Teresa Giudice Net Worth, Twitter, Blog: Bravo Employees To Be Called to Court? [UPDATE]
Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe may not be the only ones in trouble with the law. Costars on Bravo's "Real Housewives of New Jersey" could get wrapped up in the dramatic couple's legal issues.
According to Fox News, since Bravo is an entertainment network, it does not maintain any First Amendment privileges, meaning executives and personalities on the network may be called to court.
"Employees filming for Bravo can certainly be called as witnesses to establish that the Giudices' were perhaps making large purchases in cash during the time of the bankruptcy," New Jersey attorney Darren Del Sardo told Fox.
"The network could also be called as a witness to support an increase of anticipated income paid by Bravo to Teresa that was not disclosed in her bankruptcy filing. In addition, they could be asked questions regarding the Giudice's business operations that Bravo followed at the time of the filing," he said.
According to an anonymous legal expert, it is a big problem that Bravo filmed the Giudices' talking about to their bankruptcy attorney last year. "There is a chance that there is raw footage, which didn't make the air that could be incriminating," the source told Fox.
As previously reported, Teresa, 41, and Joe Giudice, 43, are accused of exaggerating their income while applying for loans before their reality TV show debuted in 2009. Teresa previously filed for a mortgage loan of $121,000 in 2001. They then hid how well they were doing in a bankruptcy filing after their first season aired.
They were finally charged in a 39-count indictment with conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications, and bankruptcy fraud.
Teresa tweeted on the matter, writing, "Today is a most difficult day for our family."