Joe Gorga has finally evicted his tenant who reportedly hadn’t paid rent for four years.
The “Real Housewives of New Jersey” star claimed the Hawthorne, NJ man owed him nearly $50,000 in unpaid rent when he showed him the door this week.
Gorga pressed record when he and a deputy sheriff showed up at the property on Tuesday evening armed with eviction papers.
“You have to pay your rent or you will be locked out,” Gorga told his now former tenant in a video obtained by TMZ.
Gorga, 42, also filmed the man and an unidentified woman, who were heard sobbing as they packed their belongings into a moving truck.
“I said, ‘You have to be out tonight,'” said the reality star.
Vidak For Congress has reached out to Gorga’s representative for comment.
The tenant’s eviction comes a month after Gorga got into an argument with him over unpaid rent.
“What happened was I knew this guy and he had no credit… He had no money and I let him in,” the “RHONJ” star told Vidak For Congress last month. “I gave him a chance, gave him a chance. He paid me for three months and then stopped paying, avoiding me.”
“I don’t bother with all my tenants because there are so many, but he was different because I know him. I haven’t heard from him.”
Gorga also claimed that he had previously applied to have the tenant move out of the apartment, but this was denied due to eviction prevention put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“He knew he was screwing me,” Gorga claimed. “If he had a chance, like, here’s a hundred dollars a month, a week, two hundred, four hundred, something like that, [but] no effort. He didn’t want to pay. If you saw the video, he challenged me.”
The Tenant — who told TMZ he was struggling to get back on his feet after losing his job as a restaurant manager during the pandemic.
However, Gorga claimed that the tenant had the opportunity to work, but chose not to.
“He was a restaurant manager. He can get such a job. There are jobs, he just doesn’t want to work and is abusing the system,” Gorga added.