It was recently reported that newest Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Aprea was being sued after her employees claimed she shortened their checks and made them pay to clean their own uniforms. A former bartender at TerESa’s restaurant said TereSa and her husband only paid them for 7 hours even when they worked 10 hours. They also claimed TerEsa was paying them out-of-pocket and that the Aprea’s owe them $2,500. TerEsa is now responding to the lawsuit telling Rumor Fix that the employees are “disgruntled,” adding, “desperate times..desperate people..leads to desperate measures.” TerEsa continues,
“Angelo’s of Mulberry Street, a family business, has been around for 100 years. This establishment is not just any restaurant, in fact, it has become an institution that represents ‘Little Italy’ on Mulberry Street. Its doors have welcomed thousands of families, celebrities, dignitaries and presidents of this country throughout the years.”
TerEsa says that all of the employees are like family to her,
“Anyone that has frequented Angelo’s can clearly see that we operate as one big family and are all so happy to be a part of this historic restaurant. Many of our employees, including waiters and kitchen staff, have been with us for over 25 years. Angelo’s treats its employees not like workers, but like family. This restaurant has given many immigrants opportunities they have always dreamed of … many have gone on to open their own successful businesses after getting their best training and experience on these premises. In all these years we have only had beautiful relationships with all those who have worked with us.”
I think that this lawsuit would never happen if TerEsa wasn’t on the Real Housewives but because she is, people are going to target you. Do you think the employees are just being desperate? Thoughts on what TerEsa had to say?