Who can forget Melissa Marco Gorga’s infamous line about the Giudices, “We pay our bills.” Faux reality says the Gorgas pay their bills and Melissa is outraged that the Giudice Family had to resort to Bankruptcy protection.
Reality is not as Melissa describes . . . not by a long shot. Aside from the Gorga’s financial woes (detailed on StoopidHousewives), at least one of Melissa’s sisters is in financial crisis as well.
In 2009, Melissa’s brother in law, Scott G Simpson (married to Lysa Simpson) filed a Bankruptcy Petition.
An interesting part of the bankruptcy involved a property located at 50 Holsman Street, Paterson, New Jersey. Why would a barber from Toms River buy a delapidated property in Paterson – an hour and a half away? Why would Simpson take out a $320,000 construction loan in 2007 on a $180,000 property when he’s not a builder?
According to the Motion to vacate the stay of the lawsuit, at the time of the bankruptcy filing in 2009, the property was appraised at $184,000 and Simpson owed $370,000.
Simpson borrowed over $320,000 as a “Construction Loan,” he took the funds, allegedly never made the improvements, then allowed the property to go into foreclosure and surrendered it to the Mortgage Company.
Because the property was worth $200,000 less than the mortgage, the Mortgage Company sued Simpson for the difference between the value of the property and the money that he borrowed. Simpson filed for bankruptcy, discharged the difference and walked away without having to pay the funds that he borrowed less than 2 years earlier.
In the Petition, Simpson sought to discharge debts from some (not all) of the following creditors:
- Credit Cards: $65,000
- “Lawsuit”: $188,000
It appears that the “lawsuit” creditor is the Mortgage Company on the Paterson property.
While the Simpson family struggles to pay their bills, Lysa Simpson has been actively campaigning to become the next RHONJ. She has “refreshed” her look and she has scaled down on attacking cast mates of RHONJ and fans on Twitter. She continues to antagonize Teresa Giudice by proclaiming to be Joe Gorga’s “real sister” and referring to Antonia Gorga as “our Antonia.”
After all the misinformation and inconsistent tales that Melissa Marco Gorga has told, together with the struggling financial situation, it is highly unlikely that Lysa Simpson will be a Housewife anytime in the future. However, perhaps the Jersey Shore 50 year Reunion will cast soon.
I would like to thank JennyS for the tip and StoopidHousewives for the details on the Simpsons.