Jacqueline Laurita has been screaming and stamping her feet for weeks that she wants to release a recording “proving” that Teresa Giudice set up her sister in law at the Posche Fashion Show. Jacqueline gratuitously volunteers that unfortunately, she cannot release the recording because “it is illegal to do so since the other person will not permit the release.”
According to New Jersey state law, a person has a right to record their own conversations. It is illegal, however, for an individual to record or tape a conversation to which he is not a party or without prior consent of one of the parties. In other words, an individual is prohibited by law from recording the conversations of other parties without permission.
Newsflash to Jacqueline, the recording of a conversation she had with someone else is not illegal. NJSA 2A:156A-4 provides exceptions where recordings are legal.
So Jacqueline needs to stop hiding behind her misconception that she cannot release the recording. The release is not illegal. So, we are waiting . . . for her next lame excuse why she can’t or won’t release the alleged recording.
To answer hypothetical (which I would have preferred not to do), as long as recording was made in New Jersey, the law of this State applies, therefore there is no obstacle to Jacqueline releasing the alleged recording which she claims “proves her point” that Teresa set up her sister in law, even if the person who provided the information was in another State. I must admit, I am suspicious as to why a certain poster is so insistent that the person to whom Jacqueline spoke was “out of State” particularly since Jacqueline claimed that the person was a “mutual friend.”
work in progress