Real Housewives Of New Jersey Star John Fuda Responds to Teresa Giudice’s ‘Biggest Drug Dealer’ Allegations in Season 14 Premiere

Prior to Sunday night’s (May 5) premiere of The Real Housewives of New Jersey, John Fuda pulled a pre-show counter attack responding to what he called an “attempt to disparage his character.”

“While I am not proud of every aspect of my history, I have worked tirelessly to overcome challenges and strive for a better future,” he said in a statement released before the Season 14 premiere on Bravo.

To recap: Teresa Giudice made a reference to Housewife Rachel Fuda regarding her husband’s past arrest record in North Jersey. Fuda was arrested in 2008 at the age of 21 for possession of drugs, but was never convicted and the charges were dismissed.

“You know what your husband said to my husband? ‘I have tremendous respect for your wife, because we both went to jail.’ He was the biggest drug dealer in Bergen County,” Teresa, 51, told Rachel, 33, during the RHONJ season 14 premiere on Sunday, May 5. “Don’t come for my husband because I will come for your husband.”

The on-camera allegation happened at Jennifer Fessler’s 55th birthday party when Teresa confronted Rachel about John, who was discussing Luis “Louie” Ruelas despite his absence at the event. 

“Why would you entertain a f—king loser like that?” Fuda asked his wife. “I’m a drug dealer? Who told you that?”

Fuda then addressed the comments with Teresa, exclaiming, “You don’t know s—t. Don’t go down this route. Stop trying to hit me. You know what? Has-been. F—king has-been.”

“I refuse to be defined by my past mistakes. I am grateful for the support of my friends, family, and fans who see me for who I am today – a person dedicated to growth, kindness, and authenticity. I will continue to rise above negativity and remain true to myself,” he said in his statement.

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