Caroline Manzo Responding to Teresa Giudice Accusing Her of Being a 'Rat'

On 'The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Joe and Teresa Unlocked', Teresa brought up her former 'RHONJ' co-star Caroline Manzo into the discussion while talking about her and husband Joe's prison stint.

AceShowbiz - "Teresa Giudice and Joe Giudice recently sat down for a tell-all interview with Andy Cohen on "The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Joe and Teresa Unlocked". During the special episode, Teresa talked about their prison stint and that was when she brought up her former co-star Caroline Manzo into the discussion.

Teresa wondered about how Caroline could predict that something legally would happen to her and Joe. "How could she predict that?" Teresa asked host Andy. "Could she have anything to do with what happened to Joe and I? Is she a rat?"

Caroline caught the wind of the remarks and appeared to attempt to set the record straight on her son's podcast "Dear Albie" on Monday, October 28. "This is not the first time [Teresa's] made this claim. Those are big words. Those are very big words. So once in a while, you gotta take the bully, pull 'em up by the shirt, pull 'em up to your face and say, 'This is the reality. This is life. I am going to clear things up for you.' And that's what I’m doing," she said.

"She has a narcissistic personality…I get it. I see through her. She has no moral compass. She really doesn't," Caroline, who starred on "RHONJ" during season 1 to season 5, added. "She has said things to people that are completely fabricated."

"My initial thing was, 'What the F is she…what?' And then you have to laugh at somebody like that, because she is clearly grasping at straws," she continued. "What's my crooked life? I have a husband that has been busting his a** for the past 40 years, working 16-hour days six days at week at almost 60 years old," she added, referring to when Teresa claimed that Caroline "led that crooked life."

"We just paid off our mortgage, congratulations to us. And guess what? We did it the old-fashion way, with a 20-year loan, and by blood, sweat and tears we paid it off," Caroline said. "She's right. We couldn't be more opposite. And that pleases me. So the irony of that statement is not lost on me, and I think she's grasping at straws, and I think she's delusional, and I think she's trying to throw mud and hoping it sticks on any which wall that will catch it, but it's not gonna work."

Addressing why she predicted that Teresa and Joe would go to prison, Caroline said, " “First of all, I had no knowledge of anything they’ve ever done in their life, you know? At the time, Teresa had had an abundance of legal issues and it was all over the press, and the writing was on the wall that something was going to happen because the indictment was so big. So you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out."

Teresa served a little more than 11 months behind bars in 2014 for mail and wire fraud and bankruptcy fraud before being released in December 2015. Meanwhile, Joe was locked in prison between March 2016 to March 2019. He's currently in his native Italy amid a deportation case.

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