Teresa Giudice and her crisis manager Wendy Feldman are over. Feldman, who has been helping guide the reality star through her recent legal troubles and was present while the Giudices learned their prison sentences earlier this month, has ended her contract with the Real Housewives of New Jersey star.
The move comes after Teresa filed a request to serve her sentence at Danbury Federal Prison in Connecticut, aka the prison which inspired Netflix series Orange Is the New Black.
"Sadly, my time with Teresa and has come to an end," Feldman tells Us Weekly. "My client relationships are very important to me, however today's filing regarding Teresa's Bureau of Prisons designation request was not done with my knowledge or input. I am not the consultant referred to in filing. This is clearly not the first time my advice has not been followed, but this is the time where the stakes are the highest. Both for my clients and myself, I work hard to maintain a strong relationship with the Bureau of Prisons. As I've tried to instruct Teresa, this is a process that must be respected. A designation to a camp is a gift, not a requirement from the BOP and the judge. By making this request, Teresa has jeopardized months of work, months of preparation and in fact may jeopardize where she is ultimately designated or sent to. My ultimate responsibility is to all of my clients, not just to Teresa. I'm hopeful that, at some point, a change occurs and rehabilitation begins. My thought and wishes will always be with her children," Feldman said.
"I'm well-known for investing my heart and soul into my clients and today's decision didn't come lightly or without prior events leading up to this," Feldman concluded.
As previously reported by Us, Teresa has been sentenced to 15 months behind bars, while her husband, Joe Giudice, has been sentenced to 41 months. The couple pleaded guilty to multiple counts of fraud charges. Teresa will serve her sentence first, beginning on Jan. 5, to allow their four daughters, Gia, 13, Gabriella, 10, Milania, 8, and Audriana, 5, to not be without a parent. Find out Teresa's thoughts on her sentence and leaving her family.
E! News was first to report the story.