Published December 16, 2010
Spendaholic "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice testified Wednesday that she had no idea her husband was declaring bankruptcy, while he admitted he forged her name on court papers detailing the couple’s financial woes, according to a report in the New York Post.
A sullen Giudice -- who famously declared she was "too pretty to work" -- tried to duck questions about her embarrassing bankruptcy while testifying in a Newark federal court hearing for a lawsuit against her and her husband.
At one point during her cross examination, she sniped at the judge, "What does my bankruptcy have to do with this?"
Her famous temper was also on full display.
She was spotted arguing outside the courtroom with a woman, who she accused of leaking information.
"You’re violating ethics!" Giudice, who is famous for butchering the English language, screamed at the woman, the wife of her husband’s ex-business partner Joe Mastropole.
Mastropole is suing the Giudices and accusing them of forging his name on mortgage documents in order to pocket $1 million.
Joe Giudice also took the stand and admitted forging both his wife’s and former business partner’s name on papers, claiming it was a routine practice.
"Everybody does it," he said, adding that he "didn't think it was a big deal."