The hits just keep coming for convicted felon, Teresa Giudice.
A mere three weeks after being sentenced to 15 months in prison, a new report claims, the “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star has lost a lucrative endorsement deal for her new “Fabulicious Gelato” bars. The report suggests that a convicted felon is not a good fit for the company’s brand and they’ve ended their deal with Giudice.
A source told Radar Online:
“The gelato bar company told Teresa last week they wouldn’t be proceeding with doing any business with her…Grocery store owners said their customers didn’t want to buy anything associated with Teresa…There was absolutely zero interest in the gelato bars before Teresa was sentenced, and none since. The company decided to cut their losses and not waste any more time with Teresa. She was extremely rude and unprofessional to deal with.”
The fallen reality star and her husband, Joe Giudice, were both sentenced to federal prison on numerous counts of fraud, after pleading guilty in March to defrauding lenders of more than $4.6 million.
Unfortunately for Teresa her business endorsements are jumping ship in droves. Companies don’t want their brand associated with a convict and future jailbird.
“The gelato bar company told Teresa last week they wouldn’t be proceeding with doing any business with her. Grocery store owners said their customers didn’t want to buy anything associated with Teresa. There was absolutely zero interest in the gelato bars before Teresa was sentenced, and none since.”
Apparently, the company has already suffered revenue loss due to their association with the Giudice name. Teresa’s other businesses are suffering as well. According to the Nielsen BookScan, Teresa’s recent book release “Fabulicious! On The Grill” has sold only 120 copies from January 2014 to current. Which is huge decline from May 2013 through December 2013 when it sold 5,920 copies. Her other books are suffering as well, “Fabulicious! Fast & Fit” previously sold over 1,000 copies monthly up until January 2014. Since Jan 2014 it has only sold 125 copies resulting in an 88% reduction. Ouch!
This news comes at a bad time. The couple owes the court $232,ooo in restitution fees and their bankruptcy case has been rejected by the Bankruptcy courts. That means their debt will NOT be ELIMINATED. The couple will be once again responsible for their $13.4 million dollar debt once the case is completely finalized.
Nancy Zhāng is an Entertainment Blogger for All About The Tea. Nancy covers hot topics, recaps and celeb news. She loves to multi-task as a writer and a private chef. She received a B.S. in Mass Communications from LSU. Nancy’s married and the proud mom of 2 German Shepherds.