The Queen of class and brains, Teresa Giudice of the Real Housewives of New Jersey, proved herself to be not ready for prime time on many fronts yesterday in a New Jersey court of law.
Befuddled and broke “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice told a federal judge yesterday she had no clue she declared bankruptcy until well after papers were filed – and her shady husband admitted he forged her name on everything from their mortgage to his business documents.
“I’ll sign my name right now; it’s not my signature,” said Giudice after being questioned on a slew of documents —including the mortgage to the family’s New Jersey mansion and a handful of investment properties — purporting to bear her loopy John Hancock.
At one point, she was asked during cross-examination if she signed the mortgage to the couple’s Jersey Shore beach house.
She gulped, “Is that under my name?”
She said she left all matters up to her husband, Joe, who later admitted that he and others stuck her name on all kinds of documents that she knew nothing about.
He also copped to forging his business partner’s signature, in addition to that of a notary and an employee.
“My husband, if he had to tell me something, I’m sure he would,” Giudice said.
The couple — who are almost $11 million in debt — declared bankruptcy last spring.
The clueless cable-TV star — who once declared she was “too pretty to work” — even had to turn to her husband for help when the lawyer asked her what year they got married.
“1999?” she said, looking at her husband. “I’m drawing a blank.”
Giudice was in court for a hearing on a lawsuit filed by her husband’s former business partner.
During a break from testifying, Giudice’s famous temper erupted at the wife of the ex-business partner’s lawyer.
She accused Monica Ciccone of spreading rumors about her.
“You’re violating ethnics!” screamed Giudice, who’s famous for her malapropisms.
You gotta love Teresa, quite possibly a dumber TV personality than Elisabeth Hasselbeck and her political idol, Sarah Palin. She doesn’t know when she got married, has no idea what her name’s on, and of course, “you’re violating ethnics!” And how about Joe, a regular in the court house by now, so casually admitting to forgery and fraud? He’s quite a stand up guy!
The Giudice’s have raised the bar on stupidity. New Jersey holler!