Teresa Giudice claims she and Jen Shah are not the same â despite both being âReal Housewivesâ stars whoâve had to go to prison.
âI canât relate to that [Shah’s sentencing], because I would never do something like that, you know?â the âReal Housewives of New Jerseyâ star, 50, said on Wednesdayâs episode of her âNamaste B$tchesâ podcast on PodcastOne.
Giudice argued that her 11-month stint behind bars is much different from Shahâs upcoming six-and-a-half years.
The Bravo star explained that she went away for accidentally signing papers that allowed her ex-husband to commit fraud â while Shah ran a nationwide telemarketing scheme that targeted hundreds of people, specifically the elderly.
âListen, itâs sad, [but] like, I wouldnât steal anybodyâs money,â Giudice continued. âI would not do that. I would never do that, thatâs so bad.â
Giudice emphasized that being compared to Shah “bothers” her, because unlike Shah, she was “innocent” and “just signed papers that Joe [Giudice] told me to sign.”
âI know my kids know that I didnât do anything. Joe told them,â Giudice continued.
âBut when youâre stealing [from] people, and the kids could read this, and theyâre like, âMom, well whyâd you do this?â Like what do you say to your kids to that?â
The mom of four served less than a year in prison in 2015, while Joe was behind bars for 41 months.
He was deported to Italy upon his completion.
Giudice’s comments came less than a week after the “Real Housewives of Salt Lake City” star, 49, was sentenced to six and-a-half years in prison for wire fraud.
Shah â who changed her plea from not guilty to guilty just days before she was set to stand trial â faces up to 14 years behind bars.
During her sentencing, Shah apologized to both her family and the victims and acknowledged that she âhurt innocent people.â
The reality TV star was arrested in March 2021 in the midst of filming “RHOSLC” Season 2. Shah is set to begin her sentencing on Feb. 17.
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