The fight between the Marcheses, Andy Cohen and the Giudice family has just exploded!
Jim Marchese tells RadarOnline.com exclusively that he and his wife Amber are extremely aggravated with Bravo's decision to delay filming of the next season of RHONJ until Teresa Giudice gets released from prison in December. In fact, they claim it's tantamount to endorsing her criminal behavior!
"It is BS that the entire cast, especially my wife, had their filming put on hold because Tre and Joe committed several felonies and Teresa is sitting in jail," Marchese told Radar.
What's more, he said he's peeved that the Giudices' recent three-episode special RHONJ: Teresa Checks In was presented as a spin-off from the original Housewives series.
"Viewers were duped into thinking they were watching RHONJ," he fumed. "If Andy Cohen had so much confidence in Tre and Joe to pull ratings, he could have called it 'Teresa Checks In'…period!"
"Andy is clearly endorsing Tre's behavior as it was focused on Tre and the sympathetic issues surrounding her kids," he claimed. "For example they were shown crying missing their mom and over-dramatized other hardships…"
In Marchese's mind, the special could have focused more on the people who were effected by the Giudices' criminal proceedings.
"Not one scene was dedicated to the people she stole from, how their lives have been hurt or the children of families victimized by their crimes," he raged.
And now, Marchese's wife Amber is trying to decide if she even wants to be a part of the franchise any more.
"Every time they focus on Tre's incarceration, they hurt the show and its reputation," Marchese insisted. "Now, my wife has to decide if she wants her good name on a show this dark."
"The delays in filming and lousy ratings are just two more examples of how Tre's criminal activity hurt families," Marchese continued.
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