Will it be successful? Maybe not because like you said, the liens they have are for over $11 mill no?

          • tanka

            If it was anyone else, the Feds would have taken our property already.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    I almost guarantee that when Teresa is released, we’ll see if the Dec. 23 is true, that Teresa WILL in fact make life changes…whether it’s divorcing Joe (let’s not forget he may be deported) to moving into a ‘used’ home…
    IF Bravo is waiting for Teresa’s release to continue filming RHONJ then that’s truly pathetic…AND if they don’t keep Amber & Jim…then I will NOT watch RHONJ and that’s my word!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Martha Stewart was not permitted to have cameras filming her while she was under house arrest. I wonder if Teresa will be under the same restrictions?

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        Good question…but it seems like since she is ‘Teresa Giudice’ she can do whatever the F she wants…

        • twifan2

          Or think she can do, WaWaWa!

          • WaWaWaWHAT!

            I hate how Bravo puts her on a throne…

          • WestCoastFeed

            In this case, it will be the probation department and the court to decide. If Martha couldn’t film, I doubt that Teresa will be allowed either.

          • WaWaWaWHAT!

            I hope so…but then again Bravo will keep RHONJ on hiatus until their ‘Queen’ is able to film…

          • tanka

            Oh, they will film, but wait to show them later. Teresa without a camera, unheard of!

          • twifan2
          • WaWaWaWHAT!

            LOL YES!

        • She does seem to get a lot of breaks not privy to the average Joe.

          • WaWaWaWHAT!

            Exactly! This is what I can’t stand!!! Ugh!!

      • wendy feldman

        NO CMERAS

        • WestCoastFeed

          Thanks. Wendy for joining in.

  • WaWaWaWHAT!

    I truly hope that if Bravo want this to be ‘The Teresa Show’ that RHONJ ratings decline drastically…
    Can you imagine Teresa getting out of prison…then watching her SHOP on RHONJ…DISGUSTING!!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Remember, Leonard is just promoting what Teresa wants to happen.

      • WaWaWaWHAT!

        Very true but the fact that Bravo has been zipped lipped about the season makes me HATE then more…

      • wendy feldman

        All BOP inmates serve 85% PLUS get extra 10-15% off for halfway House
        Teresa is no different-
        That is why she was LUCKY we were able to get the 15 months- she got the deal of the century

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yes, but has it registered with her yet just what a good deal she got?

    • Yolie

      If Bravo brings her back, I will not watch or support Bravo anymore.

    • twifan2

      HEY! Shopping at Wally World isn’t disgusting! :p
      Tre is tho. 😉

  • Yolie

    I don’t believe a word Leonard is spewing. We all know the sister-in-laws hate each, Joe’s a chronic cheater and their house is in foreclosure.

    • twifan2

      IF things were ‘good’ between them, then why doesn’t let Mel & Joey take more care of the girls?

      • Yolie

        That and why hasn’t Melissa and Joey been allowed to visit her? She’s purposely kept them off her visitors list. And why did Joe take a break from visiting his wife before his license was suspended.

    • Here here!

  • Pony Mama

    First of all this whole press release is crap, no doubt. Second of all I never thought for a second that Teresa wouldn’t adjust to prison. Those inmates in there have more to fear from a sociopath with freakishly strong upper body strength, than Teresa does from them by a country mile!

    • twifan2

      That no-foehead alone is scary! 😮

    • Bad Barbie

      People watching to much OITNB. Those type facilities people want to do their time and go home, not cause more problems. There is inmate classification too and not everyone is housed together.

      • Pony Mama

        I get that their strategy is to keep interest going until Teresa gets out, but if we get every morsel of info true or false for the duration of her sentence, then maybe we won’t be as curious or interested in her when she gets out as opposed to if we were all wondering for the whole time and then she came out and did a big tell-all. Either way, I’m sure they get a couple nickels for every bit of fan fiction they write about themselves and sell to the tabs. I just can’t wait for Joe to start his sentence and then be deported. It makes my blood boil that young men of color get beaten to death, or rot in prison for their entire lives for minor infractions, or completely trumped up charges and Joe is still out banging sleazy broads in “Alanic City” and living in the “mansion”.

        • Bad Barbie

          DONT. EVEN. GET. ME. STARTED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          UGH!!!! We have way greater issues in this country than mortgage scams and people living faux reality.

          This hurts my heart!!

          • Pony Mama

            You know what, I’m sorry I broke the seal. Now I’m going to rage all day! I’m sure my conservative republican neighbors will love to hear me screaming and fuming while I weed the rose beds. One of my crazy super hardcore republican neighbors informed the the other day that I am not a Christian because I’m Catholic. Is that the craziest thing you’ve ever heard, or is that a thing that some protestants believe?

          • itsjustme

            I use to date someone who said the same thing. I couldn’t believe for being such a religious person himself that he could say Catholics weren’t Christians. I simply do NOT understand ignorance like that.

          • Pony Mama

            WOW that is just f—ing NUTS to me!

          • itsjustme

            Yeah it was to me too! I told him in no uncertain terms he better educate himself on who is and is not a Christain. We didn’t date for much longer. That was one of his many ignorant comments. He lived in a “Me” world and the rest of us were just lucky to breath the same air.

          • Pony Mama

            You really dodged a bullet on that one! Give yourself a big pat on the back for good judgement.

          • Fritz the. At

            OMG! I worked for Ronald Reagan for 9 years and a moral majority judgmental d bag also told me that I was not a Christian because I was catholic. I argued with her and she said that Catholics don’t bring Jesus into their lives and we need to walk with Jesus every day.

            Horrible. Sorry it Happened to you because it upset me

          • Pony Mama

            WOW! So that is a thing! I’m an atheist really, but I only tell people that I don’t think I’m going to offend. But my grandmothers are/were both devout Catholics so I just got so offended on their behalf because it was such a huge part of their lives. So crazy out there! And in my area if you want to live in a wealthy, crime-free, beautiful area, you’d better prepare to make nice with the conservatives. Kind of a sad statement, but the liberal part of our area is riddled with crime, drugs, and disease. The wealthy people there live like they’re in Mexico with razor wire, high walls, security cameras, gates, and armed security. And this is in the continental USA! Dark times, my friend, dark times.

  • itsjustme

    I’d like to know HOW they can reconfigure/refinance their mortgage when neither one has any discernable income at the moment? AND ON TOP OF THAT how many liens are there against the property? I don’t believe a word that comes out of this guys mouth. He sounds more like he’s from a PR firm instead of a law firm.

    • Marsbars09

      Ditto!

    • Melba59

      Also, the banks don’t just one day decide to file a surprise! foreclosure. If it was at all possible to reconfigure/refinance, why would they wait until the foreclosure has already been filed with the courts?? They would have done it before she got hauled off to prison. Lying POS.

  • RealitytvJunkie

    So her “lawyer” is now commenting on Melissa and Teresa’s spats and Joe’s cheating? This gets funnier and funnier with every bogus story he feeds the media.

    • Marsbars09

      I know, that’s why I don’t believe him. He needs to stick with legal matters.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Teresa needs a spokesperson while she is incarcerated. Who else is going to do it? Juicy? He is inarticulate.

        • Teresa had a PR person at the time of her incarceration. She should use him not some shyster quack looking to keep his name in the media. His conduct is unethical.

    • wendy feldman

      Exactly- a lawyer seems odd

      • TartLemon

        Hey Wendy! Why would Teresa get more of a reduced sentence than others?

      • twifan2

        He is ‘odd’. :/
        Anywhos Wendy, did you watch White Collar Convicts? What did you think of the Heather Bliss segment?

        • WestCoastFeed

          I caught that part of the program. I was disheartened that she still didn’t think she hurt anyone by her crime.

          • twifan2

            Neither did Mr. Kozlowski think he was ‘guilty’ of any crime(s).
            I don’t don’t hold any hope for Tre. :/

          • WestCoastFeed

            He and Tre seem to share the same taste level, too.

          • Sounds like Teresa….those 2 would make great bunk buddies.

          • twifan2
          • WestCoastFeed

            It was interesting seeing that the BOP allowed the media in to interview inmates.

          • twifan2

            You knew Tre wouldn’t do that interview! CNBC didn’t pay them. 😀
            Did learn about pregnant women in prison tho.

          • And she looks fat and ugly. No professional nose contouring.

          • twifan2

            WHAT! Her cell buddies aren’t doing a great cosmetic job on her?! Fur Shames!

          • Lmaoooo!!

          • WestCoastFeed

            Was there any mention of follow up programs? I’d like to hear more from Bernie Kerik, for one. And especially more from Heather.

          • twifan2

            No, I think this was a one time documentary. There are some Follow ups on the CNBC Prime site tho. Heather doesn’t give one, since she’s still in prison.

          • Yes. I found the documentary eye opening. The program resonated the message that there is no such thing as “camp cupcake” and prison sucks unlike the lies Leonard keeps feeding the media.

          • WestCoastFeed

            Like when he says, “She is not in a country club or some resort?”

          • Ironic he says this NOW on the heels of the CNBC documentary.

          • WestCoastFeed

            SMH. When did he talk to People magazine? When did he see the documentary?

          • They’ve been advertising that documentary for months now on various channels. He knew it was coming and did damage control.

  • Bad Barbie

    I don’t see people so outraged at the fact that Phaedra Park who is an attorney is married to a third time felon and scammer… yet plead the 5th but y’all beefing about this lawyer giving a statement? LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooo

    I can’t! I love y’all though. Youses make my day.

    • You must not have been around on all the Phaedra deposition threads. She got nailed by posters….worse than this lawyer.

      • twifan2

        And on Lipstick Alley! OMG! 😮

        • LMAO!

          • Bad Barbie

            You be knowing Seu?! Let me find out. That place is KRAY KRAY

          • Bad Barbie

            as a matter of fact… PEACE I am out to the alley. They exposed one of my fave startender. LATA SUCKAS!

          • Hahaha! Bye girl. #TGIF

          • twifan2

            Be safe over there! 😉
            Shower afterwards! 😀

          • Jennymckitty

            I can’t really navigate that site well.
            Watched RHOM last night. It was good. Loved Gina and Gamble going after that gossip guy, Chad.

          • twifan2

            When you see the next epi, you’ll have to tell me why Gamble gets pissed at Gina. o.0
            To me it looks like Gina is trying to help Gamble get to the bottom of the rumors, but Gamble says ‘if she were a friend, she’d drop it’. THEN this coming Sunday, they have a huge blow up with Jackie in it! :/

          • Jennymckitty

            Shoot. I hate that. Gamble was begging Gina to be involved last night.

          • twifan2

            It’s all a big mess, Jennymckitty!
            Sunday’s the season finale, so I guess we’ll have to see what blows up at the reunion shows. 🙁

        • Bad Barbie

          That place is a zoo. You want real tea there…. go to the regional gossip. Real people, real dirt, real scammers, getting exposed. LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

          That place is a feds dream. The ish that people post there with screen shots and all. Wow! They even helped dismantled an identity theft ring of 12 people in NY.

          • “That place is a feds dream.” LMAOOOO!!!

          • Bad Barbie

            I mean, these scammers make it too easy. They stay posting pics and tweeting about their illicit runs. Then people on the alley put them on blast. If I were an FBI agent, I’d be there 24/7. LMAOOOOOOOOO

          • twifan2

            I love it over there! 🙂
            Talk about ‘entertainment’! 😀

      • Bad Barbie

        Really? I must not have been here. I saw some other board people LOVE her. SMH

        • Not here…1000’s of comments against her on this site. Use the search bar and look up old threads.

          • Bad Barbie

            I am 1000000000000000% against her. She is full of nonsense and a professional scammer. I don’t buy the mortuary science passion all of the sudden. Funeral homes are the mecca of identity theft. F HER!

          • honeybunny

            Yep,she only get support from a couple of Atlanta based bloggers who apparently she’s good friends with so they would support everything sge says or does. And even several commenters on those blogs still share their disagreement with Phaedrus shady past

  • Marsbars09

    Regarding the attorney’s claims, I’ll see it when I believe it. The attorney can be selling us any load of malarkey.

    • Hey Marsie! Happy Friday, love. Yes, I sense this lawyer is full of sh*t.

      • Marsbars09

        Ba

        • Jennymckitty

          Hey Mars! How are you? Hope all is well. We are watching the worst movie ever made…The Easter Bunny Puppy. It is so bad but my son loves it..primarily because it drives my husband nuts.

      • Fritz the. At

        Hi doc! You feeling better?

        • Hey Fritz. I’m on the road to recovery but getting old sucks 🙁

  • TartLemon

    From where are they getting income to restructure the manse mortgages?

    • WestCoastFeed

      Juicy does have income from his rentals. At least that’s what he said. How many buildings and how much income? Who knows?

      • itsjustme

        Wouldn’t the “income” from his rentals go to PAY the mortgages on those rentals, with little left over for him to use? Most people with rentals don’t make a ton of money off of them until the mortgage is paid off.

        • twifan2

          Are they still even in his name?

      • TartLemon

        Well, if those ‘rentals’ are so lucrative, why are they in this mess at all? I’m not believing any of them.

  • Fritz the. At

    Hi Wendy, good to talk to you.
    Halfway house or mansion? Her lawyer said her own bed.
    Is Dec 23 the set date that she will wake up in her own bed?

    Thanks!

  • bellaboo

    PLEASE, PLEASEE???? WIll someone please tell me how in HELL can a convicted felon, because of brank fraud, etc, refinance a house, i dont have great credit, & cannot even buy a
    Car, im so frustrated about all of this sh-t like that damn lawyer doing -DAMAGE CONTROL
    & ANOTHER THING HOW IN THE HELL DOES SHE PAY ALL OF THESE ATTORNEYS. THESE EFFFING FELONS HAD TO HAVE HID SOMME OF THAT MONEY. I dont usually say what im going to write now, but I HATE TG, I HOPE & PRAY THESE FELONS cant & dont get ANYTHING
    that msmakes their life easy. Any other felon will not get that kind of treatment, their life gets
    harder after prison, & when you try to get anything, (jobs, loans sometimes even try ing to rent
    any kind of housing. I dont believe this attorney, tg is behind EVERYTHING this efffing attorney
    is really advertising to get more clients. This attorney doesnt have a saset of balls, tg has his & juiciy joes all wrapped up, & is under her bed, & will give them back after she becomes a big star, all becwuse she stole millions from so many people, I DONT UNDERSTAND HOW ANYBOFY WILL GIVE THIS MOTHERFUC-R ANYTHING THAT WILL MAKE HER LIFE EASY, SHE SHOULD BE TREATED LIKE ANY OTHER FELON THAT WALKS OUT THAT DOOR. “IF” BRAVO brings her back i will get rid of bravo . I dont want to watch her, but in order for comcast to see some people are also giving up bravo, maybe they will get the message. That probably wont make it to bravo, isnt there some kind of a website thats a PPETITION??? Im so illiterate, i would definate be a signature & if i try to set it up, how would anybody else out there eho would sign it & put the word out????

    r

    • Shy-ra

      I’ll be first in line to sign that petition bellaboo – I’m 100% in agreement with you! I’m so frustrated with this it actually gets me angry too, I get all worked up reading about this felon! I can feel my blood boil – seriously – LOL!

    • WestCoastFeed

      Don’t be alarmed, this is just her lawyer’s attempt to spin a favorable story for her.

    • tanka

      Oh this waste of skin will make lots of $$$ when she gets out. I quit watching NJ several years ago. Just not interested in their stupid drama and this brain dead piece of garbage.

  • T’s Martini Lounge

    I do love a good felon update. Is the lawyer now a PR person too? What happened to that Robyn from Velocity 1 Media? You know, the PR maven who thought giving the middle finger with Juicy and putting it on social media was a good thing? Yeah, that dumb bitch?

    • WestCoastFeed

      Yes, the lawyer is acting as her mouthpiece. Robyn just might still be involved maybe with Juicy. I’m trying to remember what I saw her doing recently.

  • Fritz the. At

    The other site we all left has a story up that Teresa is going back to bravo and is getting lots of money. The lawyer never said that yet they are so brain dead that is what they are writing he said, no wonder we all left. They are brain dead over there,

  • honeybunny

    I have a hard time believing her attorney gave this interview. What self respecting lawyer comments in RH related drama. His business is her legal issues not her relationship with her brother or sister in law. And with no income how is her attorney getting paid anyway…..in tomato sauce?

    • WestCoastFeed

      I’ve read elsewhere that Joe Gorga is paying the lawyer’s fees.

      • Does that even sound plausible considering Melissa Gorga’s recent statements and Wendy’s comments?

        • WestCoastFeed

          Yes, it explains why the lawyer is saying that Melissa and Teresa do not hate each other. And why Melissa is saying that Teresa is doing as well as can be expected under the circumstances.

          • Then how do you reconcile Melissa saying she and Joey have not gone to visit Teresa (not by their own doing) and Joey saying he will not be driving the kids to school since Joe lost his license?

          • Fritz the. At

            Doc, I posted on a Teresa story on RT and a few tree huggers really slammed me. They are so rude over there these days. It’s a different site.

          • tanka

            because Teresa and Joe do not want her brother and wife in their life. Nothing has changed.

          • tanka

            Face it, Teresa hates Melissa and has had no contact.

  • whose gonna do my hair!

    Her credibility is ruined as a parent, in my opinion. Her oldest will not take to well being parented by her mother once sprung from prison. The girls will feel the anger once in their thirties when they are raising their own kids; they will be pissed.

  • LadyKathy

    Lmao, she know what she is doing . Locked up if she divorces him she cant sell her story. N looses custody of the girls. Come on people it is a ploy

  • tanka

    What a bunch of bull. If she had contacted a divorce atty, you wouldn’t know about it.

  • HalleG

    wow you can tell you writes the check in their relationship. no home foreclosure, my @$$.