During a break Wednesday afternoon in a New Jersey courtroom where Teresa, her husband Joe Giudice, and their former lawyer were scheduled to testify in a fraud case brought against Joe by his former business partner Joe Mastropole, Teresa incited a yelling match in the hallway with the wife of the plaintiff’s attorney.
Mastropole claims that the housewife’s hubby forged Mastropole’s signature on a mortgage document in order to take out another loan and keep $1 million for himself.
While in the courtroom before a short break, Teresa turned and pointed to Monica Ciccone, the wife of William Saracino Jr., the lawyer representing Mastropole, saying, “You and me gotta talk!”
While in the hallway, as the plaintiff’s attorneys were talking about the previous testimony and as Monica was engrossed in a conversation with another person, Teresa interrupted saying adamantly to Monica, “I need to talk to you!”
Monica, also an attorney who previously represented Mastropole in the case, denied her request saying, “I don’t have to talk to you, we both have lawyers,” which made Teresa irate. She jumped in Monica’s face, pointing her finger and yelling, “You need to stop telling people my business!”
Monica retorted: “I’m not talking to you, you’re a bully!”
As words continued back and forth, Teresa’s burly husband pulled her away to get in the elevator. As the doors closed, he was overheard saying in frustration, “I’m f**king tired of this TV sh*t!”
Before Teresa took the stand to testify in the trial, the Giudices’ attorney told her to calm down. “I’m calm!” she responded. “But I don’t know nothing!”
Joe is expected to take the stand Wednesday afternoon.
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