Gotham Gossipist: One New Jersey ‘Real Housewife’ May Need to Get A Job

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By Kimberly Rae Miller

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – The supposedly wealthy ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ don’t seem to be doing so well financially.

Jacqueline Laurita, the cloyingly sweet and formerly poor housewife whose daughter puts Lindsay Lohan to shame, is reportedly facing legal trouble. According to RaderOnline, her and her husband, Christopher Laurita, were named in a lawsuit against their clothing company.

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The claim against the now-dissolved Signature Apparel company is due to be filed on Wednesday. It reads:

“The Laurita brothers soon drained the Company of all of its funds and assets in order to support their families’ increasingly opulent lifestyle of private jets, limousines, extravagant parties, premium automobiles, designer clothing, ostentatious home furnishings and lavish vacations…Signature’s assets were misused to make outright and unjustified payments to Laurita family members, and to fund the operations of the Laurita brothers’ other companies and business ventures.”

What’s a little personal bank-rolling among family?

Well, the problem arose when the company that earned more than $250 million between 2005 and 2009, filed for bankruptcy in 2009.  Now all those slighted vendors want their money back.

It sure is tough to maintain a plush lifestyle in New Jersey these days.  First Danielle was knocked all the way into the middle class by her divorce, then Teresa and her husband declare bankruptcy, and now Jacqueline.  Caroline, watch out, your mansion may be next.

Kimberly Rae Miller is a writer, actress, and host living in New York City (kimberlyraemiller.com).

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