Just weeks after being sentenced to 15 months in prison, Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice has already lost a lucrative endorsement deal for Fabulicious Gelato bars after the company abruptly pulled the plug, deeming the convicted felon someone not a good fit for the brand.
"The gelato bar company told Teresa last week they wouldn't be proceeding with doing any business with her,” a source told RadarOnline.com exclusively. “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.”
Not only was associating with the crooked reality starlet affecting the gelato company’s sales, but the source also revealed that Fabulicious Gelato felt Giudice was unpleasant to work with!
“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 source added.
The mother-of-four could have used the paycheck, as she owes more than $400,000 in restitution and $13 million stemming from her bankruptcy.
On August 27, the trustee in the Giudice family’s infamous 2009 bankruptcy case filed the discharge papers, requesting to erase the troubled pair’s $13,480,263.11 .
But in a shocking move, a judge denied the Giudices’ discharge on Sept. 29.
Teresa is boasting to friends, "There are many other companies that would love to do business with her...In fact, she says another company has already offered her a very exciting offer, which she refuses to elaborate on," the source added.