Saturday 13 August 2022 02:01 PM RHOC alum Kelly Dodd questions why she was fired from the series trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 02:01 PM RHOC alum Kelly Dodd questions why she was fired from the series trends now
Saturday 13 August 2022 02:01 PM RHOC alum Kelly Dodd questions why she was fired from the series trends now

Saturday 13 August 2022 02:01 PM RHOC alum Kelly Dodd questions why she was fired from the series trends now

Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd has spoken out about her controversial exit from the popular franchise.

The star, who was sacked last year after a string of politically incorrect social media posts outraged viewers, has questioned why 'criminal' Housewives have been able to stay on the show. 

Speaking to the Unpopular podcast, the 46-year-old pointed out that Teresa Giudice, Gina Kirschenheiter and Jen Shah have all remained on the franchise despite arrests and convictions.

Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd (pictured) has spoken out about her controversial exit from the popular franchise, asking why she was fired when 'criminal' Housewives have remained on Bravo

Former Real Housewives of Orange County star Kelly Dodd (pictured) has spoken out about her controversial exit from the popular franchise, asking why she was fired when 'criminal' Housewives have remained on Bravo 

'What pisses me off is you have Teresa Giudice. Her and her husband were crooks, point blank. They went to prison for it. They got caught,' she said.

'And maybe she didn't know. Let's just say for a fact she didn't,' Kelly continued.

'She went to prison. She didn't get fired. As a matter of fact, that's their [Bravo's] darling, right?'

Giudice spent nearly a year at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in 2015 after pleading guilty to a slew of fraud charges with her ex-husband Joe Giudice. 

Joe reported to prison in March 2016 to serve a 41 month sentence after he pleaded guilty to 39 counts of conspiracy to commit mail, wire and bankruptcy fraud.

The 46-year-old pointed out that Teresa Giudice, Gina Kirschenheiter and Jen Shah have all remained on the franchise despite arrests and convictions

The 46-year-old pointed out that Teresa Giudice, Gina Kirschenheiter and Jen Shah have all remained on the franchise despite arrests and convictions

'Then you have Gina Kirschenheiter,' Kelly said. 'DUI. Didn't get fired. Didn't get in trouble. Kept her on. That Jen Shah, the Erika Jaynes.'

Erika Jayne has not been charged with any crimes, but has been the subject of multiple lawsuits ever since her estranged husband Tom Girardi was disbarred and accused of misappropriating clients' settlement funds.

Gina was arrested and jailed overnight in early 2019, and later pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol. 

'She went to prison!' Kelly pointed out Teresa Giudice's stint in prison. Teresa pictured in 2013 leaving federal court in Newark, New Jersey

'She went to prison!' Kelly pointed out Teresa Giudice's stint in prison. Teresa pictured in 2013 leaving federal court in Newark, New Jersey

Giudice spent nearly a year at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in 2015 after pleading guilty to a slew of fraud charges with her ex-husband Joe Giudice. The couple pictured in 2014

Giudice spent nearly a year at Danbury Federal Correctional Institution in 2015 after pleading guilty to a slew of fraud charges with her ex-husband Joe Giudice. The couple pictured in 2014

In July, Real Housewives of Salt Lake City's Jen Shah plead guilty to federal charges of organizing a $5million telemarketing scam which preyed on hundreds of elderly people.

The star, 48, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud, with the US attorney dropping her second count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. 

Addressing the court, Shah said that she 'knew it was wrong' and that she was 'so sorry' for the 'many people' who were harmed.

Shah admitted that she 'agreed with others to commit with wire fraud' and 'knew it misled' victims, over 10 of whom were over the age of 55. 

Gina Kirschenheiter (pictured) was arrested and jailed overnight in early 2019, and later pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol

Gina Kirschenheiter (pictured) was arrested and jailed overnight in early 2019, and later pleaded guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol 

Dodd said it was 'disheartening' to see 'criminal' Housewives remain on the network while she had been fired for politically incorrect gaffes on social media, which included questioning mask efficacy during the beginning of the Covid pandemic. 

'It's really, really disheartening when you have all these people that have done real criminal things, and here I am just asking questions,' she said.

'All I am [doing] is asking

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