Posted: 7:09 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013
Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice is ballsy, but would she be so crass as to hold a fundraiser for her legal defense fund?
The reality star says “No.”
A press release went out calling Teresa’s appearance Thursday night in Lido Beach a fundraiser put on by waiters, bartenders and a catering company. Teresa and her husband, Joe Giudice, were indicted on 39 counts of fraud and lying to the IRS, and she probably could use some help with her legal costs.
But, the Bravo star was caught completely off guard. She showed her shock on Twitter:
When RumorFix contacted a manager at Malibue and the manager confirmed Teresa’s version of the story saying, “It’s just a meet and greet — we are not accepting donations.”
The flyer for the event never called it a fundraiser either. And, the catering company putting on the event even apologized to Teresa on Twitter writing, “Our apologizes to
@theresagiudice about the media & press.”
The promoter, Johnny Donovan, also tried to put the rumor to rest by tweeting, “
@Teresa_Giudice will be appearing tnite as a meet and greet to kick off Labor Day weekend press has false information on any other matter”
So no RadarOnline, Teresa is NOT desperate “begging fans to donate to her defense fund.”