Adding to attempts to secure her privacy and keep a low profile before her September 23 sentencing date, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has begged producers of the show at Bravo to refrain from filming her in the courthouse. Giudice and her husband Joe have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bank fraud, to which the couple pled guilty after reportedly striking a deal with federal prosecutors. The Giudices are to be sentenced on September 23, 2014.
RadarOnline reported that Giudice has asked Bravo executives not to send cameras to the courthouse for her sentencing, but Bravo is ignoring her plea in order to catch this juicy bit of Giudice’s life. The network is reportedly going to use the footage for the reunion episode of The Real Housewives of New Jersey.
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A source said, “Teresa doesn’t want cameras from Bravo to be at her sentencing, and has told producers of the show her thoughts. Bravo doesn’t care what Teresa wants or thinks, and they are done protecting her.” Because ratings of the show have been dismal as of late, the network hopes that footage of Giudice will boost their numbers due to the drama that’s sure to happen at the sentencing, according to the source.
Bravo is reportedly frustrated with the reality TV star for her bad-mouthing, diva behavior and the fact that she has decided to keep a low profile. “They tried to tell Teresa that she was contractually obligated to show but her legal crisis manager, Wendy Feldman, shut that down. Teresa’s contract is actually very loose, and doesn’t clearly dictate what media she must do,” said a source to RadarOnline.
Giudice is one of the more popular members of The Real Housewives of New Jersey and earns up to $250,000 per season.