Melissa Gorga Contacted Danielle Staub with the Offer to Befriend Her on the Show and Help Her Attack Teresa Guidice (Updated 6/12/2012)
February 8, 2012 1 Comment
Danielle Staub claims that she and Melissa Gorga were sending messages about Teresa Giudice during taping for season 2. Melissa Gorga allegedly fed Danielle Staub allegations about Teresa Giudice for season 2 that became the source of the fight between Staub and Giudice on the 2010 reunion show.
Danielle Staub states that it was Melissa Gorga who was feeding her information, unsolicited, to use against Teresa Guidice… not just to inflame Teresa, but to also get Melissa noticed by the Bravo producers.
Teresa told fans in August 2011:
“Last night on the WWHL after show Andy read me a tweet from Danielle Staub (!)”.
Teresa at the time was unsure if the message was true:
“I have no idea if it’s true, but I pray it’s not. I want nothing more than my family back… I wish I could magically fix it, but it’s gonna take time & trust & lots of prayers.”
Here is Danielle’s tweet to Andy:
“@bravoandy @bravotv Maybe I should show everyone what @melissagorga wrote my fb inbox about Teresa?”
Danielle claimed that in November 2009 Melissa sent this message:
“will you (DS) help me expose Teresa and Joe please?”
Here are Danielle’s tweets to Melissa:
“@melissagorga Melissa Did you ever tell Teresa you were contacting me constantly?”
“@melissagorga did you tell tre you wanted to come on w me last season To get back at her”
“@melissagorga and everytime you & Tre’s brother begged me to come on w me – I said no!”
When a fan tweeted that Melissa was the one who fed Danielle the reunion info, Danielle responded with:
“she did indeed tell me how else would I know.”
Following Danielle’s tweets, Melissa tweeted the following denial:
“Let’s be clear. After I posted abt the xmas cookies incident on FB she approached me to film w/ her. Did I film? No! Begged her? Please.”
Let’s contrast the above tweet by Melissa in August 2011 with her statement on June 12, 2012:
“When I was pregnant with Joey, Danielle reached out to me on Facebook after I posted about the Christmas cookie incident. Yes, I did talk to her. For some reason I felt sorry for her watching how Teresa went after her, and I did vent to her about my issues with Teresa. This was all addressed already at the Season 3 reunion. It was well over three years ago and since then I thought that we were working to get to a better place, but I guess I have moved on and she has not.” – Melissa Gorga, June 12, 2012, A Real ‘Rockstar’
Melissa’s communication with Danielle was not ‘all addressed’ at the season 3 reunion; it was glossed over by Andy. Melissa said during the the season 3 reunion:
“I exchanged a few tweets and an email with her.”
“If liar Melissa admitted to exchanging a few tweets and an email, imagine what the real truth is! I bet Melissa had been spamming Danielle with a storm of tweets, Facebook messages, and emails, begging Danielle to have her featured on the show as “a friend of Danielle”. She’s worse than Kim G, who, if I’m not mistaken, shared her personal driver with Danielle just to be on camera!” [Stanton Hargrave, June 12, 2012, Teresa's Bravo Blog]
Danielle then responded, saying she saved emails and voicemails from Melissa:
“Be careful dear I saved all your lengthy emails and recorded your calls to me you sure you wanna lie ???”
Reportedly Teresa thereafter believed the alleged exchange between Melissa and Danielle did occur:
“But someone else was tweeting tonight too. Thank you @daniellestaub for telling the truth. I’m sad but not surprised.”
Jacqueline, Caroline and Andy continue to ignore the fact that Melissa fed information to Danielle to bring down Teresa, her own sister-in-law. If it were not for Melissa’s relationship and plotting with Danielle, there would be no Gorgas on the show. And everyone seems to forget that Melissa denied knowing Danielle but later admitted during the reunion that they had exchanged e-mails (in the least, that’s what she admits to).
“MG is a piece of shit noboby I’ll shut her down very soon I got bigger fish to fry this week and next week but interesting indeed” – Twitter Direct Message from Danielle Staub to mardigrabarbie, November 16, 2011
On April 10, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com asked Melissa if she had any comments regarding Danielle’s claims (in the video above).
Melissa told AllAboutTRH exclusively that it’s “not true” and said:
“That’s ridiculous I’ve never met her. I was casted by bravo. They knew Teresa had a brother around the block and called.”
Melissa does admit that the two have made contact before, saying:
“I know her from around town and the show, but never met her. She contacted me through a Facebook message but it never went anywhere. That was like 3 years ago. We talk about it on Season 4.”
Melissa knows what Danielle meant by the comment in the video above that she “put her on the show.” Danielle is referring to reunion 2 and the fact that she used the lies that Melissa fed her about Teresa to wind up Teresa (during reunion 2, Danielle brought up many of the lies and rumors Melissa fed her about Teresa, but Melissa’s name was omitted because the viewers didn’t know who she was at the time, and only the lie about Teresa ‘not acknowledging her nephew’s birth’ made the cut).
Had Teresa not reacted so strongly (she lunged at Danielle, shoving Andy in the process) to Danielle during reunion 2 when she retold the lies that Melissa fed her, Bravo would have continued to refuse to cast Melissa (she had been trying to get on the show since 2008). But Teresa did react and now Melissa is a cast member (both the reunion 2 debacle and her audition tape promising to ‘expose’ and ‘destroy’ Teresa got her cast on the show). That’s what Danielle means when she says she “put her on the show;” she doesn’t mean that she convinced Bravo to cast Melissa, even though that is the way that Melissa is interpreting and responding to the question by AllAboutTRH.com concerning the video below.
On a side note, when Teresa provoked her at the Posche Fashion Show during season 2, Danielle said the one thing that triggered Teresa to go nuts and that was that her house was in foreclosure; she knew the only way she could have this “insider info” was from Melissa. She also said something about Teresa’s former house having linoleum floors. These statements angered Teresa. Danielle knew to wait and use the dirt that Melissa fed her for the maximum impact, but it backfired and the cast mates teamed up to get Danielle fired.
Teresa said she got mad at the country club (after the Posche Fashion Show in season 2) when Danielle said her house was in foreclosure because Danielle was snooping around in her business. The truth was that it was Melissa talking to Danielle. Melissa wanted Danielle to befriend her like she did Kim G, but Danielle was too smart for this. Danielle was right. Bravo ended up replacing her with Melissa, after all. [Ragin'Cajun, Reality Tea, April 20, 2012]
At the very end of part 2 of the second season’s reunion special, both Teresa and Jacqueline apologized to Danielle and Danielle apologized to them. Only Caroline refused to forgive Danielle. Here’s how it went down:
After Danielle tells Andy that she will drop all lawsuits, Teresa says in a calm, gentle voice:
“Can I just say one thing? Danielle, I never called a newspaper, a magazine, tweet about you, never do I do any of that. I have four beautiful daughters, that’s what I concentrate on, not you. I’m not trying to take you down. That’s not what I’m trying to do. You attacked me and I attacked you back. That’s it. But am I trying to hurt you in a bad way. No.” (Danielle gets up and walks over with open arms to Teresa, leans down and hugs her and gently says to Teresa, ‘Sorry’; Teresa hugs her back, all while Caroline is making ridiculous faces; and then Danielle moves on to hug Jac and gently says ‘Sorry’ (Jacqueline looks petrified); Teresa lifts up her arms and leans backward with a sigh and a smile, then fans herself and says ‘Faint’).
On May 6, 2011, NJ.com asked Melissa if is she was going to be duetting with Danielle Staub. She said:
“I don’t even know her! Sorry, that’s not happening. I know the Housewives kind of get a bad rap for the songs and the music they put out, but I am a legit singer. I hope everyone will be pleasantly surprised. But it’s legit. It’s legit. And I’m not doing any duets with Danielle.”
Melissa finally admitted at the reunion for season 3 that she had been in contact with Danielle Staub prior to season 2 reunion (although she downplayed the significance of it), which explains Danielle’s comment during reunion 2 about Teresa not acknowledging her nephew’s birth (which is not true – Melissa later admitted that Teresa did but her husband didn’t)…
Teresa defended herself on the Bravo blog saying that Staub’s accusations – that Teresa skipped her nephew’s birth – were false.” According to LALATE: “Tonight we learn that Teresa was correct. It was Joe Giudice, according to Melissa Gorga, who skipped the nephew’s birth, not Teresa.” Teresa reaction to the nephew comment at the reunion wasn’t because it was true – but just that she realized Danielle was obviously talking to someone who knew about her linoleum floors, etc., (and that was on the heels of Danielle having contact with Dina’s ex, creating dire consequences for her). [A Little Bird Told Me… Tweets, June 15, 2012, The Chirping Twit]
The ‘nephew’ comment is what infuriated Teresa (when she jumped up enraged and Andy tried to stop her from approaching Danielle, and Teresa pushed him in the process) because this confirmed the rumor that Melissa had been communicating with Danielle.
Here is Melissa’s tweet (and her sister’s tweet) after Danielle’s ‘nephew’ comment during reunion 2, which infuriated Teresa:
Melissa Marco-Gorga Wow Wow Wow!!!!
August 30, 2010
Lysa Marco-Simpson what happen…………hit a nerve?
August 30, 2010
Insider(s) commenting at Reality Tea claim that Melissa had been stalking Danielle since 2009 to get her to bring Melissa onto the show.
Here’s an excerpt of the insider’s August 2011 comments:
“Melissa spent the past three years haunting Bravo and Danielle, trash-talking all of the Housewives but then kissing ass once they got on, then being mad at Teresa for being upset with them after all of that. Imagine your SIL, someone you have to see for the rest of your life, doing this for you – and your jealous and brainwashed friends sticking up for them. NEWSFLASH CAROLINE – Melissa was the one who told Danielle all about your stomach surgery, made the ‘rumors’ of Albert cheating at the Brownstone, and said ‘my daughter would never do that’ about Ashley. Wake the *beep* up.”
“The truth will come out. Melissa tried to be on the show from the very beginning. They did not want her because she was boring. So, she stomped her feet and stalked Danielle Staub to the point where even Danielle (of all people) refused to bring her onto the show. Melissa AND Joe wanted to come on to surprise Teresa and be on-camera friends with Danielle. I wish that did happen because maybe Caroline and Jacqueline would not be believing all of Melissa’s lies like you will see in season four.
“Melissa knows how to lie and get what she wants,but the truth will come out. Her stalking Danielle is what finally got her on the show. A lot of what was also said at season 2′s reunion (with Melissa’s name) was completely removed because, at the time, no one even knew who she was.
“Melissa is a complete fake. She has tried to get on the show; it never happened until she stalked Danielle and made a video WITH Joe (nice brother) saying they will ‘Destroy Teresa’. Yet, they call Teresa garbage for working to support her family and keep a beautiful roof over her family’s head.”
Here’s an excerpt from the insider’s September 2011 comments:
“Missy was at nearly every single family function, especially the ones filmed for Bravo. For years, she sent Bravo ‘audition’ tapes, e-mails, and even spoke with producers and assistants in person. No one was interested in her or her husband, who they mocked behind the scenes.
“When Melissa gets angry, she gets angry. She was tired of being ignored (sociopath) and decided to get dirty; she contacted Danielle initially two years ago. Ultimately, Melissa exchanged phone calls, e-mails, texts, and all forms of communication with Danielle for months upon months.
“Like Danielle can confirm, Mel was dying to film scenes with her similar to the ones she does with her sisters and Kathy, where she fabricates lies and bitches about Tre. While it would have made for great television, even Danielle was apprehensive and initially thought she was being set up. She, as you know, declined.
“There was so much of what is now relevant information edited out of the reunion last year [season 2] because, at the time, it was irrelevant. Danielle used Melissa’s name verbatim, and among many other things, discussed Tre ‘not speaking or associating with her own family’ and being a horrible aunt [the same accusation Melissa made in her sixth Bravo blog, Light at the End of the Tunnel, posted on June 21, 2011].
“When Teresa was arguing with Danielle, which was edited down, she CLEARLY told Danielle Staub to not ‘break up’ her family – not ‘bring up’ her family as she tried to assure us. This is why… The day of the reunion [season 2], after the first Danielle confrontation (there were more), Tre got extreme anxiety – and this is when she started to put all of Missy’s motives together: coming to every family event for camera time while behind the scenes contacting producers, Danielle, and pulling the best act which got her on the show – together with Tre’s brother Joey.”
The attacks on Danielle during seasons 1 and 2 are different than the attacks on Teresa during season 3. Danielle was a friend to Jacqueline and a virtual stranger to the others. Teresa is being attacked by long-time friends and family members. She loved these people who turned on her. Instead of helping her during tough times, they turned their back on her and teamed up with the enemy. You could see the look of pain on Teresa’s face during season 3. The book signing and the Christening were the worst. And her brother, Melissa, Kathy, Caroline and Jacqueline had to stick the knife in a little deeper with all the tweeting and interviews bashing her after the season ended.
Teresa has said that the show is not staged this season, that she feels the show was cast this season to “provoke” her, and that her feelings depicted on the series are very real.
Melissa lied when she denied that she had been in contact with Danielle.
The only logical reason for Melissa to contact Danielle would be to stir up drama and get Bravo’s attention. Melissa wants a music career really, really bad (her words) and Joe loves the spotlight just like his sister, so it seems obvious that they wanted to be cast on the show despite her claims that they didn’t. She claims that she has no idea how Bravo found her, but that seems like a lie too.
Quoted from an interview with Melissa on tvguide:
How did your family react when you first started talking about joining The Real Housewives of New Jersey?
Melissa: We didn’t want to do it at first, and Joe was definitely saying no to the point where it was pretty much a no. Then, he took that I do sing into account and that it is a huge opportunity, and we kind of thought maybe we could outsmart them. This will be fun. They will show all the good parts and nothing bad will come out because we’re too smart for them. … I guess we were wrong.
Teresa has told the press that you and Kathy approached Bravo about joining the show and not the other way around. Is there any truth to that?
Melissa: What happened was, I was really just driving in my car on a Friday afternoon when they called me. They just said, “Hi, its The Real Housewives of New Jersey producers. We’re from Bravo. We want to interview you.” I have no idea how they found me. I think they found Kathy on Facebook. Neither of us pursued it, wanted it, were looking for it — it just kind of fell into our laps. Bravo is smart, they figured it out. They heard through the grapevine that there was some type of tension. … They caught on to it.
October 16, 2011
Danielle Staub and Melissa Gorga were sending messages about Teresa Giudice during last season, claims Staub. Melissa Gorga allegedly fed Danielle Staub allegations about Teresa Giudice for last season that became the source of the fight between Staub and Giudice on the 2010 reunion show, Staub asserts. Tonight, Melissa Gorga will tell her side of the story. Despite what Gorga tells fans tonight, it was her child that was the subject of the monstrous fight on last season’s reunion.
On August 31, 2010, LALATE revealed that the Teresa “Don’t bring up my family!” remark was in reference to Melissa Gorga’s child. At the time, Gorga was of course not on the show. Giudice would never tell news which family member she was referring to.
During that 2010 reunion, Danielle Staub asked Teresa, seated directly across from her, “Did you acknowledge your nephew?” While initial reports thought that Giudice responded “Do not break up my family”, LALATE clarified that Teresa said “Don’t bring up my family”.
Thereafter, Giudice on her blog confirmed the LALATE report as correct.
“For the record, I said “Do not BRING up my family” not “break up” – she could never break up my family, but she does need to keep their names out of her mouth.”
Teresa furthered detailed the nephew issue.
“In April, my newest nephew was born off camera. (No, not Jacqueline’s baby; Jacq and I are not related.) And no he’s not sick. He’s perfect and beautiful and we’re blessed to have him in our lives. If you all remember, I was scheduled to do the live Bravo Chat Bubble for a Real Housewives of New York episode the night he was born, and I was at the hospital so long, I was late logging in. So, yes, of course I was at the hospital when he was born!”
Teresa never named the nephew, simply saying she did acknowledge him and twittered his arrival with her fans.
“Did you see my face, how confused I was? At first, I had no idea what she was talking about because I was there and my 90,000 Twitter followers were kind of at the hospital with me that day too. But then I realized what she was saying – that she had been digging around my extended family and trying to find dirt on me and defame them. And I just had it. I will not stand for that (or sit still anyway).”
That was then. Suddenly in August 2011, the whole feud reemerged after Danielle Staub sought to expose the alleged messages between Melissa Gorga and her last season allegedly behind Teresa’ back. On August 9, Danielle Staub contacted Andy Cohen about Teresa.
Teresa told fans:
“Last night on the WWHL after show Andy read me a tweet from Danielle Staub (!)”.
Teresa detailed further what the message from Danielle to Gorga stated.
“@melissagorga Melissa Did you ever tell Teresa you were contacting me constantly? Did you tell Tre you wanted to come on with me last season To get back at her? and every time you & Tre’s brother begged me to come on w me-I said no!”
Giudice at the time was unsure if the message was true.
“I have no idea if it’s true, but I pray it’s not. I want nothing more than my family back… I wish I could magically fix it, but it’s gonna take time & trust & lots of prayers.”
In advance of Gorga joining the cast, multiple reports claimed that Teresa allegedly lobbied Bravo not to add Gorga to the cast. But Teresa told news:
“This whole thing–Melissa & Kathy coming on the show to provoke me, Melissa suddenly singing, my brother suddenly having a problem w/ me, him leaving on Christmas–was all a shock to me. I can’t fake my feelings. I think you can tell from my face on each episode how I look like I just walked into a trap.”
May 23, 2011
Remember last season at the Real Housewives of New Jersey reunion when Danielle Staub pointedly mentioned how “Teresa doesn’t acknowledge her nephew,” and Teresa Giudice went flying at her?
Danielle knew that there was drama in Teresa’s family, and that Teresa didn’t want to discuss it on camera. And, because she’s Danielle, she wanted to press Teresa’s buttons so that someone else would look mentally unbalanced and take the heat off of her.
But how did Danielle get the information about Teresa’s family? It’s possible that Franklin Lakes is just a small town where everyone is up in everyone else’s business. But according to some interesting rumors that have been floating around online, Danielle was personally handed that information by Melissa Gorga, Teresa’s estranged sister in law and mother of the supposedly unacknowledged nephew.
According to the rumors, Melissa was really bitter that Teresa was on the show and she wasn’t. She also felt like Teresa wasn’t “spreading the wealth” – aka, she wasn’t helping Melissa get camera time.
To get back at her, Melissa (and possibly also Teresa’s cousin Kathy Wakile) fed info to Danielle to use against Teresa.
As we know, at the end of season two all the remaining housewives (Teresa, Caroline Manzo, and Jacqueline Laurita) banded together and said they refused to keep working with Danielle. The show fired Danielle, but then they hired Melissa and Kathy to join the show.
I wouldn’t be surprised if this was Melissa’s master plan the whole time – take advantage of Teresa’s fame and use it to promote herself. And she’s already trying to stack the deck in her favor by getting camera time for her two sisters as well.
True or not, this is going to be a hell of a season. Take note, New York bitches: this is how you keep the series fresh.
A Blog From the Prairie
August 9, 2011
I used my pretend soothsayer skills on Danielle Staub who currently is looking for attention somewhere on the East Coast:
Danielle Staub steps on to the stage to bring us back to the reality of Bravo’s venture into the Lakes Region of New Jersey. She was gone, but never really forgotten. Andy Cohen liked to remind us of Danielle and her foray into the limelight of reality stardom while living in a money pit and reminding us that she was once Lady Staub bragged that she has a Black American Express before Madonna credit cards that Madonna dreamed of and flew in private jets wearing very large diamond rings.
Yes, she has risen from the depth of the New Jersey Shore to share her email and phone calls from her young acquaintance Melissa Gorga. The announcement came on tweets. Thank goodness she didn’t ride from the shore on a horse like Lady Godiva holding a lantern like Paul Revere to tell us Melissa Gorga was unhappy with Teresa Guidice, her sister in law, and she shared her feelings with Danielle Staub.
Melissa should have gone to her priest to share the secrets that she wished to be kept about her feelings about Teresa because they take a vow of silence. What was she thinking when she went into the lair of Danielle Staub. Did Melissa not watch the television reality show that she desperately wanted to be a part of since the moment that she heard that Teresa had won the lottery?
All Season One of “The Real Housewives of New York City”, Danielle Staub tried to get Jacqueline Laurita to spill the beans on her sister in law, Dina Manzo. Danielle knew that Jacqueline had a treasure chest of secrets because they had shared off camera. Jacqueline was lured into the nest, but she never really felt like it was home thanks to her husband and his common sense. There was not a chance in hell that Jacqueline would obey Caroline Manzo as Caroline and Jacqueline had locked horns in the past and Jacqueline was not going down that road.
Jacqueline had issues with Dina Manzo and so did Danielle. All Danielle had to do was use that information to embarrass Dinah who Danielle felt was spreading gossip. Danielle had her lawyers draw up a cease and desist letter not unlike the one Tamra Barney through in the face of Jeana Keough at the final event of the last season of OC. Danielle told us how much she hated Dina’s dismissive attitude towards her.
Danielle Staub may be uneducated, but she is intelligent. Some might say, “As sly as a fox.” She is someone who plans her attacks and executes those battle plans over long periods of time. She gathers evidence, supports those sharing the secrets, and executes traitors when the time is right.
The time was right this week. Melissa Gorga is about to release her first Songs. This is the happiest time of her young life. So Danielle surfaced on twitter and announced that Melissa was sharing her negative opinions about Teresa Guidice in the form of email and voice recordings. I bet Melissa never saw that coming.
If you are a fan of any of the housewives series from Bravo, you would expect that. We have heard recording meant to embarrass friends and foe from some of Bravo’s greatest stars. Jill Zarin played a voice mail for her psychic and us in order to slay Bethenny Frankel. That had a huge impact on Bethenny. She told us during the show and in the reunion. Private information was released and taken out of context. That is so painful for a former friend because it is a betrayal of trust.
Melissa, young and jealous, fell into the trap of an older woman with her own feelings of jealousy and hatred. Melissa was sharing as she would with her older sisters and Kathy, her husband’s cousin. I bet she shared non-stop because she shared with us non-stop in interviews. I actually half listened to her when I wasn’t reading the internet. Women do that. I am sure she never knew Danielle would expose her as she did in the Second Reunion and as she did in the last few days on Twitter.
Danielle has had a lot of setbacks. The Travel Show and Restaurant Show failed. She was desperate. A club gig did not work out and there are probably contract issues that Danielle will have to deal with after all of her other legal fees.
Then there is pretty, happy, rich Melissa who is going to have her dreams come true. I’m surprised that Danielle kept quiet for so long. It’s been almost a year since Teresa physically threatened Danielle for mentioning her brother’s son’s birth and a visit to the hospital.
Perhaps, Danielle was afraid of Teresa and Joe. She is a woman alone when she doesn’t have her armed guards with her. What better way to hurt Teresa and Melissa than to tell the world what Melissa said about her sister in law just when it looked like they were working out their issues. It may have backfired though.
Last night Teresa tweeted, “Show the email”, but today she is defending her sister-in-law who has left twitter and is in hiding somewhere in New Jersey.
Danielle may think of herself as Italian, but she doesn’t understand Italian families. They can fight, but if you attack one of them they will join forces and protect their young. Danielle made a giant blunder in threatening a young mother. The fans will not like this and it demonstrates Danielle inability to move on with her life. It brings all of the garbage back into the news and into the blogs. The comment sections fill up with tidbits of information about Danielle Staub and all of the things that she did in the past.
Melissa, the complainer, becomes Melissa the victim of Danielle Staub. None of this helps Danielle Staub. It makes people afraid to become her friend because you never know when she will turn on you. I hope you enjoyed your few minutes in the limelight, Danielle. Now, go back into your lair and wait for your next meal.
Winston Churchill says on May 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm at LynnNChicago:
Although it is a reality show…it is still someone’s employment. If someone came to your place of employment and got hired and then tried at every step and turn to sabotage your job and try to take away your form of income and your job position, I am sure you would be very upset. If it happened to be 2 of your very own family members, you would feel even more betrayed.
I do not think there are very many people who would go on a reality show for money and try to destroy another family member. Hence, the outrage of so many at Melissa and Kathy’s behavior.
Cartwheels says on May 18, 2012 at 1:10 pm at LynnNChicago.com:
What we do know is that Melissa auditioned once for the RHNJ and was rejected (so she must not have been all that interesting) while Teresa got the part, she contacted Danielle and told her about her issues with her SIL fully knowing that Danielle and Teresa were not in good terms, she contacted the producers time and time again but it wasn’t until they heard it from Danielle that they took a second look at her. The deal was sealed when they promised the production that they will bring Teresa down.
That is what we do know and that is plenty enough to form an idea of the kind of person Melissa really is.
She can sugar coated it any way she wants but the way she got that part says an awful lot about her moral and values. She sold her husband’s family down the river for shot at fame and money and that is fine, just don’t come around pretending that you are a saint and a peacemaker. If you want Teresa to “own it” then the same can be said about “Melissa”, she needs to own the way that she came to the show but she never will, she will repeat the same BS about “Bravo contacted me”, of course they did, but not before they learned about the family issues from Danielle, so Melissa knew what she was doing when she contacted and exchanged info with Danielle. It is not fair to ask Teresa to do something that not one of the other cast mates is willing to do.
Why is Teresa held to different standards than the other ladies, that is my only complain.