Teresa Aprea Breaks Silence On Cheapskate Lawsuit — Exclusive

Posted on February 20th, 2015 at 6:17 pm
Exclusive Teresa Aprea Breaks Silence The Real Housewives of New Jersey's Teresa Aprea is breaking her silence on a so-called "cheapskate lawsuit" brought on by two employees who accuse her of owing them several thousand dollars, RumorFix is reporting exclusively. A former bartender and waiter claim the reality star's restaurant, Angelo’s of Mulberry St. in New York, owes them each $2,500 in "unpaid wages and overtime, uniform cleaning costs." Teresa describes the former employees as "disgruntled" and tells our Real Mr. Housewife, "desperate times ... desperate people ... leads to desperate measures." The RHONJ star explains, "Angelo's of Mulberry Street, a family business, has been around for 100 years. This establishment is not just any restaurant, in fact, it has become an institution that represents 'Little Italy' on Mulberry Street. Its doors have welcomed thousands of families, celebrities, dignitaries and presidents of this country throughout the years."

Two Disgruntled Employees Will Not Define Her Restaurant

She says all of the employees are like family to her. "Anyone that has frequented Angelo's can clearly see that we operate as one big family and are all so happy to be a part of this historic restaurant. Many of our employees, including waiters and kitchen staff, have been with us for over 25 years. Angelo's treats its employees not like workers, but like family. "This restaurant has given many immigrants opportunities they have always dreamed of ... many have gone on to open their own successful businesses after getting their best training and experience on these premises. In all these years we have only had beautiful relationships with all those who have worked with us." Teresa can't talk specifically about the lawsuit, but adds, "Two disgruntled employees do not and will not define Angelo's of Mulberry Street. Reasons for their dismissal cannot be discussed at this time because this matter is in arbitration. Unfortunately, desperate times... desperate people ... leads to desperate measures."