The RHONJ star insists she's "not in denial" about the charges.

on Oct 1, 2013 - The Dish0

After speaking out for the first time about her ongoing legal issues on a special episode of Watch What Happens Live, during what she calls an "intense" interview with Andy Cohen, Teresa Giudice is again opening up about her troubles—this time on her Bravo blog.

On WWHL, Teresa pleaded with her Real Housewives of New Jersey castmates to be respectful as she and husband Joe Giudice prepare for their February trial on federal fraud charges. Now, she's asking her fans to withhold judgment.

"It is aggravating to not be able to speak freely about everything. When this is all over, we will!" Teresa writes. "As Joe said, we pleaded not guilty for a reason. Thank you all so much for your support and for withholding judgment until the trial is over."

But Teresa admits her legal woes are taking their toll. "I'm not in denial about it, I know it's serious and terrible, and I wouldn't wish this situation on anyone," she writes. "It can suck your soul dry faster than almost anything else. But I choose to stay positive."

She admits she had to try to keep it together for her family. "Especially being a mom, I can't fall apart. I have four little girls looking at me to see how to handle bad times," she shares. "I want to set a good example for them because life involves bad times. You have to know how to cope and not to crumble."

Tell us: Do you think Teresa has the right attitude about her legal situation?

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11 comments
jada12
jada12

Teresa and Joe...if you guys are found guilty of any or all the counts....I hope you both are given some leniency. Sure there should be some penalty....but dear God you did not cause physical harm to anyone. Right....and criminals who have are walking the streets. Best wishes to you and your girls. From an Italian formerly from NJ

Shutit
Shutit

I fee so sorry for you having Melissa in your life , she is horrible....so smug , vain and she is making a fool of herself with the bad , bad singing!!! Ewww

angryinny
angryinny

How did Penny know about your father in the hospital?  Only one way.  This evil person who doesn't know her.

Barbarajean
Barbarajean

You say you are not in denial but the truth is I believe you didn't know that you were breaking the law. Lets get real and admit that you aren't smart enough to do something so stupid. I think you and Joe both had to be illiterate in the financing end of your life. If you did have accountants doing your business were you that stupid not to check what they were doing.  If you are guilty, just don't put the blame on others. Stand up and take your punishment and be done with it.

cheatersville
cheatersville

This would not be happening to them if they paid their taxes like the rest of us.  When Teresa has her nervous breakdown she will have certainly deserved it. Too bad they didn't handle situations differently.  She could have had a really awesome life.

bebe0813
bebe0813

It's amazing that she says that she is a business women. Yet, they had not filed filed taxes in 5 or 6 years. There is normally a signature required once a year. Joe smirks as he says that they have not spent above their means yet they file bankruptcy. Apparently, They both are living in the land of make believe.  

Blondie62
Blondie62

Well she is aware of the serious allegations and she knows there might be jail time, the only thing I agree with is her trying to hold it together for her girls.  As for the WWHL interview, that should never have happened they were advised by their attorneys not to speak of the case, everyone knows that.  Did they do it for sympathy vote, my answer is PROBABLY!  You can't tell that Joe didn't know what he was doing.

cindy1963
cindy1963

 @cheatersville They knew exactly what they were doing, I don't believe a word they say!! Has anyone else noticed if you look at Joe Giudice in the earlier seasons his face looked more relaxed and friendly and when you see his face now, he looks so mean and his eyebrows look like when you are upset or mad. Well, I believe they have to go to court next week so we'll see how this all starts to play out. But you know what Teresa, Karma is a b***h!! I was just watching one of the early episodes the other day and it showed Teresa going shopping for furniture for her "mansion" and the bill came out to over $120,000.00 and she was there counting all of the $100 bills and then they have the nerve to say that they don't spend above their means? Yeah, right!!!! I think it's all disgusting!!

cindy1963
cindy1963

 @Blondie62 They should have never sat down and spoken about the case, not a good idea!! Sympathy vote, of course! If I were in a situation like that, I would have never spoken about anything until after everything is done with! NOT TOO SMART!!

judy@london
judy@london

 @Blondie62

 I agree.Also,Joe seemed to insinuate that being on the show somehow caused the charges to be brought against them...they are sooo in denial.