Bravo Setup Melissa Gorga to Expose Her Dancer/Stripper Past; Jacqueline Laurita Is a Disloyal Friend Who Betrayed Teresa Guidice By Sharing Personal Feelings Told to Her in Confidence (Updated 9/9/2012)
September 9, 2012 35 Comments
“Angelo Vrohidis was at the Posche fashion show on September 27, 2011, with a table of people from the salon [Salon La Chateau Allure]. He is friends with the salon owners [Penny Drossos and John Karagiorgis] and was formerly a manager at Lookers, the gentleman’s club where Melissa worked in 2003, the year she met Joe Gorga. So ALLEGEDLY, the morning of the fashion show while Teresa is getting her hair done, Angelo comes up to her and asks about Melissa …Teresa tells him she doesn’t want to hear/talk about it. That night at the fashion show, Angelo confronts Melissa, who jumps up and runs to the bathroom all the while saying to the other housewives that Teresa set her up [Melissa's husband just happens to be next door and she calls him to join the scene]. This was when Jacqueline went nuts, saying Teresa DID this to poor Melissa! And the next day Jacqueline doesn’t show up for the reunion. Not too long afterward, everyone finds out Teresa had nothing to do with the setup! ALLEGEDLY the people from the salon [the owners] and Lookers had a bone of their own to pick with Melissa. Right after this happened, Melissa started sending out information that she never danced … she just bartended. But the people calling her out all tell a different story; and Penny, along with several others, has been contracted by Bravo to NOT mention anything until this show airs.” [pjkacper, June 22, 2012, Bravo's Message Board]
Penny Drossos and John Karagiorgis claim that Bravo had nothing to do with Angelo being at their salon just before the PFS (the entire cast was supposed to be there for filming, but only Teresa showed up), and that it was not planned for Angelo to confront Melissa at the PFS, and that Bravo did not setup Melissa. But it seems unlikely that the events leading up to the confrontation could be a total coincidence—in the least, it appears Penny and Johnny invited Angelo (and Kim D) to the salon (and later the PFS), and he was the one who informed Bravo of Melissa’s past working at Lookers. Bravo took advantage of the opportunity to capture on camera the reunion between Angelo and Melissa during filming at the PFS at the end of season 4 by (1) encouraging Angelo to approach Melissa on camera at the PFS, and (2) getting Melissa to confront Teresa on camera and have her admit to what Angelo told her at the salon — that Melissa used to work for him as a dancer.
Melissa has threatened to sue people for calling her a stripper, but she has not made the same threat for calling her a dancer. Lookers’ girls don’t strip: they dance around in thongs and bras or other outfits while selling cocktails. There was a discussion on the NLS Society forum in November 2003 about the dancer wearing a ‘cross around her neck’ with a ‘fake chest.’ According to her pay register, she was working there at the time. So it’s really just semantics, and she is telling the truth when she says she wasn’t a stripper… If they don’t take their clothes off and wear lingerie the whole time, then they’re not truly stripping, they’re ‘dancing.’
On September 30, 2011, Melissa said on her website:
“Even if I had been a dancer, I do not know why anyone would care 10 years later.”
“Thanks to Jaco, who couldn’t make the reunion due to a mental breakdown, but was able to tweet during the whole reunion show… we know that Teresa isn’t the one who set up Melissa. BUT Melissa went running right to the ‘Insane Clown Posse’ to cry ‘It was Tree, It was Tree’. Due to Jaco’s tweets, people started to look for something. In the end it came out that Tree had nothing to due with it and was seen on film telling ‘hookers’ boss that she didn’t want him speaking about her family. So when that came out, Jaco backpeddled: she was like ‘oh well everyone lies.’ The ‘Motley Crew’ are still trashing Tree left and right on radio, TV, blogs, yet Tree is still moving forward and doing her thing. And the ‘Wicked Witch and her flying monkeys’ are still running in circles trying to figure out what went wrong. I’ll tell you this: the majority don’t like bullies–so instead of tearing Tree down, you built her up–that must really go up your butts. Teresa had to do NOTHING but let you all open your mouth and insert your foot, elbow, hand, and any other body part that fit…KARMA BABY IS A BITCH…and she’s beating your ass right about now.” [firstgeneration, July 28, 2012, StoopidHousewives.com]
Video from Posche Fashion Show September 27, 2011 — The One Where Melissa Accuses Teresa of Outing Her as a Stripper/Dancer from Lookers (Taken by an Innocent Bystander) — Everyone is Ignoring Teresa
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Bravo is the only entity guilty of setting up Melissa to expose her past as a ‘dancer’ at Lookers Gentlemen’s Club. More importantly, if she was never a stripper/dancer at Lookers as she claims, then how could anyone set her up?
“Melissa, if you don’t want everyone to know you stripped for any man who would toss a dollar bill at you, well, you shouldn’t have agreed to do this show.” – Rosalie Marie, Penny Drossos Says Melissa Gorga Is Lying About Her Past And Was A Stripper!, April 22, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com
StoopidHousewives Uncovered a Lead Producer at RHONJ Who Was Biased Against Teresa Giudice
Why do viewers get the feeling that the show is a Teresa Giudice bashfest? Let lead RHONJ producer, “Cat” Rodriguez’ tweets tell the story!
Using the twitter name @YourFriendKitty, Co-Executive Producer “Cat” has communicated frequently with the New Jersey crew… except for Teresa Giudice! “Cat” also stepped in at the Posche Fashion Show… something that is a no-no for a “reality” producer … to assist in defending Melissa Gorga when things got a bit rocky after Melissa’s ex-boss from Lookers showed up!
Ms. Rodriguez is no longer Co-Executive Producer of the RHONJ. Don’t know the REAL reason she was let go from her duties at the RHONJ… can only surmise that either ratings dropped or that Bravo caught on to her obvious bias toward everyone but Tree! Ms. Rodriguez is also NOT listed on IMDB in any producer capacity
In October and November of 2011, Melissa Pointed a Finger at Teresa, Accusing Her of Setting Her Up
At the Posche fashion show on September 27, 2011 (filmed the evening before the reunion for season 3 was filmed), Melissa pointed a finger at Teresa Giudice, accusing her of masterminding the plot to bring Melissa’s old boss from Lookers to the show to expose on camera Melissa’s past as a dancer for the Gentlemen’s club.
“Someone desperately wants to knock me down and prove that I have something to hide, but then tries to cover it up by putting the blame on production,” Melissa told Celebuzz on October 1, 2011.
“Someone takes a chance when they shouldn’t have,” Melissa told TheInsider.com on October 12, 2011. “When you do something, you simply need to own up to it. If you’re gonna throw it out there, own it, say, ‘Yes I said it and I did it.’ It’s very difficult for me to deal with someone who’ll poke you and then say, ‘That wasn’t me, I didn’t poke you’… If you throw it out there and do it, you need to own it.”
After all the kissing and making up seen at the end of last season, Melissa’s husband Joe Gorga is ‘disgusted’ with his table tipping sibling once again.”
“Teresa ‘tried to set me up’ and is back to her old tricks, Melissa told Media Bistro on November 30, 2011, without giving anything away.
Melissa Later Has Since Changed Her Story to Fit Popular Opinion and Published Facts But She Is Still Pointing the Finger, Just in a More Subtle, Shadier Way, As Usual
Reality Tea interviewed her on April 12, 2012, and this is her newest claim:
“I’m almost sure the stripper thing is the finale,” Melissa hinted. “I was a little upset at the time. I felt so set-up. And the other girls saw it and they were getting so upset over it. We just didn’t know who to look at; we didn’t know who to blame. And you know certain signs point to certain things and there’s little clues here and there. But until I watch it play out on TV… I’m sure there’s things that I don’t know yet, that I haven’t seen, that other people have shot. Until I really see it play out I’m not going to point my finger at anyone. In the long run, it doesn’t hurt me.”
According to Reality Tea, Melissa admits that the guy (Angelo) who confronted her during the Posche fashion show (PFS) actually spoke to Teresa.
“He didn’t even say it to my face,” Melissa reveals. “And supposedly [this conversation], it went on behind my back with my sister-in-law and it didn’t happen in front of my face. I wish he would have said it to me so I could have been able to defend myself. I wasn’t even able to say ‘that’s not true!’”
Reality Tea asked Melissa: “Why do you think he confronted Teresa with these allegations? ” Melissa answered:
“Well, that’s the tricky part. That’s the part that we’re trying to figure out. How it was all so conveniently Teresa had met him earlier in the day and Teresa had went to a salon and got her hair done and he just happened to be there and he just happened to come to the Posche Fashion Show… I’m not pointing finger at anyone, because I don’t have facts and that’s not fair. But it just doesn’t feel right. I just don’t wanna believe that anyone would do that to me, especially someone who is part of my family.”
Melissa (along with her husband and all the other housewives) did point her finger at Teresa:
“She says she doesn’t want to point fingers, yet mentions that it’s ‘convenient’ that Teresa had her hair done at the salon (Salon La Chateau Allure) that day (the same salon she always uses) and that he was there (Angelo Vrohidis is friends with the owners, Penny and Johnny Karagiorgis). She’s absolutely pointing fingers, just in a sneaky way; and she’s still doing it even after Angelo specifically said Teresa was not involved.” [Hannavas, April 13, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com]
Since She Doesn’t Know How Bravo Will Spin It, Melissa Has Setup a Scenario Where She Can Blame Editing for Making Teresa Look Innocent Instead of Putting the Blame Where It Belongs — on Bravo
According to Reality Tea on April 12, 2012, “Melissa is waiting to see how it plays out on TV to get answers”:
“Bravo has magic,” Melissa hints. “We’ll see which way they play it.”
When interviewed by RHWGossip on January 14, 2012, Jacqueline said Bravo will make Teresa appear innocent:
“Jacqueline did say Teresa will appear INNOCENT of any wrongdoing in regards to the set up!”
“Melissa is plainly delusional and is in damage control mode, just like Caroline with her interview yesterday. The way they are behaving leads me to believe that they know Bravo is no longer on the hate Teresa train — they got off a few stops ago. So now that Bravo will show what really happened, they are trying to control the damage. Just last week, in that horrible Realty Tea article, Mel said something to the effect of ‘you never know which way Bravo is going to spin it’. They are already gearing up to blame editing on how they will come across. Since her little story about Teresa setting her up at the fashion show has blown up in her face, Mel is now trying to say all kinds of other things.”
According to Reality Tea, Melissa believes the entire thing started with a group of people [including Penny and her husband Johnny] who want to get on the show and want to be Housewives, so they were starting drama to catch Bravo’s attention. This is the same excuse Melissa used when she was put on blast by Sherri Shepherd for the altercation with her stylist at a Heather Robinson’s VIP birthday party — it got Bravo’s attention and Melissa was cast the next season.
Melissa is blaming the setup on a group of people ‘starting drama to catch Bravo’s attention’ — Melissa would know because that is exactly what she did — she fed lies and rumors about Teresa to Danielle Staub — and it worked because she got Bravo’s attention. Then she sealed the deal with an audition tape for Bravo where she promised to expose and destroy Teresa if Bravo cast her.
Back on September 30, 2011, Just After the PFS (Which Was Held on September 27, 2011) Melissa Stated on Her Website That Teresa Staged This Whole Thing to ‘Expose’ Her for Being Something She Wasn’t
There have been a lot of rumors floating around over the last few days that I want to clear up. As everyone knows we are filming season 4 so there is not too much I can confirm, but there is one thing that I would like to clarify…the accusation that I was once a dancer at a strip club. This is 100% NOT TRUE. I did bartend for a few weeks at a bikini bar while I was in college. My outfit was a tank top, shorts and sneakers. SORRY, no bubbies there. You will have a better chance at seeing some nudity on the episode this Sunday. Thanks to the always shy Joe Gorga!
The reason I am so adamant about clearing this up is because people are making false accusations solely to hurt me and my family. Someone desperately wants to knock me down and prove that I have something to hide, but then tries to cover it up by putting the blame on production. I have been happily married to my husband for 7 years and we have 3 beautiful children.
Even if I had been a dancer, I do not know why anyone would care 10 years later.
So here is a FACT for you: New Jersey State Law states that no Go Go bar can have any sort of nudity and serve alcohol. *State of New Jersey Department of Law & PublicSafety, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Alcoholic Beverage Control Handbook; page 34 (”Go-Go Dancers”).
Thank you so much for all of your support. I love you guys!
Prior to Releasing These ‘Paystubs’ in December 2011, Gorga said on Her Website on September 30, 2011
“I did bartend for a few weeks at a bikini bar while I was in college. My outfit was a tank top, shorts and sneakers. Even if I had been a dancer, I do not know why anyone would care 10 years later.”
In her Bravo blog on April 30, 2012, she changed her story to fit with the time frame of the pay register she released:
“I put myself through college with the help of my godfather and worked three jobs doing it. I was substitute teaching, working in a tanning salon, and bar tending one night a week.” [Melissa Gorga, Like a Prayer, April 30, 2012]
A few weeks earlier, on April 12, 2012, Melissa was interviewed by one of her favorite blogs, Reality Tea. She said Joe Gorga used to come see her when she was a bartender at Lookers Gentleman’s Club while in college. She also said she couldn’t remember when she graduated college [she graduated college in 2004, the same year she married Joe, so of course she remembers... she avoided answering the question because she was caught off guard and feared she might contradict one of her lies].
Reality Tea: So, the infamous ‘stripper rumors…’ How did Joe and your family handle hearing those things about you? Was it stressful?
Melissa: “That, I have to say, was probably the least amount of stress. It was just so absurd. It was so ridiculous. Joe [Gorga] actually used to come see me when I bartended there. I bartended when I was in college.”
Reality Tea: Sadly Melissa couldn’t seem to remember when she graduated! Minor detail? Right?
Odd that Reality tea is only following @JacLaurita & @melissagorga, not hard to figure out who the “sources” are. #bitterbettys
27 April 2012
In November 2011, AllAboutTRH Interviewed Angelo Vrohidis About the Posche Fashion Show Filmed at the End of Season 4
Rumors started when Angelo Vrohidis (general manager of Lookers) went to the Posche fashion show and revealed that Melissa danced at the gentlemen’s club. AllAboutTRH was the first to interview the former manager and he confirmed that she was in fact a dancer. AllAboutTRH contacted Lookers after and they responded ‘no comment.’ Melissa Gorga has denied several times and stated she was only a bartender.
AllAboutTRH is the first to reveal the corresponding pay stubs from 2003 when Melissa Marco was working at Lookers. If you go back to the interview with Angelo, he says:
AllAboutTRH: Was Melissa Gorga a dancer at Lookers, or a bartender like she claims?
Vrohidis: She was a dancer.
AllAboutTRH: How long did she dance for?
Vrohidis: It was less than a year
AllAboutTRH: So you attended the fashion show?
AllAboutTRH: Did Teresa Giudice contact you to attend the fashion show?
AllAboutTRH: So is it true that you went up to Melissa and as soon as she saw you, she ran to the bathroom?
Vrohidis: No, actually, I was at the bar talking to some friends because a lot of my friends were at this event. I began talking to my friend, Mike, and his wife. We all started walking back over to our table. I happened to see Melissa so I walked up to her and said hello. She looked like she recognized me and seemed very, very embarrassed and shocked. I just said hello and briefly had a conversation with her and then sat down. I stayed for a while and then I left.
AllAboutTRH: Were you there when Joe Gorga came?
AllAboutTRH: Were you there when Melissa’s husband came to the event?
Vrohidis: No, I had left. I received a phone call and had to be somewhere else. I had no idea her husband was coming and had no idea any of that stuff was going to happen. It’s not my place to know that.
AllAboutTRH: I heard you had a microphone on you, is that true?
Vrohidis: Yes I did. I was asked to help promote my friend, John’s, salon and I was at the salon while Teresa was getting her hair done. Everyone in the salon had a mic on them.
AllAboutTRH: I heard Teresa was getting blamed for you being there and you were mic’d because Teresa knew that you used to work with Melissa.
Vrohidis: No. I did not know Teresa at all. Teresa knew nothing about this. When she was at the salon getting her hair done, I introduced myself to her and Kim D was there. I said hello and told her, you know I know your sister in law. She used to work for me. And she was very shocked. I never met the girl before in my life. That was my first time.
AllAboutTRH: What did she respond back to you when you told her Melissa danced at lookers? How did she react?
Vrohidis: I don’t want to say too much but she was very defensive of Melissa and said, “Listen don’t talk about my family like that.” She didn’t like the fact that I mentioned that Melissa and I worked together. I apologized to her repeatedly and told her that I had no idea she didn’t know. You know, I would assume she would know this about her sister-in-law. But you’ll see what happens when it airs.
AllAboutTRH: So she didn’t dance for years?
Vrohidis: No. It wasn’t even for a year. I don’t know what she did before that nor do I know what she did after that. It’s that type of industry where I was concerned solely with that club. Nothing else. My main concern was the bartenders and the bartenders cannot work anywhere else. When they work for you, they can work for you only. On the other hand, entertainers…they can work wherever they want. My friends from ‘Lookers’ did contact me but there also have been people that I have spoken to who claim Melissa tried contacting people from ‘Lookers’ to tell them to say she was only a bartender, not a dancer.
Vrohidis: I wasn’t out to hurt anyone. I just met the girl (Teresa) at the salon and said to her, I know your sister in law. I didn’t know anything was going to happen. I wasn’t trying to be malicious or hurt anyone. That’s not my intention and I’m just not that kind of person.
Vrohidis: You have to understand, bartenders got paid by checks. Dancers were independent contractors that did not get paid by the establishment. It’s different now but she worked a long time ago and that’s how it was back then. When Melissa worked, we didn’t pay the dancers and they didn’t pay us.
Vrohidis: Dancing is not a bad thing so I don’t know why she is denying it. A lot of girls I know that danced have made such a name for themselves. I know dancers who have become nurses and someone who is a lawyer right now. I’m glad to see Melissa do something good for herself. I have nothing against the girl. I barely know her anymore. It was just one of those things, you know. And you will see it all when it airs out. You’ll see how off guard I was when Teresa came back at me and reacted angry. I was completely off guard and you can’t fake or make up stuff like that. I was really surprised. I was just shocked that she didn’t know because I wasn’t trying to hurt anybody.
Vrohidis: She’s going to keep denying it because she’s already denied it so many times. But do a lot of people know? Absolutely. Of course they know.
October 3, 2011
While Bravo cameras rolled, drama ensued for the cast of Real Housewives of New Jersey, but RadarOnline.com has learned it wasn’t all as dramatic as they wanted it to seem — shocker!
Reports claim that Teresa Giudice was part of a scheme to have her sister-in-law’s work history at a strip club exposed while a bunch of the housewives were attending the Posche Boutique fashion show last week.
The drama erupted when Angelo, manager of Lookers Gentlemen’s Club, showed up to the event and it came out that Melissa Gorga had a brief stint working for him years ago — and all fingers were pointed at Teresa and frequent housewives face Kim Depaola when Angelo conveniently showed up.
But Kim’s rep, Matt Martin, exclusively tells RadarOnline.com that neither of the women were involved in “setting Melissa up,” and that Melissa’s husband, Joe Gorga, unfairly attacked Kim D and Teresa.
“Melissa called Joe and he came to the event and confronted Kim D using profanity and aggressive behavior,” Matt said.
“Kim D and Teresa had no prior knowledge of Angelo being there and there were no negative intentions set forth by either party.”
According to Matt, Angelo is an old childhood friend of the La Chateau Allure salon owner’s husband, John Karagiorgis, who asked Angelo to attend the event.
“Angelo was asked to help promote the salon to his ‘clientele’ and met Kim D and Teresa at the salon while they were getting their hair done,” Matt said.
“Upon attending the event, as a paying guest, Angelo reacquainted himself with Melissa and they had a brief conversation.”
As RadarOnline.com previously reported housewife Jacqueline Laurita launched a Twitter rampage against Teresa, blaming her for scheming to brand Melissa as a one-time stripper.
“Teresa told me that ‘rumor’ about Melissa when she first started the show,” Jacqueline tweeted over the weekend. “She wanted her out then. She knew. She plotted it. She played dumb on camera and even defended Melissa.”
And fans of the hit Bravo show are crying foul play, because Angelo was apparently microphoned during the show, which makes it look like a set-up, but Matt tells RadarOnline.com that’s not the case.
“All people from the salon were mic’d, including the models,” he said.
By Rob Shuter, The Huffington Post
September 30, 2011
The filming of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” went crazy this week when Bravo ambushed one of the cast members by arranging for the owner of a strip club where she used to work to show up on camera.
“The ladies were taping a fashion show at Posche,” an insider tells me. “Teresa [Giudice] didn’t want to go because she’s completely over the fake Bravo set-ups; however, no one knew what was about to happen. Melissa [Gorga] was nervous that ex-Housewife Danielle Staub was going to show up, but it turned out the surprise guest would be much more damaging.”
These ladies should know by now that if you have a skeleton in your closet and you go on a reality show, sooner or later it’s going to come out.
“Bravo’s surprise at the fashion show was for Melissa: her ex-boss at Lookers, the strip club she used to work at. No one knew him, no one knew he was coming — although, of course Bravo had a microphone on him — and Melissa ran away from him and refused to film with him,” a witness at the taping tells me.
“The producers made Teresa talk to him to ‘hear him out,’ so his accusations would be aired on camera, but Teresa stopped him mid-story and told him to not talk about her family and left.”
But a Bravo spokesperson strictly denies that producers had any involvement with orchestrating the encounter:
“Bravo was not involved in any set up. Ours cameras document the lives of these ladies.”
Giudice, who then attempted to comfort Gorga, was shrugged off as a distraught Gorga went straight to Caroline Manzo and Jacqueline Laurita for shoulders to lean on.
“Melissa doesn’t want her new besties, Caroline and Jacqueline, to know about her past (including who paid for her fake boobs), so she came back to the table and told everyone that Teresa had set her up,” a Bravo insider tells me.
“Teresa had nothing to do with it, but Jac and Caroline were more than ready to go with it because it makes Teresa look bad. And Bravo will never admit they set it up like they set up Danielle, whose past was also ‘accidentally’ discovered.”
Laurita immediately took to Twitter that night, bashing Giudice, who responded to her with a phone call rather than fighting in such a public way. But the drama didn’t stop with Gorga’s questionable past.
“Jacqueline’s parting shot after she hung up the phone was to text Teresa a photo of [her husband] Joe and [a] mystery lady at dinner and said she was going to leak it to the press to hurt Teresa,” an insider tells me.
And guess what? The picture turned up yesterday!
“Teresa has all these texts. Isn’t it sad and sickening what some people will do?” a friend of Giudice’s asks me.
“What Jacqueline doesn’t know is that Teresa’s laughing about it privately, because she knew about it already. Joe had told Teresa he ran into the girl, a family friend, the night when he went out for drinks with his buddies. The girl has a boyfriend, and I’m pretty sure Joe wouldn’t carry on a big affair at TGI Fridays in Clifton.”
Melissa Gorga Says ‘I Was Never a Stripper Before Housewives’ and Points the Finger at Teresa Giudice, Who She Says Tried to Blame Production
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October 1, 2011
Quicker than you can say “allegedly,” Real Housewives of New Jersey newcomer Melissa Gorga — as well as some fellow castmates — are fighting back against a report that Melissa had previously worked as a stripper long before her Housewives days.
The initial report on The Huffington Post claimed that Gorga was set up during an episode of RHONJ, during which her former boss from “the strip club she used to work at” randomly showed up at a fashion show, causing Gorga to hide so as to not expose her past. Gorga, however, says that the report is wholly inaccurate, saying on her blog:
“As everyone knows we are filming season 4 so there is not too much I can confirm, but there is one thing that I would like to clarify…the accusation that I was once a dancer at a strip club. This is 100% NOT TRUE. I did bartend for a few weeks at a bikini bar while I was in college. My outfit was a tank top, shorts and sneakers. SORRY, no bubbies there.”
She goes on to say that people have “a better chance at seeing some nudity on the episode this Sunday.”
Her former boss at Lookers, Larry Guarino, backed up Gorga’s claims, telling Us:
“She was a bartender for a couple of months years ago, it was such a short time … Lookers was really upscale then too; it wasn’t like she was bartending in some hole in the wall.”
Gorga then goes on to point a finger at Teresa Giudice, who the initial report says tried to intervene at the fashion show which the incident stemmed from. Melissa, who has had very public issues with Giudice on the show, says that,
“Someone desperately wants to knock me down and prove that I have something to hide, but then tries to cover it up by putting the blame on production.”
While Teresa has stayed mum on Twitter in reaction to the drama, Gorga’s castmate Jacqueline Laurita has not been having an easy time with the massive blow-up. She said this week:
“I can’t be part of the Charade anymore.It’s unsettling. It’s disturbing & against what I stand for. I’m a REAL housewife.”
Later, after the emotions settled, she calmed down and wrote:
“I’m pulling back. I’m not going there. I was impulsive. It’s behind & beneath me. Too Unimportant. My life is good now.”
After the Reunion, Teresa Giudice Responded on Twitter to the All the Hubbub Surrounding the Posche Fashion Show, Held on September 27, 2011
On my way home… Loooong day. Wow has Twitter gone crazy.
Wow have some people gone crazy… #sadforthem.
I don’t even wanna go there b/c I don’t fight on twitter not w/ fans, not haters, not w/ mean RTs & def not w/ a friend (ahem) or my family! But the rumors are getting ridiculous.
Let’s get this straight: I LOVE my WHOLE family. Would never do anything to hurt them. xx.
THIS is exactly why I didn’t want my family on the show–people come out of nowhere to try & hurt you. I don’t want my family hurt. Ever.
Breaks my heart that anyone would believe I would be part of something to hurt my family. Fame can mess with your mind. Family is forever.xx.
And for the record: I don’t believe MG was a stripper but I wouldn’t care anyway. (I have lots of ex-stripper friends… ahem…).
She’s the mother of my niece & nephews & part of my family. You’ll see how I defend her in S4. xx #lovemybrother #lovemyfamily
Sorry, it’s NOT true. But you’ll all have to turn in to Season 4 of RHONJ to see what really happens (the truth is actually way scarier…)
Remember when I was supposedly punched in the face? Now supposedly Jacq slapped me. And I hired a male stripper to expose Melissa… LMAO
You know Bravo loves it when bloggers make up crazy stories to get people excited about the show. Aren’t we exciting enough w/o the lies?
According to LynnNChicago’s ‘Inside Source’ (Melissa), Bravo Sent Out a Cast Call Insisting That All the New Jersey Housewives Attend Season 4′s Posche Fashion Show
“Melissa Gorga decided not to attend this year’s festivities for Posche, even posting on Twitter and Facebook that she would pass on this year’s show, but the invitation wasn’t one that she could decline.”
Here is an Excerpt from Lynn’s Blog About the PFS
[Lynn's 'Inside Sources' are well known to be Melissa, the Marco sisters, and Jacqueline]
Little did anyone know that Teresa Giudice and Kim D had big plans for Melissa. The two scheming divas invited a male stripper to attend and the plan was for him to confront Melissa and announce to everyone that Melissa had been a stripper in the past.
Teresa confronted Melissa in the ladies room pretending to be concerned and telling Melissa that she was worried about her because this man was telling everyone that he was a witness to Melissa’s stripping days. Melissa immediately saw right through Teresa’s game and an argument ensued then escalated when Teresa told Melissa that Danielle Staub was on her way to the Posche show to confront Melissa, this was another lie that Teresa made up to try to rattle Melissa. Melissa decided to call her husband.
I’m told that Teresa “Freaked Out” and panicked knowing that her brother was on his way and that he would not be happy with Teresa’s latest stunt. The young man that Teresa and Kim D hired to confront Melissa immediately bolted the Fashion Show as soon as he heard Joe Gorga was on his way, the husbands weren’t supposed to be part of the deal and he had no intention of being confronted by Joe G.
Caroline Manzo was heard saying that she would “Never again support Kim D”. Jacqueline Laurita was disgusted at the news and left the drama behind but she was sure to Tweet her feelings about Teresa’s behavior!
Upon arrival Joe Gorga met first with Kim D who greeted him with “Hi Doll!” but Joe wasn’t in the mood for small talk; he let her have it noting that she was completely trashed and enjoying every minute of the drama. My inside source confirms that Kim D considers it a successful evening as long as Housewives drama is part of the show! Joe is absolutely disgusted with his sister and the family is torn apart once again over Teresa’s latest stunt.
Analysis of Events at the PFS by Blow Sunshine on December 16, 2011
Here’s my summary of events:
Angelo Vrohidis is Johnny the Greek’s (John Karagiorgis) friend, according to ‘a close friend’ who commented about this on Reality Tea. This source then sent this comment as an e-mail to AllAboutTRH, who posted it under ‘Melissa Gorga Settled For Joe.’
So…Angelo and Johnny are friends, and Penny and Johnny are husband and wife. Teresa was at Penny’s salon [Salon La Chateau Allure, not to be confused with Chateau AoB], before the fashion show, as was Angelo. Penny, Johnny and Angelo then attended the fashion show (they are in the photos from the fashion show).
Connect the dots and you can deduce Penny and Johnny had something to do with Angelo being in the salon at the same time as Teresa, just before the fashion show. Penny and Johnny invited Angelo to the salon — with Bravo’s cooperation no doubt (apparently he had on a microphone and was taped at the salon and the fashion show) — so he could ‘expose’ Melissa; however, unbeknownst to them, Bravo (or Melissa) set it up so that Teresa would look like the one responsible for exposing Melissa’s dancer/stripper past.
Melissa ran to the other housewives and called her husband to come to the show (‘coincidently,’ he was just next door!), claiming Teresa set her up. Kim D’s PR guy spoke to RadarOnline to clear Teresa’s name and disprove the allegations (Real Housewives Of New Jersey: No One Set Up Melissa Gorga).
Johnny (@Johnnythegrk) and his wife Penny (@PDKHAIR) started in on Melissa and her PR (Illumination PR) after Melissa’s publicist tweeted something negative about Johnny (or their salon). Then he and his wife went off and had a twitter war with Melissa. The drug comment from Melissa came after AllAboutTRH said she interviewed Angelo Vrohidis, Melissa’s former manager. The interview wasn’t even out yet and Melissa started tweeting that he was lying and had a drug problem (a tweet she later deleted).
Here’s an analysis of what might have happened at the fashion show:
Just before the fashion show, Angelo approached Teresa at Penny’s salon, saying Melissa worked for him as a dancer. Teresa didn’t want to go there, not necessarily to protect Melissa, but to protect her brother and her parents. Teresa tried to warn Melissa when the Bravo producers made her approach Angelo at the fashion show: Melissa caused a big scene, running to the other housewives and calling her husband, saying Teresa and Kim D had something to do with it.
Bravo probably has Teresa’s reaction to Angelo at the salon on tape … next season Bravo could portray Teresa as the villain by choosing not to air the salon tape or they could air it to vindicate Teresa.
Since the facts are being presented in the blogosphere that Teresa was not involved in the ‘setup,’ Bravo may have to change plans about making Teresa the villain. Perhaps they will have a show stopper at the end of season 4 (the fashion show) where Teresa is vindicated.
Caroline, Kathy and Melissa Set Out on a Media Blitz Before Reunion 3 Aired to Convince Viewers That Teresa is a Villain and That She Setup Melissa at the Posche Fashion Show
RHONJ Caroline to Teresa: Don’t Play the Victim (Click Image to Play Video):
Melissa, Caroline and Kathy on The Wendy Williams Show, Talking About Reunion 3:
December 2, 2011
Had Melissa Gorga and her amateur pro-bono publicist not immediately went to the press and reality blogs, claiming Teresa Giudice and her friends tried to “set-up” Melissa – the cryptic housewife would have never ruffled the feathers of a woman who could very well be the biggest liability to Gorga’s simulated image.
The exclusive beauty director of the 2011 POSCHE Fashion Show was none other than Penny Karagiorgis, the owner of New Jersey’s full-service salon and euro spa, “La Chateau Allure.” Penny has a long history with Melissa, and knew Melissa long before her housewife days. In fact, when Melissa was casted for RHONJ, she actually called Penny [who she was not on good terms with her at the time] to boast.
Penny, a well-educated former teacher turned businesswoman, was never a fan of Melissa ever since the self-proclaimed “Christian” worked as a stripper at her family-owned strip club [Looker’s Gentlemen’s Club in Elizabeth].
Melissa must have never took a moment to think about her own skeletons when she made it her mission to “…destroy Teresa Giudice…” As luck would have it, the minute filming began for Melissa she stopped speaking to anyone who knew her well, which included all of her best friends. The reason being? Melissa has much more to worry about than her stripper past. There is a reason Teresa never liked her, but refused to “go there” on the reunion [for her brother]. One of the [many] reasons being *beep*.
However, the major difference between Teresa and Penny, is a filter. Penny is not Joe Gorga’s brother, and therefore has no reason to bite her tongue while simultaneously crying herself to sleep at night. This is evident in the recent Twitter war Penny and her husband [John] were in with Melissa and her unqualified publicist, who has since removed all of her tweets directed at the Bergen County family.
There is much more to Melissa than the Britney Spears character she tries to emulate. Joe did not meet Melissa in the romantic way of which they self-promote. Moreover, Joe Gorga was not even the man who Melissa was truly out for. In fact, the man [Mr. X] who Melissa obsessed over was a very good friend of Penny’s, who Melissa tried to strategically use to receive the approval of Mr. X and his family. That, and much more…
The narcissistic Melissa and Joe Gorga may be coming after the Karagiorgis family in hopes that their bullying tactics will shut them up like it did Tre. However, this family is not stupid, nor desperate, and they know everything about Melissa from the manager who purchased her breast implants down to the hardcore d****s “Missy” and Joe Gorga used in the same party environment that their children were present in [multiple times].
LookersMissesMelissa said on December 3, 2011 at 3:35 PM:
I know John aka John the Greek VERY WELL, we grew up together so trust me when I tell you this email was NOT sent by HIM or his wife Penny. They don’t care to be anonymous and aren’t AFRAID of the Gorgas. I think I know exactly who this is and if it is HER, it doesn’t matter, the point is its ALL TRUE. Melissa definitely picked the wrong person to mess with in Penny. John is a sweetheart and a very good man with ZERO skeletons in his closet…he puts it all put there. I can not WAIT for them to bring it, because THEY WILL. Penny is being considered for season 5, if not already signed on. I will be shocked if the Gorgas don’t run for cover…shocked.
Some believe that the anonymous e-mail above was sent by Will Love, who AllAboutTRH.com interviewed on December 2, 2011 [http://www.allabouttrh.com/allabouttrhinterviewswill/] and who posted a blog on November 29, 2011, exposing Illumination PR and Melissa Gorga [http://www.allabouttrh.com/will-love-exposes-illumination-pr-and-melis sa-gorga/].
Here are some twitter exchanges between Penny Drossos Karagiorgis and Will Love:
PDKHAIR Penny Drossos
@JacLaurita please do. These are becoming ridiculous
DKHAIR Penny Drossos
I refuse for anyone to call me a liar. You have something to say I’m here, I don’t run from anyone! And I Do NOT call bluffs ! Try me!
PDKHAIR Penny Drossos
@skor321 @willloveinc soon very soon going to explode trust me mock me I laugh mock my family n friends you better run!
PDKHAIR Penny Drossos
Love my @WillLoveInc always remember I HAVE YOUR BACK and the REST of the story that no one knows;)
WillLoveInc Will Love
@nonnagabi I am honest. I was hurt but I do feel I stooped to their level by writing the blog. I hope we all learn from it. #NoReason2bully
WillLoveInc Will Love
@lisaslying So true, wasn’t Hitler the one who wrote in his book “the bigger the lie, the more people who will believe it?” #Cattle
WillLoveInc Will Love
@SpicyThaiGirl @belle557 I am glad you all see it for what it is. No malice intent unlike them, I just hit a breaking point with #bullying.
Penny Drossos Explains How She Met Melissa Gorga
April 20, 2012
In an interview with Will Love, salon owner Penny Drossos talked about the Posche Fashion Show on September 27, 2011, and how she knows the ladies of New Jersey – specifically Melissa!
Apparently Penny met them at the New Jersey Mecca – Posche! – where she struck up a friendship with with Kim D, And the rest is history.
As for Melissa, who has maintained that she never met Penny, and doesn’t know her. Penny disputes this; insisting Melissa actually used to get her hair styled at Penny’s salon ‘for years!’
“I’ve known her through mutual friends” Penny explains and from various events. “It’s kinda funny, you don’t know me, yet you’re trying to attack me on Twitter?”
“Don’t have your attorney twitter me insulting things. You have something to say to me, honey, come and find me,” she advises Melissa.
Apparently the day of the Posche Fashion show, all the Housewives were supposed to film at Penny’s salon, but only Teresa and Kim D showed up.
“I know there were arguments between the wives that day,” Penny reveals about the schedule change, adding that no one was being “forced” to get their hair done at La Chateau Allure.
Penny describes that evening as crazy.
“It’s gonna be a firework event; there was no set-up as everybody claims there was. It wasn’t done maliciously. It was, you know, a fluke accident as you wanna say. It’s a small world, a lotta people know people.”
Penny says the event was “harmless” and maintains it wasn’t meant to be an ambush as Melissa has claimed.
“You can’t throw stones when your past isn’t so great,” Penny added. “The truth is the truth and you can’t run from it. I don’t know how I would threaten you, unless you have lies about something and you’re afraid of it coming out.”
“Unfortunately, it did happen in my salon,” she concedes “Without any malicious meaning behind it, as you will see.”
Penny is adamant that Angelo is being honest about his relationship with Melissa and her past.
“There’s no reason to act like you don’t know people who you worked with.”
“She did work for Angelo. He was the manager for Lookers for 13 years. And he’s not retracting his story, no matter how many threats he gets. He did manage her. Somebody would not make up a story or set her up as she’s saying.”
Well… that’s interesting.
Radio Interview with Penny Drossos of Bravo’s ‘Real Housewives of New Jersey’ on WTBQ-FM, April 11, 2012
Because of her Bravo contract for her part in season 4, Penny Drossos Karagiorgis cannot disclose all she knows about filming at her hair salon (Salon La Chateau Allure) and at the Posche Fashion Show on September 27, 2011. Here are her tweets prior to the above radio interview:
Penny Drossos @PDKHAIR
@oldnjlady yes unless it’s things pertaining to this season I can’t get into detail to do the contract I signed
In reply to Meagan Paige
Monday, April 9, 2012
Penny Drossos @PDKHAIR
@OldNJlady I promise this week I will answer anything u guys ask me !! Give me till Wednesday when I’m off ..promise
In reply to OldNJLady
Monday, April 9, 2012
“Penny has a long history with Melissa, and knew Melissa long before her housewife days. In fact, when Melissa was casted for RHONJ, she actually called Penny [who she was not on good terms with her at the time] to boast.”
The quote above is from an e-mail sent to StoopidHousewives. According to StoopidHousewives:
“The sender of the email included Will Love, Penny Drossos and Johnny Karagiorgio’s twitter accounts… read the original Melissa-bashing email sent to SH…HERE. StoopidHousewives called Penny’s salon in November 2011, as the salon name was included in the email. SH spoke briefly with a stunned Penny… obviously, she never expected a phone call! SH was told by Penny that she could not talk about anything! Penny did not confirm nor deny that she was the author of the email; Penny neither confirmed nor denied knowing the author of the email.”
Will Love recently interviewed Penny (video above) about this season’s goings on at the RHONJ… and, again, just as ANY interview with ANY of the Housewives from ANY franchise, there was nothing revealed (other than Penny admires Angelina Jolie) BUT this was to be expected!
NONE of the Housewives or ‘friends’ of the Housewives or anyone who has knowledge, no matter how little, of the Housewives can say anything! They are ALL bound by the iron-clad Bravo non-disclosure contract… Penny signed one of the famous Bravo contracts, so Penny not saying anything in this interview was not surprising at all…
Will Love Talks About Melissa Gorga’s Treatment of Teresa Giudice
Did the Marco sisters and Melissa ever speak badly about Teresa to you?
Yes. Melissa did speak obsessively about Teresa and not positvely. It was very compare-and-contrast, in a manner that has since made me view her as insecurely competitive.
Did you hear that Melissa Gorga was going on RHONJ to attack Teresa?
Yes I did. Throughout last Summer I heard a rival relative was going to come on the program from associates who work within the business.
How well does Melissa know Danielle? When and how did they connect for what purpose?
I have heard that the two [Melissa and Danielle] were speaking casually before the taping of season three and stopped speaking once filming began. I have also heard that, initially, Melissa was actually due to appear on Season 2 as a “supporting role” towards the end of the season, but then became a full-time Bravo housewife [instead].
Do you believe Teresa “set-up” Melissa at the Posche Fashion Show like Melissa claims?
Not at all. I think what came out on camera is information that she [Melissa] was obviously not comfortable dealing with, as we have all witnessed thus far. If you are expecting me to say what I think you want me to say, then maybe you should interview Penny [Penny Drossos Karagiorgis]…
Will Love Exposes Illumination PR and Melissa Gorga
Melissa’s Rep is Illumination PR, Run by Robyn Matarazzo Polay (She Now Just Goes by Robyn Polay):
Robyn WAS ONCE Teresa’s “assistant/publicist” under the now defunct “Entertain Me Westchester, LLC”, but their relationship has long been terminated.
If Melissa wasn’t “copying” everything Teresa, why would the Gorga’s use Teresa’s FORMER publicist?
For a time, Kim G. (in conjunction with Tom Murro) and Melissa Gorga shared the SAME PR at the SAME TIME = Robyn Polay of Illumination PR….
Does everyone remember Kim G. (and Monica C.) coming to the Gorga’s Christmas party? Remember Melissa and Joey “acting” (badly) that they had no idea Kim G. (and Monica C.) were coming and that they didn’t invite either women? Remember Kim G. (and later Monica C.) protesting that they had no idea Teresa would be there and that Bravo had set them all up?….
“Kim G. did not invite me to Melissa’s party,” said Monica Chacon, who is outraged over having been set up for a public fallout. “I went as Kim’s guest after a producer of ‘The Real Housewives of New Jersey’ invited me to a charity event, supposedly with the consent of the hostess, Melissa Gorga.” I was also assured that Teresa would not be at the event since she and Melissa did not get along. Without getting into specifics which are irrelevant at this point, Bravo should be ashamed of themselves for setting someone up who did not sign up to be a part of the show or have a venue with which to defend myself. There are always three sides to every story. But as far I knew, I was simply going as a guest to a charity event. It is unbelievable how everything unfolded.”
“Missy and Bravo TOGETHER invited Kim G with Monica Chacon.”
In the clip below from Melissa’s housewarming party, she first claims, “I don’t even know who the woman [Monica] is, so why is she in my house?” Then she feigns surprise recognition when Kim G says to Melissa, “Say hi to Monica again.” Melissa quickly regroups and says, “I think I met you at the fashion show.”
Annah on April 8, 2012 at 11:27 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:
Melissa was a ‘good girl’ for her Christmas party simply because she wanted to party to be a success. For that one night she wanted to put everything on shelf so she could come out glowing from throwing a ‘fabulous’ party. It was later revealed that Melissa did NOT invite Monica: it was a producer who encouraged her to go. This was acknowledged and agreed upon by all of the ladies involved.
Will Love works with entertainment and NJ/NY media. Will shared the same PR [Illumination PR] as New Jersey Housewife, Melissa Gorga. Will was friends with Melissa and her sisters but is no longer with Illumination PR. The former client of Illumination PR exposes the truth about PR, Melissa Gorga and more.
Here’s part of Will’s story posted on AllAboutTRH.com:
“I remained with ‘Illumination PR’ from April through August of 2011. Very quickly, I began to realize who Robyn [publicist for Melissa; former publicist for Teresa] was and what her ‘business’ was about. Her policy was ‘all play and no work,’ unless it came to tarnishing another’s image. Before signing with ‘Illumination PR,’ Robyn and I had a meeting were she noted what I wanted her assistance with. Throughout my entire time working with her, she did absolutely nothing except bait-and-switch me.
“After Kim D simply expressed her loyalty and friendship to Teresa on multiple occasions, Melissa became furious with Kim. The fact that Kim simultaneously parted ways with Robyn did not help matters either. In retaliation for Kim being a free thinker, Robyn and Melissa began a well thought out smear campaign. I witnessed, at least during half-a-dozen events, Robyn and her friends speak of Kim D as a ‘coke addict,’ ‘drug user,’ and claimed Kim would be out of business within six months.
“Robyn and Melissa even went as far as to contact BRAVO weekly in hopes of persuading them to film the insignificant Fashion & Beauty Week [FWB] as opposed to the annual POSCHE Fashion Show. This was due to the fact that Robyn was successful in blacklisting Kim D and Teresa Giudice from the supposed ‘charity’ fashion event [FWB - see photo below; Teresa and Kim D where not there but the other housewives were]. Therefore, if FWB were filmed over POSCHE, it would appear as though Kim and Teresa were not wanted at an ‘esteemed’ fashion event.”
Click on the link for more at AllAboutTRH.com:
Melissa Gorga is a Lying, Ungrateful, Low-class Witch, as is the Rest of Her Trashy Entourage
Nobody cares what she does — she’s a boring copycat — so she’s gotta talk about Teresa to get some attention. She’s always playing the poor innocent victim. Her true self is coming to light slowly but surely.
Just last week she was quoted in an article, saying that the show brought them [her and Teresa] closer together. What will tomorrow’s story be Melissa? Melissa is a sneaky witch! I am still waiting on the story from the company representing that fancy car to come out saying Melissa was his first choice even though all the ads for months had Teresa’s name and image on them as the host of the event. Too bad Teresa was busy with the final task for CA.
Seriously? Never could have guessed Melissa is this author’s favorite housewife. She/he forgot to ask a question about the stripper rumors or her lip-synching “career.” LOL. Melissa may have the benefit of Bravo edits, but will not have the support of many fans. She’s too transparent and disrespectful. We all know now how she got her start. It’s easy to remember stripping allegations and lies, and using Danielle to get to Teresa… so she could walk/crush on her, disrespect her in-laws, and achieve the fame she so desperately needs. What a piece of work. What’s sad is she does not care, so long as she’s in the spotlight.
Teresa has been put through hell by her jealous family using her and lying about her constantly for their own personal gain. I don’t think many people could handle a lying, manipulative evil person like Melissa well. If I had a Melissa in my life I would go crazy. Melissa never gives Teresa any peace. I’m sorry but I think Teresa had a good heart and I think she is a good person. I think Melissa and Kathy are dirtbags that only care about themselves and are willing to do or say anything to get what they want. I also think that Jaq and Caroline are just as jealous of Teresa as Melissa and Kathy; instead of being happy for Teresa they are lie spreading evil witches. I hope Teresa gets her own show because I fast forward through the rest of the housewives, they are so boring and negative.
Kim Granatell (Kim G) is Writing a Book About Her Experience on the RHONJ
August 8, 2012
Kim Granatell returned to the show in snippets for Season 3. She appeared at Melissa Gorga‘s Christmas party with Monica Chacon and was asked to leave (and was verbally attacked by Caroline). Kim insists the producers put a lot of pressure on her to make that cameo. And they were texting her to appear at this season’s upcoming Posche Fashion Show among other things.
“After what happened to me and Monica at the Gorga’s Christmas party, I knew I would probably be walking into a set up, so I declined,” Kim reveals. “I knew I’d made the right decision the night Jacqueline skipped out on the reunion shoot and showed up at my house in tears; she wanted to see the proof that I was asked to show up at the fashion show, so I showed her the proof she needed.”
“Jacqueline had a friend drop her off, I’m assuming because she didn’t want her husband or any of the Manzo’s to know she was at my house or that we were still friends.”
“Jacqueline [was] telling me that she hated Teresa Giudice, and that I had been right about her all along,” Kim insists. “She was crying and completely broken over the mess the show had become and I was comforting her.”
“That was the last time I saw her, even though we don’t have issues with each-other,” Kim adds. “It’s a tough gig.”
Kim believes the worst part is the way the Housewives misrepresent themselves.
“Most of that bunch don’t have a pot to piss in or a window to throw it out of,” Kim says, calling out her bankrupt and financially unstable former castmates.
“They pretend to be something they’re not, they owe everybody, their landscapers, their accountants, even the caterers that throw those fancy parties haven’t been paid, and that’s just not what I’m about. I am who I am, I don’t have that sense of entitlement, I believe in paying my bills.”
Perhaps that’s why they didn’t hire you Kim?
Jacqueline Laurita Is a Disloyal Friend Who Betrayed Teresa Guidice By Sharing Personal Feelings Told to Her in Confidence
RHWGossip Exclusive Chat with Jacqueline Laurita! A Few Big Answers on Season 4!
January 14, 2012
“As we know Teresa has taken a lot of heat for the Posche Fashion Show issue. There have been countless blogs and hundreds of disputes over whether or not she set Melissa up to be confronted by Angelo Vrohidis.
“Apparently, Teresa will be off the hook ! There are others involved which we will not know of until the show airs, but Jacqueline did say Teresa will appear INNOCENT of any wrongdoing in regards to the set up!
[Jac is implying that although Bravo will show Teresa as innocent, she really isn't.]
“Jacqueline however does not believe Teresa is completely innocent and that it will all come out in due time. According to Jac, she does not want to rekindle any kind of friendship with Teresa but would like to end the fighting and drama. She wants peace between them and nothing more.”
From Jacqueline’s tweets:
More Tweets from Jacqueline
Jacqueline not only called Teresa “scum” on October 1, 2011, but she also posted the text messages she sent to Teresa warning her about the image that was about to leak. After posting those texts, Jacqueline then made the following tweets -
“Teresa put out an article that I text her and threatened to release those pictures and I didn’t! I wanted to prove that. Teresa is scum!”
“What until u hear the rest.There is much more but I’m letting it all unravel little by little all on it’s own.No more talk about it!”
If you read the cast tweets, you know that Jacqueline has told us that she cannot be a part of this “charade” of a show any longer. She’s said it has made her physically and emotionally sick. She’s told us after the Posche fashion show that she would not attend the taping of the reunion. When she came to her senses a few days later, she told us she cannot tell us anything more until season 4 airs. But then she took to Twitter again on October 16, 2011 – while the reunion was airing – and essentially narrated the entire conversation, calling Teresa an insincere liar from start to finish, as you can see below. Keep in mind that prior to this, on May 23, 2011, Jacqueline stated in her Bravo blog that “Teresa never talked that much about her brother or Melissa with me”, so she was lying then or she is lying now, but either way, Jacqueline is a liar and therefore you cannot believe anything she says:
“Why did her own brother call her garbage? And the banging on the table thing? Must be a Gorga trait. Something in their DNA maybe? It just wasn’t adding up. Was I missing something? Teresa never talked that much about her brother or Melissa with me. I’d seen them at all of her parties, but never noticed if they talked to each other. I think I just assumed that all was well. Up until this point I hadn’t heard anything that would make me think there were such deep issues between her and her brother that he would call her garbage.” – Jacqueline Laurita, May 23, 2011, Second Bravo Blog for Season 3
Jacqueline is Very Quick to Become Allies with Outsiders
It’s funny how Jacqueline seems to take sides with all of the shady and two-faced people and turn on her family/long time friends. First Dina, now Teresa. And she wants to question and lecture Teresa on loyalty!?
“No! 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
From Us Weekly:
None of us know the whole story, however it seems as though Mrs. Laurita is very quick to speak and become allies with an outsider. First with Danielle, she spoke before knowing the whole story and went against her family in order to defend Danielle. How did that work out? The minute Danielle went after Dina’s daughter Jac should have cut off ALL contact, period.
Now we have this Melissa scandal, sounds like the workings of Bravo to me, sorry. I think Teresa may have her faults, but I cannot see how exposing this would benefit her at this point.
What stands out to me are these facts: Why would anyone stay friends with Kim G? At Melissa’s party when the conversation turned to Teresa, Jac’s ears perked up while Melissa said NO, we will not speak about Teresa’s business here.
For someone who claims they don’t like drama, Jac seems to always plop herself in the middle of it, surrounding herself with people like Danielle or Kim G who hurt, and then gives them chance to continue the hurt. Seems like maybe this was done in reaction to being told she wasn’t bringing enough drama and was in line to get the boot from Bravo. Either that or we are just a bunch of idiots who believe this nonsense these ladies bring us. I say Dina is the smartest one and her new show is fun, creative and enjoyable.
Jacqueline Laurita Slams Teresa Giudice! Calls Her a ‘Liar’ and ‘Hypocrite’
Team Me on March 3, 2012 at 9:36 am said on AllAboutTRH.com:
Looking at the video, I am reminded of a Jacqueline I once liked; however, I need only google to remind myself of the “real” Jacqueline.
Below is the link for the first time I realized that Jacqueline is a drama stirring, two faced, nasty, disloyal, cruel friend. This is the blog that she wrote last year that crucified Teresa.
I have deconstructed Jacqueline’s bullshit comments and accusations as well. This is just excerpts as the original mysteriously disappeared from Bravo’s website.
1. The reasoning for this blog was because of a comment Teresa wrote on her blog which Reality Tea provided an excerpt. Unlike what Jax implied, the invite that Teresa gave Danielle to that party was Bravo promoted, as it was the end of the season party; she had to be there, period.
2. Danielle had issues with Dina and Caroline and never once had anything to say about Teresa until she realized that Teresa was aligned solidly with the Manzos. Teresa and Dina and Jac were friends for years, and of course if Dina and Jacs had a tiff Tre wouldn’t choose sides, as she was equally loyal to them both. How is that equivalent to choosing the sides of strangers over your friend? Strangers that plotted and schemed to hurt your friend at that.
3. Teresa was not pissed about the singing and the baking….she was PISSED that her family used her and schemed with her enemies to blindside her to get to the singing and baking. All to get their 15 minutes to pimp these two avenues for money. Of course all the housewives get on to curve a financial path for themselves…..but the only difference is Kathy and Melissa threw Tre under the bus and ran her over a few times to get it. It has nothing to do about jealous and more to do about what family will do to you to get their piece of the pie.
5. As far as Danielle goes, if my relative plotted against me with Danielle, you’re damn right I would want to know what transpired. As far as reaching out to Danielle, I remember Jacqueline tweeting up a storm, during the reunion prior to this, to Danielle and even sending her a forgiveness email. Danielle has hurt Jacqueline’s SIL since the beginning yet she never closed that door and actually stood behind Danielle. The only time Jacqueline actually slammed the door on Danielle is when she tried to sue Ashley. Then let’s not forget Kim G. Jacqueline tweeted and even went to the house of Kim G knowing how disgusting and dangerous this women is. Why would you open the door to someone like Kim G Jacqueline.
Oh yeah…your a hypocrite and a pot stirrer. Jacqueline knew Kim G and that Murro guy [pictured above with Jacqueline on March 8, 2012] sent the pictures of Joe Guidice cheating [see below, 'The Leaked Photo of Joe Giudice at TGIFridays'], she knew that Kim G has said nasty things about Caroline, Kim G went to court with Danielle to press charges against Ashley, Kim G brought Monica Chacon to meho’s party…..yet Jacqueline talks, tweets and engages Kim? Jacqueline interviewed and even retweeted the guy that sent those photos of Joe Guidice to the gossip mags……um yeah. I am guessing that is why Teresa felt that Jacqueline was involved in the photo scandal as she is so buddy buddy with the culprits who hurtfully did this.
6. If you notice Jacqueline’s blogs and tweets even prior to her fall out with Teresa, she tweets links to Melissa’s On Display several times, reminds people of gigs Mel is doing etc. Never once did I see her tweet or blog anything Teresa is doing…not even her cookbook. Same goes for Caroline. Interesting that Jacqueline states that Teresa is jealous of people’s success, or not happy when someone is doing something… cause I have never seen Jacqueline give a shout out to Teresa. Guess Jacqueline was looking in the mirror when making that remark.
7. As far as Jacqueline stating that Teresa is asking for public sympathy and how she is “good” and making money and acting like everything is fine…..ummm and your point is? Why does Jacqueline care so much how Teresa is handling her situation……it’s her mess and she will deal with it the way it works for her. In my opinion she is working her as off. Those book signings are all of the country, not just Jersey. She worked 16 hour days at Apprentice. She is raising four daughters and has worked out a schedule that gets her home in enough time before her kids are back home. She has a lot of business opportunities that she is cultivating. She is not on twitter all day starting shit with people and complaining.
Teresa is the type of person who does not like to show people that she is down or weak. I have never heard or seen her complain; in actuality, Tre acts as if she is not even in financial trouble or her husband is not dealing with criminal stuff. When Andy asked her about her financial stuff she acted like she didn’t know what he was talking about. So pray tell how is she asking for sympathy…when she won’t even admit half the stuff she is going through Jacqueline? She probably sits in a quiet place in her house and deals with it in private. People like Teresa refuse to let her enemies see her down. Right or wrong, that is how she is dealing with it….and it’s been working for her.
8. Finally, Jacqueline wrote this hateful and hurtful blog to embarrass Teresa publicly. She then went on Twitter to further humiliate Teresa. During this time is when I saw the real Jacqueline. Teresa’s comments regarding how she stuck by Jacs and Caroline during Danielle did not warrant this savage attack. Jacqueline is someone I would NEVER trust, and if I were Teresa I would not even be in the same room as her. Not once did Teresa attack her like that through twitter or her blog. I am sure they had words privately, but to publicly humiliate a friend of ten years like that was just gross to me.
Ugh….Over it. on March 30, 2012 at 4:41 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:
JACQUELINE LAURITA PLEASE READ:
“A real friend is someone who tries to pick you up when you’ve fallen; and if they can’t pick you up, they lay down right beside you.”
This quote explains why people are so disgusted by your behavior toward Teresa. From your continuous nasty tweets about Tre, you abrupt lovefest with Mego (especially since only a few weeks ago you claimed not to really hang out or speak to her much) and your vicious blogs and involvement with people who have hurt Teresa (Tom Murro and Kim G)…..you continue to showcase the dark side of yourself. Loyalty is not even in your vocabulary.
Kate (NOT the ignorant Tre-hating “kate”) on March 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm said on AllAboutTRH.com:
Remember that scene when Jacqueline goes over to Kim G’s house and just sticks her fingers in her ears while Kim talks bad about Tre? What the hell was that? She had already seen Kim G flip loyalty to Danielle and go with Danielle to court when she was suing Ashley. She had already seen Kim G bring Monica Chacon to Melissa and Joey’s party only to get kicked out by the Manzos while screaming like a banshee. What could Jac possibly want from Kim G when she is a known trouble maker and famewhore? The only answer I have is that Jac herself does, in fact, crave drama and wants to appear to be the peacemaker while really just stirring the pot that would have been better left alone.
Lena1 on 23 Mar, 2012 at 10:45 am said at Reality Tea:
Now Jacqueline, I want to know what Teresa did to HER, not anyone else but to HER. I think Jacqueline involved herself in all the drama, got all caught up in gossip and nastiness, and turned her back on her friend. I think she also was pressured by Caroline to end all relationship with Teresa.
Lena1 on 22 Mar, 2012 at 8:35 pm said at Reality Tea:
Teresa never sided against Jacqueline for Dina when they had their issues.. Jacqueline even said that in her blog. Teresa was friends to both always, and really she was friends with Dina the longest. Jacqueline said that she respected Teresa for not taking sides but just listening to her vent and being a friend… That is what you do: you do not get involved, you just listen, cause one day the sister/ sister, sister in law/ sister in law will be ok.
Lady T on 22 Mar, 2012 at 7:29 pm said at Reality Tea:
Jacqueline’s story line is to be all up in Teresa’s business. Caroline is well known for giving unsolicited advice, and from the looks of things Jacqueline thinks this her new role too.
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