Now Bravo is being dragged into the Giudices legal drama. The NY Daily News reports prosecutors have asked Bravo to hand over hours of unaired footage from The Real Housewives of New Jersey. “For every hour that airs, there are more than 20 hours of unedited footage,” the source tells the site. “They shoot for three months and end up using only the footage that fits into the story line they want to focus on.”
According to the source, most of the unused footage from the hit Bravo show is stored away and never seen again. But since Teresa and Joe Giudice are being charged with 39 counts of fraud, including conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements on loan applications and bankruptcy fraud, the footage has been requested to see if there is any proof on tape of inappropriate spending.
“The network is not happy,” the source says. “Everyone is asking if ‘Housewives’ ruined Teresa. The real question is, will Teresa ruin ‘Housewives’?”
A trial date has been set for October 8th.
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