Danielle Staub Knows Jacqueline Laurita’s and Melissa Gorga’s Secrets, That’s Why Jacqueline Doesn’t Want Teresa Contacting Danielle (Updated 6/19/2012)
June 12, 2012 29 Comments
“Bravo has exploited, beautifully, ordinary people who are so desperate for any level of fame that they will serve up their families, their secrets, and their friendships. There are plenty of people who look at all this mess and say ‘no way,’ but there are plenty more who would willingly take anyone’s place on these shows.” – Ellemm, June 22, 2012, Television Without Pity
Unlike Melissa, Teresa was not desperate to be cast on the RHONJ. As explained by Andy Cohen on the June 17, 2012, episode of WWHL, over an 11-month period in 2007-2008, Teresa changed her mind several times about joining the cast (she kept dropping in and dropping out) because she wasn’t sure what she was getting herself into. Teresa entered the arrangement with Bravo after months of hesitation. She was to be on a show with friends and a stranger (Danielle). Teresa was offered a role on the cast due to her own merits; she did not campaign against anyone or seek out an avenue in which to commit acts of revenge upon a family member, like Melissa did.
Teresa has said many, many times that she never would have signed up had the original cast included her family members. Her family members were cast in the third season after the show was an established hit, and they hid their auditions and interviews with Bravo from Teresa because their negotiations included the promise to bring family drama.
“Melissa Gorga 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.” – RHONJ Insider, Comment Posted at Reality Tea, September 17, 2011
When you compare what Danielle said to what Melissa herself said in her very first Bravo blog and in one of her early interviews, it confirms that Danielle simply was repeating what the Gorgas told her about Teresa, and that she was not lying about Melissa’s malicious intent regarding Teresa:
- Melissa was “constantly contacting Danielle” to “help her expose Teresa and Joe;”
- Melissa “wanted to come on with Danielle season 2 to get back at Teresa;” and
- Melissa “begged (along with Joe) to come on with her season 2,” and Danielle said “No!”.
“Teresa’s brother has been directly contacting me for the past year and a half, letting me know how he feels about his sister… And not once do you see her with her brother and her sister-in-law and their beautiful children. Not once! But she glorifies everybody else. Why couldn’t she show her real family? Why? Just tell me why? Because they have more than her maybe? Because she’s jealous of them maybe? Or maybe they would have told the truth and said Teresa goes off like that all the time. ‘It’s not just Danielle. Teresa’s certifiably crazy.’ I think they’re going to have their chance now to speak the truth. Go for it, I’m all behind you.” – Danielle Staub, September 6, 2010, Out.com
“‘With Joe Gorga, everything is for sale, his wife, his house…’, Melissa said during season 4 episode 13. Boy Melissa, you said a mouthful. His own sister was for sale, and not only did he sell her, he threw her under the bus. Just for camera time on a reality show.” - FanViewerNJ, July 26, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog
During reunion 2 in September 2010, Teresa said, “I wanna know who the f*ck she [Danielle] is talking to.”
Danielle tweeted Teresa in August 2011 (a day before episode 8 was filmed in sesaon 4), saying that Melissa was communicating with her in 2009 and 2010. And Jacqueline calls it a betrayal of their friendship for Teresa to respond to the tweets because of what Danielle did to Ashlee (which was three years ago, and which was put to rest at the reunion special for season 2 in September 2010 when Jac and Teresa hugged it out with Danielle at the very end of part 2 of reunion 2)? Danielle tweeted Teresa about Melissa contacting her, and Teresa tweeted back two responses, which had nothing to do with anyone but Melissa, yet Jacqueline makes it about her. Teresa has every right to know what went down, no matter how long ago it occurred (Teresa just found out about it the day before episode 8 was filmed). Melissa shouldn’t be off the hook for betraying Teresa, especially since she denies conspiring with Danielle to take down Teresa (so, of course, Melissa has never apologized for doing this). And Jacqueline should remember that she continued to have contact with Danielle’s sidekick, Kim G, even after Kim G encouraged Danielle to pursue the assault case against Ashlee in 2010.
“I also don’t understand how any of these women can see that Melissa was contacting Danielle in order to stir shit up for Teresa, and yet Melissa comes out of this smelling like a rose and Teresa is labeled the crazy, vindictive bitch. That’s talent.” – Stinger97, June 17, 2012, Television Without Pity
“Teresa wants confirmation from Danielle that Melissa and Joe did do all the sneaky shit to get on the show that they are being accused of. Melissa wants to bury the truth. Teresa wanting to hear it from the horse’s mouth is her searching for the truth.” - RabbleRouser, June 14, 2012, LynnNChicago
This underhanded, desperate attempt by the Gorgas to defame Teresa started in 2008 and continues to this day. They came on the show behind her back with the intent to make Teresa’s personal life public in the most negative way possible and to ruin her relationships with her ‘second family’. It has been and continues to be a very public bashing of a family member by other family members, who have gossiped about Teresa to her ‘friends’ to get them to side with them to take her down. It is obscene for Teresa’s brother to expect her to just ‘let it go’ — an explanation and apology for the character assassination are necessary steps to rebuilding the trust that the Gorgas destroyed in their quest for fame.
Why isn’t Jacqueline upset with Melissa for contacting Danielle? All Teresa did was answer a tweet, Melissa tried to conspire with Danielle.
“Normally Jaq would have been furious finding out Melissa brought Danielle back into their lives by contacting her to worm onto the show. But once BLK was headed for bankruptcy, and Teresa was climbing the success ladder and Caroline and Jac needed Teresa flattened, HOW could Jac be mad at Melissa anymore? They both are on the same team now. Duh.” – MomLeader, July 27, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
“Jacqueline, Melissa knew how much hurt and pain Danielle caused for you and your family. If Melissa hadn’t contacted Danielle than Danielle would never had any reason to contact Teresa. I would say Melissa is to blame….not Teresa. Melissa started the ball rolling a couple years ago.” – bug, July 27, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
“Jacqueline, she wasn’t being ‘friendly’ with Danielle. She wanted to find out the truth about her own family betraying her for years and trying to publicly humiliate her. How can you fault her for that? This was all news to Teresa at this time, and as her friend you should be bothered by what her family did to her, and you should have supported her in her search for the truth. A true friend would not expect you to start a war with family. A true friend would expect you to have their back when their own family is trashing them on NATIONAL TV week after week. But then again, you let your own family do that to Ashlee and you yourself did it to her, too. How hypocritical is that of you?” – Ashley86, June 18, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
“Jacqueline, if someone had been out to destroy you, and you knew there was one person who could vindicate you and, yes, ‘expose’ the person who was lying, wouldn’t you? I mean you and Caroline even sought out Danielle’s ex after season 2, trying to ‘expose’ her when, at that point, all the drama was dying down.” - housewives fanatic, June 18, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
“I know I shouldn’t try to understand Jax cause she makes my head and even my hair hurt, but riddle me this batman, why was it not ‘disloyal (to Ashlee)’ for Jax to stay friends with Kim G and then embrace Danielle at the Reunion even after the criminal charges, but it is ‘disloyal (to Jax)’ for Teresa to communicate with Danielle on a public social media to find out what a POS Melissa truly is? I just don’t get it.” – Antonella, June 18, 2012, StoopidHousewives
“So Teresa is wrong for responding ‘thank you’ to Danielle in 2011, but Melissa isn’t wrong for constantly contacting Danielle in 2009-2010; and Teresa should just get over it? “Jacqueline, you are such a hypocrite!! I can’t even bother to go into all of it except to say, ‘If you don’t want to be in the middle of a family feud, then stay out of it on both sides!!!” I completely get why Teresa is angry with you for constantly defending Melissa (a HUGE phony).” – kitty cat, June 18, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
“Jacqueline, you don’t want Teresa to be friends with Danielle because you think Danielle did you wrong; but you throw your friendship with Melissa up in Teresa’s face every chance you get. You know that Melissa and Danielle were conspiring together, and yet you hate one and love the other. Where is the consistency in that?” – DJ, June 18, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
“Jacqueline, you talk so much about being a ‘real friend’ but a real friend would have had Teresa’s back when her family came on national TV bashing her right off the bat. Does no one else think it’s completely strange that you all LOVED Teresa and Joe until you met Melissa?? The very first episode Joey and Melissa were on changed the whole dynamic of the show. I used to love you all, but now watching the show makes me sick to my stomach, and I feel awful for Teresa. What makes her wrong for wanting to know why her own sister-in-law would talk to someone who hated her so much? You say Teresa shouldn’t talk to Danielle because she hates you, but it’s okay if Melissa talks to her even though she hates Teresa? Hypocrite!!!” – BrandiG, June 18, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
“Jac admitted on twitter that Teresa NEVER told her to hate Kathy or Melissa, she just felt she implied it. Well, if she’s your friend and she’s venting to you, you just listen, don’t take sides. Caroline has said more than once that Teresa told them to hate Kathy and Melissa, but when confronted in episode 8, even she admitted Teresa never said those words (it was more along the lines that Teresa felt her friends should have her back and should be able to discern that Melissa and Kathy are lying).” – Lazaka, June 18, 2012, IMDb.com
NM said on June 17, 2012, The Truth About Melissa Gorga and Her Bravo Audition Tape, at The Fame-Whorgas:
“This was fantastic! I knew many of these facts but could not talk about them. The police report on Joe Gorga is the truth. Kathy also has 2 siblings with police records. I wish they would come to light. Heather Robinson is dying to get on the HWs. That’s why they brought her in for the hot-tub scene with Kathy’s sister. Melissa is very jealous of Heather. Joe Gorga called Kim D a Coke whore. Look at your own wife’s family JoeG & your cousins’ PD reports about drugs. We all live near each other. Albie & Greggy ARE VERY close! Caroline’s family is a complete mess. More needs to be exposed. This was a fantastic read. Thank you! Search hard and you will find the other police records. There is so much more that is hidden. #Fact – YOU’RE an open target when you become a public figure on The Telly! Teresa, you are a class act my dear. See you at your book signing. Melissa, I have had many a lunch dates with your sisters…Stop all the lies!…You never know how people talk when catching a buzz. Rich, you’re a slumlord…How’s the gas station doing? Caroline, I’m very glad Lauren got a lap-band. She’s very beautiful. Sad you trashed her on national TV. Wonder who I am? Don’t bother to send your investigators, I talk to you every week. Hmmmm…”
Jacqueline Laurita blogged about season 4 in her season 3 blog: she told Teresa to ignore the fact the Melissa (and her husband) contacted Danielle in 2009-2010 because it was ‘two years ago’ and Teresa needs to ‘let go of the past’. She is totally disregarding the fact that this act of betrayal by Melissa has had an extremely negative affect on Teresa’s well being and livelihood. And she is not addressing the serious question: “How can Teresa trust her brother and SIL after such a betrayal, for which they have yet to to admit or apologize.”
T never told me not to be friends with Melissa and Kathy but she implied it several times in many ways.
June 17, 2012
The real fight on the deck was 5 hours long before Caroline showed up. I didn’t know she was coming either.
June 17, 2012
Sorry Haters! XOXO! [Jac's response for winning the WWHL poll 67% to 33%, the usual figures for their rigged polls]
June 17, 2012
I just voted for myself. Lol! I’m I allowed? Is this a fixed poll already? Who knows.
June 17, 2012
This episode sucked.. @melissagorga was in it for like 45 seconds total #wtf #nothappy
Retweeted by Melissa Gorga
June 17, 2012
Here’s how you know teresa is lying, she’s talking
June 17, 2012
Sorry Haters! XOXO!
Retweeted by Lysa Simpson
June 17, 2012
Jacqueline has abandoned Teresa and has befriended the Marco sisters. They are feeding her lies and accusing Teresa of saying and doing things that are not true. Jacqueline and Caroline are believing all their lies.
Three strippers versus a virgin appears to be what this is all about. Teresa says she was a virgin until age 23 and has only been with one man, Juicy Joe; Danielle has admitted to being a stripper (past and present); Jacqueline and Melissa both deny the stories. Jacqueline has abandoned her 10-year friendship with Teresa for a friendship with the Marco sisters, who are master manipulators. Jacqueline is believing all their lies. She has been deceived by immoral sisters who will stop at nothing for fame and fortune.
“I once tweeted Jacqueline something in defense of Teresa, and I was immediately DM’ed by the Marco sisters asking to delete my tweets because Jac was their friend. They never once asked me to delete anything negative I wrote about Teresa!” – MarcoSistersFan, April 25, 2012
“@JacLaurita You look beautiful!” – Donna Marco (Melissa’s mother), April 25, 2012
@JacLaurita your a real person and you would have to be blind not to see that #It Is What It Is – Lysa Simpson (Melissa’s sister), June 17, 2012
Based on Jacqueline’s August 15, 2011, blog last year, Eye Opener, we can expect Jacqueline to defend Melissa when it comes to light in season 4 that Melissa contacted Danielle. Melissa’s reasons for contacting Danielle were to:
- Ask Danielle to bring her onto the show to get back at Teresa, and
- Feed Danielle information to use against Teresa Guidice (Melissa’s goal was not only to inflame Teresa, but to also get herself noticed by the Bravo producers).
Melissa contacting Danielle was brought to Teresa’s attention during her appearance on WWHL in August 2011 (season 4, episode 8, which aired on June 17, 2012, was filmed just after Teresa’s WWHL appearance in August 2011).
Preview of season 4, episode 8 (video below) – Jacqueline Laurita tries to get Teresa Giudice to look at this feud from another angle but Teresa is having none of it:
“In the preview of the Tre, Jac and Caroline confrontation, Teresa brings up Melissa contacting Danielle and Jac responds that it was two years ago and should be forgotten; then she chastises Teresa for contacting her more recently about the same issue. I just thought it was strange that Jac seemed to know it was true that Melissa had contacted Danielle. I thought it was even stranger that she seems to be fine with this even though this was during the same period that Danielle was supposedly out to destroy the Manzo/Laurita clan — but Jac was angry that Teresa had contacted Danielle over whether or not it was true. Did Melissa already admit to contacting Danielle via facebook? Why is this fine with Caroline and Jac but not fine with them that Teresa supposedly contacted Danielle more recently about something that actually personally had to do with her?” – g-electra, June 12, 2012, IMDb.com
“Jacqueline has no idea or concept of what true loyalty is. She acknowledges that she knew Melissa tried contacting Danielle during season 2 and justifies her actions about how she got on the show by saying it was two years ago. She knew that Melissa got on the show to maliciously hurt Teresa, and instead of sticking up for Teresa, she sided with Melissa, then wants to lecture Teresa about what loyalty is? Jacqueline is jealous of Teresa and decided that there was strength in numbers to try to take her down. The reality is that Jacqueline and Caroline are both irrelevant and probably won’t get signed for another season, and Melissa is quickly losing her credibility as more and more proof surfaces about her true intentions with regards to joining the show. Kathy is a wild card and I actually think that if she can keep the other women out of her ear, she might just be a good ally for Teresa. But Teresa is not wrong in the way she has felt about Melissa joining the show. It was low down, dirty and extremely cruel. Melissa should be the one getting yelled and screamed at not Teresa. And, for the record, and everyone who can’t read, Danielle contacted Teresa… not the other way around like Jacqueline wants everyone to believe. She can’t even get her own story straight… ” – Richie Klatt, June 22, 2012, Reality Tea
Melissa has always maintained she was not the one who fed Danielle the reunion information about Teresa; however, an insider explained that Danielle used Melissa’s name verbatim but it was edited out of season 2 reunion footage because, at the time, the viewers didn’t know who Melissa was:
“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. 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, 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.” [Insider commenting at Reality Tea on September 17, 2011]
Melissa Marco-Gorga Wow Wow Wow!!!!
August 30, 2010
Lysa Marco-Simpson what happen…………hit a nerve?
August 30, 2010
Danielle stated that Melissa had indeed been in contact with her to give her dirt on Teresa, and that she had proof in the form of voice mails and emails. Here is a September 6, 2010 interview with Danielle Staub by Out.com where she explains her comments which infuriated Teresa — comments she based on the dirt Melissa AND Joe gave to her:
Why did what you said about her nephew make Teresa so mad in the first place?
Well, if you notice, the only two times I saw her this season, she physically came after me. What did I speak the first time? Her house was in foreclosure. Is it in foreclosure?
So what were you saying?
Teresa never greeted her nephew. I have proof of that in email. She never said congratulations to her brother when her nephew was born. Her brother has been directly contacting me for the past year and a half, letting me know how he feels about his sister. And how he and his wife — pregnant wife — were thrown from her house because they brought my favorite cookies to Christmas Eve.
Your favorite cookies?
My favorite cookies. From Corrado’s! The ones I took on The Today Show in season 1 [of The Real Housewives of New Jersey].
Teresa threw a hissy fit. And not once do you see her with her brother and her sister-in-law and their beautiful children. Not once! But she glorifies everybody else. Why couldn’t she show her real family? Why? Just tell me why? Because they have more than her maybe? Because she’s jealous of them maybe? Or maybe they would have told the truth and said Teresa goes off like that all the time. ‘It’s not just Danielle. Teresa’s certifiably crazy.’ I think they’re going to have their chance now to speak the truth. Go for it, I’m all behind you.
The ‘cookie incident’, a story told in season 3, uncovers another one of Melissa’s lies.
The story about Teresa throwing out the cookies that Melissa brought to her house for Christmas 2009 was discussed during season 3. According to Danielle in her September 6, 2010, Out.com interview (above), Melissa and Joe “were thrown from Teresa’s house because they brought my favorite cookies to Christmas Eve” (it was the cookies that were thrown out, not the Gorgas).
Melissa tweeted that her first contact with Danielle was initiated by Danielle AFTER she posted about the ‘cookie incident’ on her Facebook page on December 28, 2009 (she repeated this story in her Bravo blog for season 4 episode 7).
Here’s the actual tweet:
Here’s what Melissa said in her June 12, 2012, Bravo blog:
“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.”
Danielle claims that Melissa sent her the following message in November 2009, BEFORE the ‘cookie incident’, which may have been the first communication between the two of them. If so, it was initiated by Melissa, not by Danielle as Melissa claims:
“will you (DS) help me expose Teresa and Joe please?”
Regarding Danielle, during the season 3 reunion special in October 2011, Melissa said:
“I exchanged a few tweets and an email with her.” Melissa told AllAboutTRH in April 2012, “I’ve never met her,” which would be technically true if they only communicated electronically.
Melissa Marco Gorga finds it amazing how you can bring Christmas cookies to someones house, then go back there again the next day after Christmas b/c of a different celebration, and the woman of the house picks up some cookies and says to you, “these are the k…ind of cookies I like, when you come to my house bring these cookies, I threw out the ones that you brought, did you get them from A & P, a supermarket.” NO I replied, I got them from Corrados, an excellent Italian shop, that we all know and love. And I’m pregnant so those caught my eye and I bought them, then she replied, “I threw them in the garbage I don’t like those kinds of cookies” NOTE TO SELF: I should have said, “Well they are better then the NOTHING THAT YOU BRING TO MY HOUSE EVERY EASTER!!” How can someone be so rude, and always want to attack someone else, what could it be, HMMMMM! I think I might know but I wont go there. I think some people need to come back to plant earth, Oh I forgot, she also let everyone know Last night, AND I QUOTE “I AM A CELEBRITY”. I’ve been quiet for so long but now you’ve pushed me right over the edge! RIGHT OVER IT!!
Danielle is telling the truth about Melissa contacting her and begging her to come on with her in season 2 to help her expose Teresa and Joe.
When you compare what Danielle said her interview with Out.com (above) to what Melissa herself said in her very first Bravo blog and in one of her early interviews (below), it confirms that Danielle simply was repeating what the Gorgas told her about Teresa, and that she was not lying about Melissa “constantly contacting Danielle” to “help her expose Teresa and Joe,” and “wanting to come on with Danielle season 2 to get back at Teresa,” and “begging (along with Joe) to come on with her season 2″ and Danielle saying “No!”
“Some of you may be very confused right now. You may be thinking, “Teresa has a brother?” Before all the press, you probably didn’t know we existed, did you? Well here we are! I know the episode is a bit confusing at first. You’re probably wondering why Joe acted the way he did when his sister came up to him. It’s understandable so let me explain. Teresa has kept my husband, Joe, and his family (me and my three children) away from everything she has been going through and everything that has been so exciting in her life for the last three years… She has never been happy for her brother or cared about anything good going on in his life or his children’s. She only wants to discuss her life and only cares about herself. She kept us as far away during Season 1 and Season 2, because I think she knew this would happen when they found us. Karma is a bitch… Teresa likes to be the center of attention. Be beneath her or get the hell out of her way. Well she has met her match!” – Melissa Gorga, No Fakers, May 16, 2011
“Teresa’s never given us any respect… I think when Joe and I started making a lot of money is when she really lost it. She was used to being the biggest and the best, and then when I came in, she felt threatened. She doesn’t want anyone to one up her. Teresa’s fine with you as long as you’re one step below.” – Melissa Gorga, Life & Style, May 18, 2011
Danielle first tweeted Andy Cohen about her contact with Melissa when Teresa was a guest on WWHL on August 7, 2011.
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 also 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.”
Danielle warned Melissa not to deny the communications because she ‘saved all the lengthy e-mails and recorded the calls’:
“Be careful dear I saved all your lengthy emails and recorded your calls to me you sure you wanna lie?”
Let’s compare 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]
Reportedly Teresa thereafter believed the alleged exchange between Gorga and Staub did occur:
“But someone else was tweeting tonight too. Thank you @daniellestaub for telling the truth. I’m sad but not surprised.”
Here are additional tweets by Danielle, including one that seems to indicate that a former executive producer for RHONJ has copies of Melissa’s emails to Danielle (Teresa’s guest spot on WWHL, when she was first made aware of Melissa’s contact with Danielle, was August 7, 2011):
“@AllAboutTRHONJ you do realize I’m not the only one holding that info right??? One other person has it!!!”
According to IMDb, Rebecca Toth was executive producer for 3 episodes of RHONJ in 2010:
– Reunion (2010) (executive producer)
– Babies, Bubbles and Bubbies (2010) (executive producer)
– Generation Vexed (2010) (executive producer)
“@JordanMorrris85 yes i did but I had made a promise to not tell bc Melissa didn’t want tre to know about her coming on the show”
“@cdoddsgo @real_housewives @bravoandy @melissagorga shes’s busy searching her many lengthy emails to me Andy I told u about this a yr ago”
Click here for more tweets:
Danielle made this comment about Melissa to a fan (now a former fan) in a Twitter direct message:
“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]
“Jacqueline, you know that Melissa started two years ago with Danielle to get at Teresa and try to get on the show. You said it yourself. How can you act as though now she is such an innocent in the battle? Yes, Teresa is holding a grudge (she really doesn’t believe she is though) but she definitely has reason to be paranoid and watch over her shoulder. The feud she had with her sister-in-law has been brought to national TV by her sister-in-law. She was going through more stress than most people can handle without Melissa in the mix. Melissa was jealous of the fame, so she worked [Danielle and the producers] until she got there. LOTS of planning and acting go into the BS we see her act out on TV. I know you are smart enough to know this. You have to accept your friends for who they are, no strings attached.” – Wives Fan, June 18, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
Family members that truly love each other do not go on a TV show and air their dirty laundry, especially in a blindside by going behind a family member’s back. And a real friend would never ask about truly personal problems while the cameras are rolling.
“You need to fall in order to see what you have done wrong.” – Joe Gorga to Teresa Giudice, season 4, episode 4
“There is money in the Bravo franchises… and the only reason why Kathy and Melissa joined the show was so that they could make some money (get a piece of the pie, as Kathy explained on The View: ‘It’s a big pie…why can’t everyone have a piece of it??’)… they’ve admitted it as well. By taking Teresa down and making themselves look better (so they thought), it would bring more money in for themselves. Teresa is the star of the show, and the harder they try to take her down in such a nasty and vicious way, the more she comes out on top.” – Ruby2, June 12, 2012, Teresa’s Bravo Blog
Jacqueline betrayed Teresa time and again by sticking her nose in Teresa’s business and, after intimately befriending Melissa and Kathy, discussing with Teresa’s back-stabbing family what Teresa told her in confidence; she also repeated her conversations with Teresa to Caroline, who she knew had a problem with Teresa. Chris and Jacqueline are deflecting, hoping that all the attention stays on the Giudice’s finances so they can fly under the radar.
“Jacqueline, you used to be my favorite, and I was never a big fan of Teresa until all of you began ganging up on her last season… Here is my problem: why can’t you understand that Teresa may not want to put every humiliating bit of her life and her problems out there on TV? I now understand why — you tell every little secret and confidence that Teresa has told you and post it, facebook it, tweet it. How can you not understand why Teresa went to Danielle last season and challenged her to show the emails between Danielle and Melissa? … This has been Teresa’s argument about her sister-in-law backstabbing her, and NO ONE was believing her, especially when Melissa, all innocent, stated that she did NOT talk to Danielle… until her last blog where she now admits to it. Teresa wanted to prove the truth, but you all were against her by now, and also you all did not want the truth to come out about Melissa… You and Caroline became Melissa’s biggest fans just so you could knock Teresa down. I don’t know why you turned against her and sit there week after week telling all about her life — the good, the bad, and the ugly. Do you still wonder why she doesn’t open up to you???” – Janicew, June 18, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
Jacqueline’s loyalty to Teresa began to diminish in season 3 and was completely gone by the time season 4 began to film, probably due to three factors:
- Her envy of Teresa’s success;
- Her belief that Teresa was stealing business opportunities from her; and
- The lies she was hearing about Teresa from the Marcos (they will say anything to ruin Teresa’s relationships).
Jacqueline was easily swayed by the Marcos to betray Teresa because she and Caroline truly believed that if weren’t for Teresa, they would have successful business ventures from their exposure on Bravo.
“The issues going on between her and Jacqueline and Caroline have nothing to do with me. It’s pretty obvious they are upset with her for their own reasons. I will say that there definitely is a sense of reality that is missing lately with the fake dogs and all the other nonsense stories. Teresa doesn’t ever have to worry about me taking anything from her, she loses her credibility all by herself.” – Melissa Gorga, June 12, 2012, A Real ‘Rockstar’
Jacqueline is doing just what the Marcos want her to do, and that is to get Teresa to share confidential information and to convince her to drop her investigation into the accusations made by Danielle against Melissa. Melissa does not want her deception to be revealed on camera: she is guilty and she is afraid she will be exposed for the back-stabbing liar that she is.
“I’ve been on the show for almost two years now, and I think it’s time for her to let it go… I’m sorry Teresa has such an issue with me, but it’s time she moves on and gets over it like she said she has… Teresa’s financial issues were already out in the open and the tabloid covers and ‘posed pictures’ were already happening well before we joined the show… Teresa constantly brings up the fact that I joined the show “behind her back” and that Danielle and I were in contact. I said this last year and will say it again: 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’
Note to Melissa: It is early in season 4, and when episode 8 was filmed in August 2011 Teresa had just found out that you maliciously went after her with Danielle and tried to hurt her publicly and privately. So, for Teresa, it hasn’t been ‘almost two years’ at all and it is not ‘time for her to let it go’. In episode 8 you were exposed as a conniving, immoral sub-human, and you don’t want the truth to come out — Teresa has every right to know what you did to her behind her back, and the viewers have the right to know too. You must come clean about what you did to get on the show and you must ask for Teresa’s forgiveness in order for her to heal and to be able to trust you and her brother again. And you must stop plotting and scheming to defame Teresa with your maliciously evil acts.
Remember, Melissa is the one who said this about Teresa during season 4, episode 7:
“I get it—you need to make money, [so] make your money—but at the same time, you need to be loyal to your family.”
The following is an excerpt from Jacqueline’s 2011 blog from LAST season: her comments are directed at Teresa concerning Danielle and the tweets from Danielle claiming that Melissa back-stabbed Teresa by contacting her and giving up family secrets (all of which were lies).
Eye Opener (Excerpt)
By Jacqueline Laurita
August 15, 2011
I am also very surprised that you tweeted and then added to your blog that transparent paragraph about Danielle while speaking out both sides of your mouth. On the one hand you’re telling her thank you, then the next tweet it was you don’t believe her and to leave your family alone.
On the other side you are clearly begging her to come up with proof to expose Melissa of something she may or may not have said two years ago during rough times between the two of you.
In my opinion, that is totally irrelevant now. She should have given up that information to you two years ago when it WAS relevant.
According to your blogs and interviews in other media outlets, you have always claimed that Danielle has never done anything to you, and she doesn’t bother or phase you. So why do you even care anyway, right? (Even though I know you don’t really feel that way.)
Besides, if you really mean what you say about not wanting to ever rehash the past and only wanting to move forward, and you sincerely want to make things better between you and your family, it probably wasn’t a good idea to even humor Danielle by saying you even care either way and that you even want proof. You know she’s just looking to stay relevant. I thought she said she wasn’t into drama. What do you think her motive was by tweeting that? Your well being?
My advice, Teresa – It’s in the PAST! You are in a much better place now with your family now (sort of). Keep rolling forward. I’m only telling you this because I care and I didn’t like seeing you hurting over your family, and I know how hard the two of you have worked to get your relationship to where it is today. Don’t go back to that dark place. It doesn’t benefit your relationship with Melissa today, and it doesn’t look good for you to be encouraging Danielle to “show proof.”
It also upset me very much that you would even entertain someone that was so toxic in ALL of our lives. WHY would you open that dangerous, ugly door again to invite in trouble (for everybody)? I don’t get you. BAD MOVE!
Jacqueline may have ulterior motives in encouraging Teresa not to communicate with Danielle:
Jacqueline siding with Danielle at the season 1 dinner (the one with the infamous table flip) could have been because Danielle knows the truth about Jacqueline’s past, and she feared Danielle would expose her if she didn’t show her support. When everyone turned against Danielle, it was the perfect opportunity for Jacqueline to make Danielle look like a crazy liar, discrediting her on camera so that no one would ever believe anything she said, including anything about Jacqueline’s past.
During the reunion special for season 2, which aired on October 8, 2011, Danielle called Jacqueline a Vegas whore; Jacqueline reacted by jumping up and threatening Danielle. Bravo reran the season 2 reunion special as part of the marathon leading up to the premiere of season 4: it was odd that they chose to rerun a reunion special from two seasons ago yet didn’t rerun all the episodes from season 3 (only about half of them were rerun).
Jacqueline quickly changed her tune after Danielle called her a Vegas whore during reunion 2 because she feared Danielle was about to expose her secrets. She went from hysterical to calm and collected, wanting to move past it all. She called a truce with Danielle because she saw what Danielle did to Teresa (bringing up the ‘nephew’ lie that Melissa fed her), and she didn’t want the same thing done to her. She said “I really don’t want to do this anymore”, and then told Danielle she forgives her for filing charges against Ashlee, etc. At this point, Danielle hugged it out with Teresa and Jacqueline, saying “sorry” and “no more.” Here’s a description of what happened (this happened at the end of part 2 of reunion 2, which is not available on youtube):
Teresa, after Danielle tells Andy she’ll drop the lawsuits, says: “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’).
@daniellestaub 12 Jan
Sadly no one except Teresa kept their deal at the end of season2 I said good bye & let it rest they continued speaking of me let’s not 4get
Yes, the deal was to forgive D & move on, not to be friends again. Everyone agreed 2 let her go & then T accused me of being disloyal @JenaJs6
June 17, 2012
@JacLaurita DIDN’T YOU MAKE PEACE with danielle? Werent U the one who hugged her 4 an hr & had an epiphany as far as viewers are concerned?
June 17, 2012
Jacqueline likes to talk and she most likely told Danielle things she regrets. And Jacqueline may not have completely cut off Kim G because Kim G knows and believes things Danielle told her about them all. A huge part of why Jacqueline doesn’t want Danielle brought back into her world could be that she told Danielle a lot of things about herself and talked a lot of BS about her family, mainly Dina.
Another theory as to why Jacqueline doesn’t want Teresa to communicate with Danielle is because Jacqueline may have known from day one about Melissa contacting Danielle, and she doesn’t want Teresa to find this out. In Melissa’s ‘anonymous’ bashing of Teresa in 2008-2009 on the blog “On Common Ground,” the only cast member she didn’t bash was Jacqueline: “You got the fat wife from the Brownstone that needs hair extensions. Dina’s looking old. The wacko from Wayne (her poor kids), and then Teresa… what is she gonna do when she finds out all the $ they owe people and that are gonna be looking for it after they see this show air! The only nice one is the sister in law. She don’t belong with those idiots! [posted April 29, 2009, before the May 12, 2009, season 1 premiere]“
“Jacqueline, so this is your setup blog for Teresa for next week? The word is that next week’s episode is filmed after Teresa’s August 7, 2011, WWHL appearance where Danielle tweets about Melissa’s interactions and desperate attempts to get on the show. Why didn’t you want Teresa to talk to Danielle? Was it because of fear of your own gossip to Danielle about Dina, Caro, Teresa, and your past getting out? In retrospect, Ashlee’s comments about you gain new meaning. Your alliance with Melissa et al speaks louder than your words above about your integrity and behavior.” – disgrazia4, June 13, 2012, Jacqueline’s Bravo Blog
Here are some interesting comments from viewers about Jacqueline’s 2011 blog and season 4 episode 8:
“Jacqueline, tell me WHAT WHAT WHAT WHAT could someone who was your friend have done (come short of screwing your husband) so bad that (1) you take it out on their kid [GiaGate], (2) start rumors on twitter of her husband having an affair, (3) get on a TV show and swirl rumors about her and her husband having ‘separate lives’, and (4) try to solicit the friend on camera for information regarding legal matters that could possibly hurt the case…. Oh we can just go on and on and on. Sorry, no amount of alleged ‘swiped’ ideas for business deals could EVER justify that.” – hoolie, July 9, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com
“According to Teresa, her only beef with Danielle was based on the conflict with Danielle vs. the Manzos. Not to mention, it wasn’t so much that Melissa spoke to ‘the enemy’ but WHY she did it. Melissa spoke to Danielle to give Danielle ammo to use against Teresa at the reunion — and to create interest and discussion about her. Now, the chicken has come home to roost. Teresa is NOW speaking to Danielle to expose what Melissa did and why.” In Teresa’s case, how can she trust her family without knowing just how far they went and what they did behind her back? Teresa suspected that Danielle and Melissa had been communicating, and she wanted to find out if it was true — just suspecting it and not searching for the truth means things will never get better. She wanted to get to the bottom of it, rightfully so. She wants to know exactly what kind of person she is dealing with when it comes to Melissa and whether or not she can trust her and her own brother. [RabbleRouser, June 14, 2012, LynnNChicago]
“One of the things that made Jac go crazy (and which she referenced in a very nasty blog post on August 15, 2011, LAST season) was the fact that Teresa seemed open to meeting with Danielle to find out just what Danielle was talking about when it came to Melissa. I remember watching the WWHL episode when Teresa was on, and Danielle tweeted something like, “Ask Teresa if she knows how much Melissa was contacting me” and implied that Melissa was trash-talking Teresa to Danielle. You could tell by Teresa’s facial expression that she was shocked, and, at some point in the show, she said, “Well, tell Danielle I’d definitely like to hear more about that.” She also later tweeted sentiments along that line. Well, Jac went off about Teresa wanting to talk to Danielle, and I didn’t understand why that made Jac SOOOO upset. Does anyone have an idea as to why that would make Jac go ballistic? I mean, who cares if Teresa talks to Danielle. Melissa going ballistic over it, I can understand. But Jac? What’s the big deal? I just have a sneaking suspicion that there’s a whole lot more to that story.” [I Need A Housewives' Detox Program, May 18, 2012, LynnNChicago]
“Melissa is going to lie and twist as usual. It looks to me like, next week, Jac is going to bully Teresa about wanting to talk to Danielle. I have a theory: Jac does not want Teresa to talk to Danielle because Danielle is going to give her the 411, not only on her communications with Melissa, but also the 411 on all the crap Jac talked when they were friends. I have a feeling Jac told Danielle all kinds of horrible things about Caroline, Dina and, most probably, Teresa! Jac is very threatened by Danielle, no matter how much she tries to make Danielle out to be a crazy woman. Danielle is crazy, but even a broken clock is right twice a day. She’s got dirt on Jac and the Lauritas and Manzos that comes STRAIGHT from Jac, IMO. I also think Jac feels a kinship with Melissa because they were both strippers and escorts who hooked up with men of means and created a false backstory with total denials of their true pasts. JMHO.” [I Need A Housewives' Detox Program, June 11, 2012, LynnNChicago]
“Why is Jacqueline involving herself and getting worked up over “Teresa going to jail” and all of this other stuff? If Teresa isn’t worried, I certainly wouldn’t waste my energy. Is this all because Teresa chooses to keep the legalities of her situation private? Oh yeah, I forgot. Jacqueline is a passive-aggressive shit-stirrer of a bored housewife who needs to stir the pot so that she can proclaim she’s in the middle and torn so that she can play the righteous wronged party all the time. She needs a reason to hate Teresa, and by golly she’s going to come up with one. All because Mama Manzo disapproves of Teresa and — since she got her ass handed to her by the ‘Fambly’ after she overplayed her shit-stirring hand with Danielle situation, who is a legit nutbar — now she has to fall in line, friendship be damned. I have yet to see anything done by Teresa to Jacqueline, besides telling her to mind her own business once or twice. Gosh that woman clearly needs something to do besides drink, Tweet, ignore her daughter and wait to fool around with Chris.” [Noire, June 10, 2010, TelevisionWithoutPity]
“So I just caught what Jacqueline said in the preview: ‘Melissa was talking to Danielle two years ago; you’re talking to her now; you’re a hypocrite.’ So it’s a problem for Teresa to hear from Danielle regarding Melissa and Joe’s attempts to get on the show, but Jacqueline can dismiss that as Teresa’s supposed friend and not understand her position of being hurt by that? That’s the horrible thing she did that is causing next week’s big blow up? Very interesting that this is making the cut. I’m surprised this is making it to air. Hearing this and reading Teresa’s personal blog is pretty enlightening. Seems like the others better be prepared to be under the microscope regarding their castings. They’ve skated on those nebulous facts the past 1 1/2 seasons in order to make it look like its just a matter of Teresa being jealous; seems like the smoke that’s been there is beginning to show signs of a fire.” [Noire, June 10, 2010, TelevisionWithoutPity]
“Season 1 cast started with Dina, expanded to Teresa, Jacqueline and Caroline, and Dina is the one who suggested Danielle since she knew of her as the crazy lady at The Chateau. Teresa had events with Joe and Melissa filmed by Bravo… the producers decide what makes the cut… every housewife on every series has said the same thing. We even saw Joe called up by Teresa at her redone housewarming party. Melissa and Joe were jealous. They conspired with Danielle and, along with Kathy, got themselves cast once Danielle was booted. One of Melissa’s own cousins who lives in PA who is younger and perhaps prettier than Melissa contacted her and asked to be filmed with her as she’s been singing for years and has been trying to break through. Melissa doesn’t invite her to parties or to filming. Same difference to me.” [Lola16, June 15, 2012, Bravo Message Board]
“Awhile back someone posted (I think it was one of the gossip sites) a video of Melissa’s cousin singing and she was pretty good. They went on to explain that Melissa didn’t want to give her cousin any air time because she was sooo good and would make Melissa look bad.” [pjkacper, June 15, 2012, Bravo Message Board]
Bravo cut a segment, Kim D’s Passion Party, where Melissa’s scamming came to light:
“I heard that BRAVO chose not to air a segment which outed Joey Gorga on owing people and not paying — specifically, Fabulous Fred, the party planner who coordinated the charity Christmas party held at the Gorga home (and shown last season). Supposedly, Fabulous Fred was going to out Joey publicly for never paying him (despite Fred’s repeated requests), but Kim D., who is a friend to Fred’s wife, talked him out of it. BRAVO taped a Passion Party held by Kim D., where Fred asked Kim D. to talk to Joey about paying him his money. Allegedly thinking it was part of the BRAVO storyline, Kim D. did, and Joey and Melissa went ballistic (because it belies their image as ballers and goes against Miss Melissa’s 1st episode dig against Teresa: ‘We PAY our bills!’…Ummm…not according to Fabulous Fred and a lot of other people in town, Miss Missy!!).” [I Need A Housewives' Detox Program, June 14, 2012, LynnNChicago]
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@littlegoobie200 @allabouttrh @realilanaangel I tweeted both fairly recently but no response. If they want a quote they know where I am.
Amber Whitmire @littlegoobie200
@WillLoveInc spill it Will! What happened? @AllAboutTRH interview time! Or @realilanaangel !
Melody Martrain @mbmartrain
@WillLoveInc @whoopibella @wendy49802 @clvpotpourri @johnnythegrk I’m sure they will twist it
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@mbmartrain @whoopibella @wendy49802 @clvpotpourri @johnnythegrk I have a feeling you won’t see it at all – at least not the juicy stuff.
1:47 PM – 11 Jun 12
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@mbmartrain @whoopibella @wendy49802 @clvpotpourri @johnnythegrk Although they may have edited it to air later on in S4 only to twist it…
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@mbmartrain @whoopibella @wendy49802 @clvpotpourri @johnnythegrk Whats2Spill?Look at my past tweets.I hinted A LOT.Blogs should ask. #Juicy
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@BravoAndy Question: Will @BravoTV air Kim D’s Passion Party, which looks like it was cut out to give a certain cast member the good edit!?
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@wendy49802 @clvpotpourri @johnnythegrk No, that was the fashion show. This was an adult toy party held at Kim D’s house the same week as SP
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@wendy49802 @clvpotpourri @johnnythegrk No, that was the fashion show. This was an adult toy party held at Kim D’s house the same week as SP
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@CLVPotpourri @johnnythegrk @lisaslying “Allegedly” not paying workers and the like. It was brought up at the Passion Party. All wives came.
C’estLaVie Potpourri @CLVPotpourri
@WillLoveInc @johnnythegrk @lisaslying wwwwooowww. What lie did Mel get caught up in at the party?
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@CLVPotpourri @johnnythegrk It was filmed the same week as the solstice party and it was supposed to be shown either before or after the SP.
C’estLaVie Potpourri @CLVPotpourri
@JohnnyTheGrk @WillLoveInc what happened at the party?!?! How do we know producers cut it?
John Karagiorgis (@JohnnyTheGrk)
6/10/12 10:37 PM
RT “@WillLoveInc: WOW! I can’t…I can believe the #RHONJ producers cut out @KimDPosche’s passion party where M’s scamming came to light.”
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@BravoAndy Question: Will @BravoTV air Kim D’s Passion Party, which looks like it was cut out to give a certain cast member the good edit!?
Here’s some more about Danielle and Teresa from Jacqueline’s Bravo blogs:
Spin City (Except)
By Jacqueline Laurita
May 7, 2012
7. I found it hypocritical that Teresa mentioned I was wishy-washy and wouldn’t commit to picking a side when Danielle was fighting with my family. Forgive me for being my own person and waiting to judge people from my own experiences with them. Did Teresa forget that she herself didn’t pick a side either? She also continued to be Danielle’s friend along with me even while her best friend, Dina, disliked her until Danielle did something personally to her. Teresa also tried saying hello, just to be friendly, to Danielle at the Posche fashion show at a time when Dina and I were both having issues with Danielle. I never faulted her for that. My battle with Danielle was my own to deal with. Teresa also remains friendly with Kim D. who clearly has an issue with her sister-in-law Melissa. But that is all OK for Teresa to befriend who she wants. Is that how she defines loyalty? It upsets me, and I feel it’s unfair that I am expected to follow Teresa’s rules that she doesn’t even apply to herself.
Eye Opener (Excerpt)
By Jacqueline Laurita
August 15, 2011
Finally, I felt I needed to address Teresa’s blog from last week, because I always held back on commenting on them before. I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed. What has gotten into you?
I want to address your paragraph about Caroline and me where you stated, “Caroline and Jacqueline telling me that Danielle hurt their families was enough for me to support them. I didn’t need proof. I didn’t need to invite Danielle to my parties to “see for myself.” I trusted my friends and had their back.” If I remember correctly, there is a contradiction to what you stated. When your friends, to whom you claim loyalty, strongly disliked a “certain somebody” you continued to still hang out with that “certain somebody” and gave them a chance (just like I did) until YOU couldn’t take her ways anymore.
I respected you for being your own person. You even went as far as to invite that “certain somebody” to your dinner party along with a couple of your friends, who you knew couldn’t even “stomach the sight of her,” because you are nice like that. YOU decided you had enough of that “certain somebody” having a past and present that you unapproved of, telling you to pay attention, spreading rumors about your husband and your house being in foreclosure, comparing you to a wild animal, and the most obvious and infuriating for you, bringing up Melissa’s name at the reunion show and claiming that you didn’t acknowledge your nephew. It was those moments concerning YOU that prompted you to flip a table, chase “a certain somebody” through a fashion show, and throw Andy Cohen like a rag doll. Be honest, was that about having your friends’ back, or did she insult YOU?
PLEASE DON’T PRETEND that you acted out for your friends by being a loyal soldier. You even went out of your way to say “hello” to a “certain someone” that had been harassing my daughter, threatening and spreading horrible lies about me and my family at the Posche Fashion show. Were you being a loyal soldier then or were you being your own person, which I respected and never got mad at for all the chaos you caused? I would NEVER expect you to dislike somebody, because I do or fight my battles FOR me. If you’re going to fight them WITH me because you are feeling the same way, then that is a BONUS! LOL!
Your definition of “loyalty” doesn’t always match your actions. You are your own person aren’t you? I feel like you should take responsibility for your own choices, actions, and admit to forming your own opinions that had nothing to do with your “loyalty” to your friends! You are NOT that weak of a person. I was so grateful to you when my sister-in-law, whom you had been friends with years before, and I were feuding that you didn’t choose a side. You allowed our friendship to grow. That showed me that you were a good person and had a mind of your own, but in YOUR definition of a “loyal” friend, I guess you contradicted yourself, and you weren’t that loyal yourself. Please don’t make it sound like every action you took against Danielle was for us and say that she never did anything to you, when clearly she did. The truth is you had your own issues with her. That’s all I’m trying to say. I just wanted to clear that up.
Here is a message to Jacqueline about girlfriend code, submitted by ViewerNJ on June 18, 2012 on Jacqueline’s Bravo blog:
A true friend would NEVER air their so-called BF’s dirty laundry on national TV – period! You can spin this whatever way you want but what you have done and continue to do is discredit and defame your once BF.
Here’s the thing: once upon a time I really loved you. You are funny, but I feel that you overstepped and made it your mission to take Teresa down. Whether it is Caroline behind it or just you, I feel that the moment you decided that you felt betrayed, you took it upon yourself to completely divulge every last little piece of evidence to get Teresa.
This is where I have trouble, whether it is all true or not at all: you, as her one time BF, went against the girlfriend’s code of conduct.
What I think you fail to see is the elementary problem here. Two years ago Melissa got in contact with Danielle – which you even admitted and that was the sleeziest thing to have done, all in the name to embarrass and take down Teresa. Does Teresa hold a grudge? Maybe, maybe not, but this is where you need to understand – why can’t she? I mean really, if Dina did this to you – whether it was two years ago or not - it stings, and you want to get to the bottom of the why’s.
How dare you tell Teresa to basically get over her feelings of betrayal and move on “because it was two years ago” and if you want to move forward, forget the past. If it were me, in order to truly move forward, you need to know why, and you need an apology. Melissa didn’t do either.
Now, as far as the tabloids, what if Teresa did get paid? So what. It is a part of what you all signed on for. Why is it anyone’s business how Teresa is spending her money; money, I might add, that she is working her tail off for. If her bills ARE getting paid — and last I read in the Star Ledger of NJ, they were being satisfied by Teresa herself — then why is it your business what she buys, builds or anything?
You yourself and Chris are in financial trouble with a bankruptcy so you should not be auditing Teresa’s financials. This whole entire episode was an exposé on Teresa – nothing more. You sought to humiliate your once friend by showing that she is spending money while in bankruptcy.
Teresa may be dumb, but she is not stupid. She would never jeapordize the lives of her children by spending frivolously if she didn’t have it to spend. There is nothing wrong with buying or building something as long as you are being responsible paying your prior debt. How is it that everyone knew she bought new furniture, etc? You all planned this attack for filming purposes.
I think it is utterly disgusting how you sat there and claimed to be so upset FOR her, when you, and the rest of those girls, knew exactly what you were all doing by speaking that stuff in front of the cameras. Caroline arriving when she did was so planned. It was transparent. She never even spoke with so much hate to Danielle – a women who threatened your daughter, sued your daughter and put the lives of your family members in danger. You yourself hugged it out with her on the S2 reunion. You were able to look past all the hate there and move on with the enemy. And all Teresa did was pose for pictures in some tabloids (and reveal info that is already out there or has been said by you all on camera already), buy a few things, and write some really silly comments in her cookbook (that Caroline is hell bent on stating were a personal attack on Christopher).
Remember, Danielle reached out to her via twitter. In that moment of shock, I can see why she tweeted her back – many would have done the same to get to the truth. You all sit on your perches and wait for the attack all the while being such hypocrites because you talk such crap about Teresa, her children, her husband, etc. For this reason, I have formed my opinion. I wasn’t for Teresa, a vile fan of hers, or hating on you. I am just forming my opinions that, as a grown woman, I can’t believe the bullying that goes on; and every last one of you should be ashamed of yourself. Really. Enough should be enough.
Here’s an excerpt from Teresa’s Bravo blog (“Teresa says she is done with Caroline and Jacqueline”) for season 4 episode 8 (don’t miss it, it’s another good one):
“Before I get into the actual ‘discussion,’ I have to address a few things of the things they were saying behind my back before I got there. My mother taught me to never point out, question, or judge people for what they eat or how they spend their money. Until you walk in their shoes, you don’t know, and it’s not your place to know. Apparently the Manzo and Laurita family didn’t get that same lesson. I’m only glad I don’t have an eating problem too…
“Jacqueline and Chris revealed on the show that they have their own financial issues. WHICH I DID NOT KNOW. She and Chris know it’s sensitive, that talking about accusations against you could hurt the outcome… and yet they did it anyway. To me and Joe. Behind our back. I was sick and shocked that they would have such an obviously planned and hurtful conversation about Joe’s and my finances knowing it could hurt us.
Editor’s Note: Chris Laurita’s company filed for bankruptcy in 2009, and Chris and Jacqueline are named in an $8 million lawsuit where they are accused of draining the company of its funds. They are also being sued over the creation and branding of BLK water.
“I do believe that Jacqueline was upset and slowly breaking down, but it was not because of an obviously fake story that obviously didn’t bother me. So what was it? Maybe it was upsetting her that at the exact same time her ex-husband, John Madison ‘Matt’ Holmes, Ashley’s father, who we saw on this episode, was arrested with his wife for a long list of things. Funny that Jacqueline — great friend who tells her friends everything — never said a word about it. She tweeted about Matt being investigated by the FBI, but didn’t say one word to her friends. What? Matt was actually arrested and that doesn’t need a conversation, but me not telling her about one of the million fake stories about me in a tabloid, that’s a huge breach of our friendship?
“Even when I found out -– NOT from her –- about her own financial and legal troubles, would I ever talk about them on camera? No. I hate even bringing them up now, but I feel like in this case I have to because you need to see how her calling me a liar and hypocrite is just c-r-a-z-y.
“Caroline and Jacqueline know full well that when magazines are publishing tons of stories about me and my marriage, eventually you’re going to want to put out your own actual interview where you clear things up for your fans. Like Lauren Manzo talked to US Weekly about her lap band surgery this week. That is not ‘putting out stories.’ I explained that all in last week’s blog. And they know it. But to call doing an interview or photo shoot every so often the same as ‘putting out stories to the tabloids’ about myself is twisted and untrue. I have never, Heaven as my witness, put out a single rumor story to any tabloid or blog about myself or anyone else. I know for a fact they can’t say the same thing… Some of them have RadarOnline on speed dial!
“I also never, ever tweeted Danielle anything regarding Jacqueline’s daughter Ashley. I don’t know what she was talking about there. You all know I don’t go near any of the Holmes family, including crazy grandmas, on Twitter. The only time I’ve ever tweeted Danielle was after I was on WWHL. Here’s the story: Caroline was on WWHL the week before me (so two weeks before this episode) and Andy asked her who was worse: Danielle or Kim G? Caroline surprised the world when she said without hesitation, Kim G. was worse. Everyone was shocked, the blogs went crazy: didn’t Danielle do something super evil to Caroline’s family? How could that be worse than anything her SON’S FRIEND’S MOTHER ever did?
“You know Jacqueline watched it and read about it on the blogs. Where was the accusation that Caroline brought Danielle back from the dead? Because she did, not me. (PS: Caroline didn’t stop talking about Danielle then either. Two months later in October at the Real Housewives Live Tour in Atlantic City, Caroline told the audience that she’d rather deal with Danielle than Kim G. because ‘somewhere deep in Danielle, there’s a heart.’ A heart? After what she did to your sister Dina, Caroline? Wow.)
“A week later, I was on WWHL and Andy asked me what I thought of CAROLINE’S answer. So again, this Danielle thing is from Caroline. I said Danielle never really bothered me; it wasn’t my family she was going after. Well, Danielle, I guess sick of being talked about twice in two weeks on a show she’s not on anymore, tweeted Andy Cohen live to say oh yeah, I never did anything to Teresa? What about the time I worked with her sister-in-law Melissa behind her back? Um, what?!? News to me! Horrible, horrible news to me. You know the place I was in; you know how I felt having my family join the show behind my back for evil reasons. Now here I am, trying to make up with Melissa and forgive her, and I hear that? You saw some of the tweets on TV from that night, but I think you should see all of them.
- “@bravoandy @bravotv is this true? Maybe I should show everyone what
@melissagorga wrote my fb inbox about Teresa?”
- “Wow careful now bc ive got emails from her own sisterinlaw w so
much Teresa dirt.”
- “@melissagorga Melissa Did you ever tell Teresa you were contacting
- “@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!”
“As soon as the show with Andy was over, I was shaking, but I’m sorry, I was happy to hear the truth. You can only be lied to for so long. Yes, I was mad, so from backstage I tweeted: ‘Thank you @daniellestaub for telling the truth. I’m sad but not surprised. #famewhore.’ I didn’t mention Melissa’s name and left who I was calling the ‘fame whore’ open on purpose, because I wasn’t sure. I figured I’d let whoever felt guilty claim the title. A super nice tweet? No. I’m not proud of it, but put yourself in my shoes if you just found that out about your sister-in-law contacting who she thought was your worst enemy. I could have typed much worse.
“I felt bad though and realized that I didn’t want the public seeing my family divided, and that maybe Danielle was full of crap, so I immediately defended Melissa and called out Danielle with this tweet: ‘I don’t believe Melissa would ever talk to @daniellestaub. Danielle, stop tweeting about my family. If you got something, show it or STFU!‘
“Melissa chimed in with this denial tweet: ‘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‘
Danielle shot back with: ‘oh she cannot lie out of this – she knows it and this is just the mild stuff she really had it in for tre.’ Danielle also tweeted that Melissa was the one who told her about my nephew in the hospital because ‘how else would I know?’ Good point, how would she?
“So, is Danielle lying? I didn’t know at that point, but I left it with a smack down on Danielle to just shut up. Then I show up at Jacqueline’s Baileys & Bash Fest 2011 and I’m attacked for contacting Danielle. First Jacqueline cries that if I were any kind of friend, I would never have anything to do with Danielle. Um, I don’t. No mention here of Caroline, her actual sister-in-law’s involvement. Then Jacqueline confesses that she believes Melissa probably did contact Danielle, but so what. So what? Again, which is it? You’re freaking out that I would possibly answer her back, or you’re not bothered at all that your new friend Melissa has been in total contact with Danielle? Pick one!
“As far as Jacqueline goes, she is a really hard person to be good friends with because she is so unstable and moody. But I never thought her moods would turn crazy against me. She was screaming at me to “move on” and forgive Melissa for something evil that Melissa did two years ago, but guess what? I just found out about it a week earlier! Give me some time to process it! And I had already decided to and did publicly defend Melissa. How is it holding an old grudge when you just found out?
“Let me see if I can use an analogy Jacqueline might understand: if you caught your husband flirting with your friend, you would be understandably crushed. Say you worked through it for months though and forgave him. Then you found out he really didn’t just flirt, he slept with her. Two years ago. Does your old forgiveness count? It was two years ago! Why should you care? You said you forgave him! Hypocrite! Um, I say would you care. And that your previous forgiveness doesn’t count because you didn’t know what you were forgiving. You need to work through the new offense that you just found out about. Right?
“I knew Melissa joined the show behind my back with what I think are malicious intentions. I’m trying to work through it, but she’s giving me innocence and ‘Bravo just contacted me out of the blue.’ Then I find out months later that Melissa had possibly sold her soul to the devil to bring me down. Game changer, yes?
“If it were reversed and I had done that to Melissa, my brother would have had my head. If Jacqueline’s brother joined the show and trashed her, but claimed he joined it innocently, then she found out he’d been in contact with Danielle to do it, I think she’d probably go berserk. I’m just calming trying to process it.
“I’ll be honest, I really expected Jacqueline and Caroline to be on my side about Melissa’s harmful intentions when they found out Danielle was involved. Why wouldn’t they be, especially when they were just yelling at me for tweeting Danielle back? It makes no sense. Any friend (and all my other friends were!) would be outraged that Melissa had stooped so low. But instead, Jacqueline is defending Melissa, saying ‘so what?’ and crying about how her feelings are hurt?
I’m tired of playing on Planet Jacqueline. I’m done with the crazy. Done, done, done.
“I would never do anything to hurt or expose my friends or family, God’s honest truth. And I never have. Do I want to know what they’ve done to me so I can deal with it? Of course. Would I be crushed if some of their evil plots and secrets were exposed? I wish I could say yes, but truth be told, I’m not sure I wouldn’t be a little happy. Sorry, but I am human, and they’ve all hurt me very deeply. But their ‘exposing’ won’t come from me, ever. I believe you get back what you put into the world, and I’m only putting out positive things.
“You’ll see in the next episode that Melissa makes a surprising confession, and my brother and I come to an unexpected agreement. Giant shocker and small miracles, all in one.”
Melissa’s blog for episode 8 is short, and she doesn’t say much — she and Joe did all their talking in episode 8, discussing Teresa’s finances, which is the same thing she accuses Teresa of doing and insists she would never do (the Gorgas script scenes to show how well they are doing in comparison to the Giudices, when their wealth is really a house of cards). Melissa takes a few subtle digs at Teresa for spending money while in bankruptcy (the exact same thing mentioned by the cast on the show — the closet, carport, furniture). She also discusses her mother- and father-in-law’s living situation (the depths of her depravity know no ends) and Joe’s parents being Teresa’s nannies (Teresa never mentions that Lysa Simpson, Melissa’s sister, is her de facto nanny). She says nothing about Danielle’s accusations, except that she addressed it in the previous week’s blog (the one paragraph covered earlier in this article — see above) and that we’ll hear more in the next episode. Here are a few quotes from her blog:
“Joe’s parents have been living in a house he owns for over 10 years. We sold it last year, but they will live there until Joe finds a perfect spot to build them a new one.”
“On the outside, it seems that things are good — a new carport, new closets, a new garage/apartment, and new furniture in the house — no signs of anything being wrong.”
strong>”The article in this episode (Teresa going to jail) was from “Life and Style”— isn’t this the magazine that Melissa has a relationship with?She had a cover with them after the christening aired. I wonder why the other housewives don’t discuss, on the show, her cover stories or interviews trashing Teresa.” – VJA on June 18, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog
“Your sister-in-law owes you no explanations about what is going on in her life…and you don’t speak (only tweet) anyway. So loving Melissa, the constant “fake” conversations about your concerns for Teresa and her family are laughable. You have no desire to know whether she is okay or not…and, to be honest, I believe you relish in the fact that you hope she is hurting and stressing, personally and financially. You speak from both sides of your mouth…one moment ‘acting’ and speaking so concerned and the next moment cutting her down. Which is it? Are you concerned or do you just want to make another one of your many MANY jabs at her….whether it’s about Joe’s problems or their financial problems….your lack of concern is so palpable. Your sisters are showing up more and more on the show….should we be looking to see them join the cast so that they can peddle their wares, getting their piece of the Bravo pie as well? I’m sure we will if you have anything to say about it…was that your plan all along…ousting Teresa and bringing in your sisters?? BE CAREFUL with that! You are so transparent, and so far we have seen nothing but a lot of bullying coming from you, Kathy, Caroline, Jacqueline, your husband and Rich. We don’t have to read between any lines….it’s clearly being caught by the cameras.” – Ruby2, June 18, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog
“If the Lauritas were REALLY friends with the Guidices they would NOT talk about any of their issues involving their legal cases to the damn cameras. They have their OWN bankruptcy issues to deal with and lawsuits. Are the Guidices speaking about those? Right is right and wrong is wrong. Melissa flat out LIED about contacting Danielle Staub, to the viewers and on the show. That is not something Teresa should just “get over” especially when Melissa and Joe used Teresa to get themselves on the show. Teresa may not be as articulate but her points were clear. Bottom line: i’ts not any of Jacqueline, Chris, Caroline, the Lauritas or the Manzos business. Teresa’s family affairs and true friends would have never involved themselves in it. They were literally sitting up on the show talking about what Joe and Teresa have to try to cause harm to them with their bankruptcy case. What type of friends and family is that?” – brooklyntvcutie, June 17, 2012, Television Without Pity
“Melissa, do I think Teresa should go to therapy with her brother you ask? You have to speak in complete honesty for it to work right? Last time Teresa spoke in confidence in front of Joe, he and YOU used it to burn her hard and try to crucify her to the nation. So no, only a fool would go and let you two set her up again. Melissa, this blog, as per usual, is so transparent. Your manipulations laced with sweetness are getting tiring. I don’t think Teresa should forgive you; yes, you did it two years ago, but you have done nothing but sabotage her and try to really hurt her since. She’s not holding a grudge to not move on; she’s dealing with the here and now! How dare you talk about her children like you care. You have done nothing but try and hurt that family terribly since you joined. If I were Teresa, I would never forgive you.” – Mitchysuds, June 18, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog
“Teresa’s idea prior to this was that Bravo asked Melissa to be on the show, not that there was a campaign of trying to get on the show but being turned down, talking to Danielle, dropping inside info on the internet for the two years prior and allegedly sending in an audition tape promising to ‘bring her down’. She said all of this in her personal blog not the Bravo one, the link was posted a few days back. Yeah, if it was me in Teresa’s shoes, all bets would be off, I’d be done with the bitch. Done, Done, Done. This isn’t hallmark cards about redone houses and throwing away cookies; this is greed and malice coming to play. If you hated me that much two years ago, don’t pretend its all love now and you just want the family back together since you’ve gotten what you’ve wanted.” - Noire, June 17, 2012, Television Without Pity
“Teresa knew her family member were were talking to Bravo. Read Andy’s book, he talks about the HW’s and selecting people is very deliberate and takes a long time. They test film them and so on. So she knew for quite sometime Bravo talked to them, Andy told her. What she didn’t know was whether or not they were actually going to be offered a spot. This is where it gets dicey. When you are being considered, you can’t really talk about it. At some point the ladies get hit with a gag order so to speak. They waited til the last second to tell Teresa because they were afraid she might quit. She wouldn’t have, I’m sure, but they weren’t taking that chance. She signed on blind as to whether or not the family was coming on. After they locked her down, they made the offers to the family, which they accepted obviously! I think Teresa expected to have more information, not only from her family, but from her bossess. I think she expected her family to clue her in, even though they really weren’t supposed to. That’s why she says they went behind her back. They kind of did… but not really as far as actually joining. Where they DID go behind her back, was in getting noticed in the first place; i.e. talking to Danielle, making ‘tapes’, promising to expose her etc… [Exit4, June 25, 2012, LynnNChicago]
The reason Teresa feels betrayed is because her family (Joey, Melissa, Teresa’s mother, and her Father) were already having family issues outside of the show and completely separate from what has ever been shown or discussed on the series. So, to add insult to injury when Melissa and Joey decided they wanted to be on the show, they used private family matters/ problems to promote themselves to Bravo producers…they sold the family dirt for fame and fortune. They knew that they would have to have a desirable story line in order to be on the show …producers didn’t need some more boring family members that they would have to create a story line for in order for them to join the show. Joey and Melissa knew that selling out like that on private family issues that had never been aired on the show in any other season before by Teresa was disgusting, wrong and over the line…that is why they did not discuss coming onto the show and slaudering the family on national TV before hand with Teresa, Joe, or with Teresa and Joey’s parents. And, all of the above is why Teresa is so hurt and feels betrayed by her brother and Melissa… but none of what I just covered is the way in which Bravo chose to air the whole mess to viewers…I suspect if they aired it the way it really happened it would be an open and close story line that wouldn’t allow Bravo much room to branch off additional story lines from for the coming seasons… The End! [SC Girl, June 25, 2012, LynnNChicago]
- Melissa Gorga Contacted Danielle Staub with the Offer to Befriend Her on the Show and Help Her Attack Teresa Guidice
- A Little Bird Told Me… Tweets, TheChirpingTwit (Excerpt Below)
Jac also relayed in DM that there is, in fact, an audition tape created by Joe and Melissa to get on the Bravo show. It’s alleged that she later said that they all have to submit these type of things to get on the show. However, we have been listening to Kathy & Melissa’s reports of how they got on the show and they both denied even trying to get on–but rather wooed onto the show by production. So if Jac knows of the audition tape, how can she simultaneously believe that Melissa did nothing to edge her way onto the show? In addition, doesn’t Jac listen to any of the interviews of Melissa and Kathy explaining their sudden appearance on the show where they deny pursuing a spot on RHONJ? [Melissa is quiet about the audition tape, which tells us that there is one; and Jacqueline DMing someone that one existed, but saying that Melissa didn't promise in it to take Teresa down, means Melissa told her it existed yet denied the content.]
- Teresa doesn’t deserve to be provoked, Priscialla From Wascilla, June 19, 2012