Real Housewives of New Jersey alum Joe Giudice backs up his ex-wife Teresa Giudice’s statement that Joe and Melissa Gorga reported him to the FBI.
“When they came on the show, they were very good friends with my ex-partner’s attorneys, which went to the feds, which I think Melissa and Joe were involved,” Joe Giudice alleged on a recent podcast episode.
The 51-year-old went on to claim that he is friends with an “ex-FBI guy” who told him “for a fact” that Joe and Melissa were involved.
The unnamed former FBI agent alleged that Joe and Melissa were “helping” and working “behind the scenes” to expose Joe Giudice’s fraud.
The former reality TV star claimed: “They went to the feds to feed them all this information. Yeah, I might’ve cheated on some things, my tax returns, you know, who didn’t?”
Joe Giudice also slammed Joe and Melissa for claiming they “put food” on his family’s table while Teresa was in prison.
“Why don’t you tell them they ought to thank me again because they got paid to do that, all right?” Joe fired off. “So if it wasn’t for the spin-off they wouldn’t have gotten paid. They eat off my back; they’re still eating off my back.”
In a preview for part two of the Real Housewives of New Jersey season 13 reunion, Teresa accuses Joe and Melissa of playing a role in her and Joe Giudice going to prison almost a decade ago.
According to the Real Housewives of New Jersey OG, Joe and Melissa Gorga were hanging out with people who ultimately helped send her and Joe Giudice to prison.
Teresa claimed that Joe and Melissa had been spending time with people who “were responsible for that happening to me.”
“It’s very sad that my own family were hanging out with people that were trying to hurt us,” she continued.
When Andy Cohen noted that Teresa was “married to the person who was responsible for [her] going to jail,” the mom of four agreed.
However, she quickly noted that there was proof of Joe and Melissa’s involvement.
“I spoke to the FBI. … I have proof,” the 51-year-old claimed. Jennifer Aydin backed up Teresa’s claim, saying, “Andy, there is some proof.”
As for Melissa, she denied Teresa’s accusations, telling her sister-in-law: “Teresa, we didn’t commit mortgage fraud — you did, dollface. Like, stop.”
Teresa and Joe Giudice were convicted of multiple counts of fraud in 2014. Teresa served 11 months in prison from January to December of 2015.
Joe Giudice reported to prison in March 2016 to serve his 41-month prison sentence. Upon his release in March 2019, Joe was transferred to ICE custody to await deportation to Italy. Later that year, Joe voluntarily left the United States for Italy. Joe and Teresa ultimately divorced in 2020.
Part two of the RHONJ reunion airs on Tuesday at 8 pm on Bravo.
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Joe Giudice, the former husband of Teresa Giudice, has expressed his belief that Joe and Melissa Gorga, his ex-wife’s brother and sister-in-law, respectively, have spoken to the FBI.
Joe Giudice’s belief stems from his claims that Joe and Melissa may have provided information to the FBI during or after his legal issues and deportation proceedings.
As of now, there is no publicly available evidence to substantiate Joe Giudice’s claims about Joe and Melissa Gorga’s alleged interactions with the FBI. These claims remain his personal beliefs without concrete proof.