Well, it seems the drama never stops for Teresa Giudice. This article is from today’s Wall Street Journal.
Teresa Giudice has a new adversary, and its not any of her fellow “Real Housewives of New Jersey.”
Court papers show that the Bravo reality TV star and her husband, who filed for bankruptcy protection last fall, are facing a lawsuit to prevent them from taking advantage of the debt discharge available to individuals under the Bankruptcy Code. According to Chapter 7 trustee John Sywilok, tasked with rounding up the couple’s assets and distributing the proceeds to creditors, the Giudices allegedly concealed key documents about their finances and business transactions.
The assets the Giudices are alleged to have concealed include interests in a pizza parlor, laundromat, Teresa’s TG Fabulicious clothing and accessories company (where you can buy the “Jersey Girl” shirt she wore on the first season for $24.95) and the “Skinny Italian” cookbook she authored (which promises to teach readers how to eat spaghetti and still fit into their skinny jeans). Sywilok also accuses the couple of making false statements under oath about their assets, income and expenses.
The Giudices’ bankruptcy attorney wasn’t immediately available for comment Thursday.
The lawsuit isn’t the only reason Sywilok may not be the Giudices’ most favorite person right now. Next month, the trustee is aiming to hold a public auction of the contents filling the family’s newly built Towaco, N.J. mansion.
Up for grabs at the Aug. 22 auction are home furnishings, accessories, tools and a boat.
The house has served as points of pride and trouble for Teresa and husband Giuseppe (aka Joseph). The first season of the Bravo reality show depicted the home’s construction and the no-expenses-spared decorating spree. But since the bankruptcy filing, the Giudices have faced rumors that their new home was up for sale (which Teresa denied via Twitter last month) or was being foreclosed upon (which she adamantly denied in this week’s episode of the reality show).