Melissa Gorga Says She is Officially Done With Teresa Giudice; Teresa Says She’s Over the Made-up Drama; Kim D’s Conflicts with Melissa Started When She Hired Her Former PR Person; Posche Fashion Show Will Be Held at the Brownstone on October 2, 2012
September 21, 2012 72 Comments
“If you pay attention I believe Melissa’s face said it all. Clearly she knew who that man was when he introduced himself, but she pretended like she didn’t. What’s even funnier is that she doesn’t remember him, and pretends she’s never worked for him but her husband and sister are defending “there’s nothing wrong with being a stripper/dancer” on twitter as the show is airing. Bottom line is her past came out and instead of owning up to it she makes it seem like Teresa’s trying to make her look bad. What’s so bad is that she accuses Teresa of being the one to messed it all up once they were all good again, but if that make up was truly sincere on her part she would’ve given Teresa the BENEFIT of DOUBT, at least that night. Instead she caused a big scene. I honestly don’t believe Teresa tried to make Melissa look bad.” – mu_doc, September 20, 2012, Garden Statement Bravo Blog
“Yeah why so much drama from Melissa if she was just a bartender.” – Eizz64, September 21, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog
“If Melissa was just a bartender like she says, then why, when Angelo approached her and said “HI”, couldn’t she just say hi back and introduce him as a guy she worked with when she was tending bar in college? Why get freaked out? And considering she is now dancing on stage in skimpy outfits in a provocative way, why would dancing in a club when she was seven years younger and single bother her anyway? Just don’t understand what all the fuss is about.” – mountainclimber, September 20, 2012, Garden Statement Bravo Blog
“Now this is all much clearer – the supportive sister-in-law, mending fences, reconciling a brother and sister. This all built up to this ridiculous incident where someone comes up to you – says hello – and someone else tips you off – Jacqueline – that you are being set up. Confusion and accusations ensue with Teresa, once again, looking like a deer in headlights. You go to a magazine and get your cover – now I get it. Teresa is the only innocent one in the bunch – even Caroline, who never goes to these events, was on hand to see you get ‘set-up’.” – Carmella84, September 21, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog
“Melissa’s supporters believe that Teresa should have told Melissa what Angelo said. Well, she did (in the bathroom at the PFS), and she got in a big mess.” – Liza4Teresa, September 21, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog
The key point: Teresa didn’t know the master plan and that Angelo was going to be at the fashion show, so she had no reason to warn Melissa – as far as she knew, the setup had been directed at her at the salon, putting her in an awkward position while Kim D talked to Angelo about Melissa’s past. The event transpired, and there was nothing she could do to stop it or change it – it was producer-driven and all she could do was ask them not to talk about her family, and when they persisted, remove herself from the situation, which she did. She probably thought she had time to tell Melissa and Joe off camera what happened before it aired (a year later). Had she called Melissa right then, while taping season 4, to tell her what had transpired, she would have got in a big mess with her brother just like she did when she told him she heard rumors that Melissa would leave him for a richer man. They always twist things and accuse her of having malicious intentions – look how they immediately blamed her for the setup at the PFS when all Angelo said was ‘hi’ and then asked Melissa if she remembered him – he didn’t say, ‘Do you remember working for me as a dancer at Lookers’ gentlemen’s club’?
According to a RHONJ post production supervisor for season 4, “the other cast were angry with Teresa for not letting Melissa know what was going to happen, but she was told not to by producers because they wanted a ‘reaction shot’ from Melissa — so either way, Teresa lost out. “
Melissa Gorga Says She Isn’t Forgiving Teresa Because She Is Ruining Her Financially
Melissa has reached a new low in the lies she spreads about Teresa Giudice. I don’t believe anything she is telling the tabloids. And when the cast accused Teresa of saying negative things about them to the tabloids, they were lying. The tabloid stories featuring Teresa on the cover were never about her cast mates; they were about Teresa, and she was quoted answering questions about herself — the quotes from other cast members came from the show or their blogs and interviews, not from Teresa. But Melissa’s tabloid stories are about Teresa — the only way she can get a tabloid to feature her is to talk bad about her. Melissa is assassinating Teresa’s character to advance her own career … Melissa is the one trying to hurt Teresa financially.
Melissa is a proven liar and deceiver, and the truth is not in her. She is morally bankrupt, and destruction and misery are in her ways.
Here is what Melissa told Us Weekly as reported by WetPaint and Examiner.com on September 20, 2012:
“She fooled me for the last time. If she admitted she set me up, I would hear her out. But if I forgave her, who’s to say she wouldn’t strike again? I’m not going to take the chance of letting her hurt me. I’m officially done.”
The Real Housewives of New Jersey fans will get to see why Melissa Gorga isn’t speaking with Teresa Giudice anymore on Sunday’s season finale. But Melissa explains that there are more reasons behind her decision to step away from Teresa, according to a new “Wetpaint Entertainment” report released on Sept. 20.
According to the report, it isn’t just what Teresa said when she forgot that she was wearing a microphone that has Melissa angry. She claims that Teresa did much more to her and her husband Joe, including affecting their financial situation.
According to the report, Melissa Gorga has opened up about her sister-in-law betrayal and how she is coping with the current season, since she is reliving everything again.
“It was vindictive and disgusting,” Melissa explains of the fashion show drama yet to come. “What Teresa did was like stabbing a knife in my back.”
However, since the fashion show, things have gotten worse even though Melissa has tried to make peace several times for the sake of her husband.
“I had some club appearances booked and she called the owner and said, ‘Don’t give her another appearance. Don’t pay her.’ The owner called me up and was like, ‘Teresa is literally screaming at me’,” Melissa Gorga has revealed about Teresa’s behavior when the cameras weren’t rolling. “She’s trying to hurt us as much as she can financially,” Melissa added.
And while Melissa claims she is “officially done,” her husband is trying to come to a realization that his sister isn’t as supportive of him anymore.
According to Us Weekly/WetPaint, when asked how Joe was coping with everything, Melissa revealed,
“He has a really hard time forgiving her because he’s so sick and tired of her bashing us. It breaks my heart.”
Teresa Giudice on Strippergate: ‘Big F—— Deal’
The NJ ‘Wife says she had no involvement and that it’s not worth the fuss.
Bravo’s The Dish
September 18, 2012
Teresa Giudice wants you to know a few things: 1. She had nothing to do with the “Strippergate” moment from this week’s shocking Real Housewives of New Jersey episode, and 2. It’s really not that big of a deal anyways.
In her blog this week, Teresa at length tackles all of the accusations that she had a hand in allegedly setting up her sister-in-law Melissa Gorga for the awkward ambush you saw on Sunday.
“I think you can see I was sincerely uncomfortable at this strange guy trying to talk to me about Melissa’s past,” Teresa writes, saying that Angelo “really did think I knew about her past — which I didn’t, I still don’t, and I, like the rest of America, don’t care! … The whole situation just felt weird, so I took myself out of it. I can’t keep track of all the people Melissa has pissed off in our town, but I am not going to be a part of it.”
Teresa also questions why the others involved would think she took part in setting up Melissa.
“First of all, I don’t play like that. For better or worse, what you see with me is what you get. I don’t scheme and plot and try and twist people’s minds and opinions about things. I don’t bash people on Twitter, have my sisters and mothers and daughters pick fights with people on social media, I’m just not about that. You know who does that sort of thing. They always have and they always will … Second, I have nothing to gain from exposing Melissa. She is my parent’s only daughter-in-law, she goes by our family name “Gorga.” Why would I want anything bad out there about a Gorga?”
Having dealt with the whole blow-up, Teresa says she’s “so over all of this backwards, made-up drama” and that in the longrun, she doesn’t think there’s a fire burning beneath all of the smoke.
“I’m not gonna lie, I don’t really see what the big deal is here. Someone Melissa used to work with said ‘hi’ to her at a fashion show and then left. I don’t know what his intentions were, if he thought it was funny, but seriously, big f—ing deal … the whole thing was a big fat nothing. The entire scandal is that maybe Melissa danced? I’m sorry, but after all the hype, it doesn’t even look like a set-up to me, more like a let-down. I have to say it again: big f—ing deal.”
Kim D’s Conflicts with Melissa Started When She Hired Kim D’s Former PR Person
Kim DePaola gave an exclusive interview with RumorFix, calling out Melissa’s sisters for bullying her on Twitter. According to RumorFix:
Kim says she got confrontational on Twitter because Melissa should express her concerns to her face-to-face. Kim explained:
“On Twitter, Melissa was insinuating why would Teresa still shop here if I did that to Melissa? The last time I saw Melissa, she and Joe were very cordial and very apologetic for what happened at the fashion show. So when I saw her on Twitter — and when her sister started to attack me — I was like, ‘Wait a minute, you had your chance two weeks ago [at the reunion], why didn’t you do it then? Why didn’t you say it to my face?’ I don’t take kindly to that. If you want to say something, you say it to my face. When her sister said, ‘I want to run into you hotshot’ [on Twitter], well I’m at Posche all by myself today. I don’t see anybody waiting outside my door. That’s why I said you know where I am.”
This is Melissa’s tweet that Kim was referencing:
”Can’t understand why Teresa still promotes Kim D’s store.” – Melissa Gorga, September 16, 2012, Twitter
Kim also talked about her friend Teresa, saying,
“I have never seen Teresa shift. Melissa’s really good at making people believe one thing. She’s very, very good at being an actress. I have seen her lie so explicitly to me. She’s acting. Teresa is the real deal. What you see is what you get. Melissa and her cousin Kathy [Wilkie] got on this show to attack Teresa. That’s how they got a contract. They came on to attack Teresa.”
Kim says her conflicts with Melissa started a while ago when the reality star hired Kim’s former PR person.
“[The PR rep] starts working for Melissa and went on a rampage about me. Melissa started promoting this other store that keeps calling themselves the real Posh. I planned my fashion show last year for September 27th. Not five minutes later there was the other Posh fashion show — October 27th — with Melissa’s face promoting it. You want to go there and attack my business? There’s going to be problems. This is the way I make a living. I don’t have a rich husband. You want to go there? Then we’re gonna go there,” Kim continues.
Finally, Kim claims Melissa’s family (including Melissa’s sister, Lysa Marco-Simpson) is cyber-bullying her based on tweets she has been receiving.
Here are the tweets between Kim D and Melissa and her sister Lysa (screen shots at RumorFix):
@melissagorga keep your little mouth shut baby doll. u don’t wanna experience my wrath.”
@melissagorga hey baby doll, why didn’t u say all the shit you’re running out of your mouth 2 weeks ago? stick to your night job hot shot ”
@LysaSimpson you know where to find me. lets see some bite with all that barking”
I hope I run into you Hot shot @KimDPosche
nothing is as much of a closet as the one that houses the many skeletons of your sister !
is that a closet or a boutique?”
We are going to love when all of you see the apology from @melissagorga and @joegorga to @KimDPosche!!!
“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 [IlluminationPR, Melissa's PR person at the time] 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. Therefore, if FWB were filmed over POSCHE, it would appear as though Kim and Teresa were not wanted at an ‘esteemed’ fashion event.” [Top Six Reasons Kim D is Behind the Posche Fashion Show Setup Exposing Melissa Gorga’s Past as an Exotic Dancer (click the link and search the keywords 'top six reasons')]
Kim D’s Next Posche Fashion Show Will Be Held at the Brownstone on October 2, 2012; Teresa and Kim D Dined at Angelo’s in Little Italy on September 20, 2012