Teresa Giudice Clears Up Rumors and Releases Jacqueline Laurita’s Text Messages; More Crafty Editing by Bravo Uncovered — Jacqueline Lied to the Viewers in a ‘Voice Over’
September 28, 2012 186 Comments
Teresa Giudice published a notice on her website on September 28, 2012, and gave an interview with The Huffiington Post to put an end to the ‘crazy accusations’ being thrown at her by Melissa Gorga and Jacqueline Laurita, particularly the story Melissa conjured up a week ago about Teresa ‘roughing her up’ at Gia’s birthday party nine months earlier, in January 2012, and the story Jacqueline recently told Anderson Cooper about Teresa not showing her support for Nicholas’ autism diagnosis.
By Teresa Giudice, TeresaGiudice.com
Friday, September 28, 2012 at 11:56AM
I wanted to take a minute to thank you all for your support. I am blown away! I don’t want anyone to get in a Twitter war or be mean to anyone (that’s why I don’t tweet mean comments myself or even RT mean comments people send me about my family or cast members), but I really do appreciate all of the honest love and support.
I thought taping the Reunion was bad enough, but the crazy accusations being thrown at me this week are insane. You know I don’t usually comment on rumors about me but when a lie comes right out of a cast member’s mouth and involves our children, I cannot sit back. So yes, I did give a statement to AOL about Melissa’s “roughing her up” story: http://huff.to/SICJkp And no, I’m not suing anyone, I’m not about that.
I also never said I was going to sue Jacqueline or that she “threatened” me over text. I got flustered and frustrated on a live TV show and said I was thinking about going to the cops over her crazy texts. I never wanted to talk about the texts at all, but she told Anderson Cooper when she was on his show that I didn’t “reach out” to her about Nicholas’ autism. That led to horrible stories about how mean I am, but I ignored them because I knew it wasn’t true. Then I went on his show and he questioned me about it and the story got bigger…
So I want to clear it up directly with you, right here, right now. Here’s the thing: Jacqueline’s big “reveal” about Nicholas wasn’t news to me — I knew like the other Housewives did during the season. And I supported her through it all for months in person. She asked me not to talk about it on camera, and even though I was asked to, I did not.
When she decided to announce it to the public in People magazine, she had a business associate call to tell me. I guess because she was afraid she’d seem hypocritical for going after me all season for putting my family in magazines. I told the woman on the phone to please relay my good wishes to Jacqueline and Nicholas. I did also wish her well via text. I guess Jacqueline admitted that in a statement Anderson read to me yesterday, but said it wasn’t enough. I’m sorry, I don’t know what I else I can do. I was there in person, I respected her wishes, I wished her well twice…
I don’t know why but Jacqueline put up a few of her texts between us on Twitter and now they are news stories… I’m sick of this whole thing, physically sick, but I want you to have the entire story, so here are all of the texts. Draw your own conclusions. I haven’t deleted any texts from me–I usually just ignore them but they keep on coming! I did black out the names of other people though b/c I don’t think they deserve to be dragged into this. They are people we both know or people I used to work with or know that I didn’t know Jacqueline knew. She last contacted me last Friday at 1 in the morning, and yes, it does give me the chills, and yes, I wish she would stop.
I haven’t contacted her back and I won’t because I really do want this to end. I truly wish her and her son and her whole family nothing but the best! I don’t want any of my fans to bash Jacqueline or her mother or nieces or whoever else on Twitter. Believe me, I feel your support and I know you feel my frustration. Instead maybe just say a prayer for all of us. xx
Update on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 2:26PM by Teresa Giudice:
I am NOT trying to keep this going, only end it– that’s why I posted the ENTIRE thing, all texts from her and me since April, so it would just be done. No teasing, no bits, just done. Sorry it looks like the texts are choppy but I had to take pics of them on my phone and then email them to myself and cut her phone number off the top of every screen. I didn’t leave anything out. It’s a huge one-sided conversation Jac is having with herself and it doesn’t make sense to me either. I just wanted to clear up that I’m not suing, I didn’t say she was “threatening” me, I want my fans to stay drama-free and fabulous, and that I wish everyone the best. To me that’s honest and mature. Sorry if you disagree. xx
Melissa continued her smear campaign against Teresa after the final episode of season 4 premiered, interviewing with Wendy Williams and Anderson Cooper and elaborating on her claims in Us Weekly that Teresa “roughed her up” at Gia’s Birthday Party in January 2012:
RumorFix reported on the story, interviewing an eyewitness who says Melissa is lying:
On The Wendy Williams Show, Melissa Gorga said that her sister-in-law Teresa Giudice “roughed her up,” but an eyewitness tells RumorFix exclusively that’s not true!
The Real Housewives of New Jersey star claims the incident happened at Gia’s birthday party last year. But Elvira Grau, who is a New Jersey party planner, tells RumorFix correspondent Real Mr. Housewife,
“Teresa never laid a hand on Melissa.”
Elvira, who reportedly turned down a role on RHONJ, adds,
“I promise you that if — in fact — there was an altercation, with so many people present, this would have surfaced sooner than now.”
“Teresa was annoyed at Melissa trying to give Teresa’s kids Christmas presents to her during the birthday party, when Melissa really should have given them [to the kids] herself in person at the house and not at Gia’s birthday party at Space Odysssey USA many months later. Teresa asked Melissa politely to please drop off the gifts at the house, so the kids could see their aunt and cousins.
“To Teresa, it’s not physical presents but the thought to the kids. Teresa wanted Melissa’s attention to be to the kids and spending time, not the actual presents. Teresa even said ‘My kids don’t need any more presents, they need their cousins’ which I thought was beautiful,” Elvira told us.
“The truth is that Melissa is trying to paint Teresa as this horrible villain that twists wrists and that’s simply not the truth. Teresa is hurting right now because of all this family drama. It’s killing her parents! She didn’t want to be on the show with her family because she always knew Melissa would stoop this low. It’s so sad. Her nightmares came true. Melissa’s insecurity gets the best of her, unfortunately,” she said defending Teresa.
Grau also added,
“I want America to know that Teresa is the most loving and fun person who loves her husband, kids, parents, and friends. We spent four days over Labor Day weekend together and I wish America saw the true Teresa — in the kitchen with her parents cooking the most delicious Italian food, serving, and cleaning. They are a real old school Italian beautiful family.”
Grau owns Space Odyssey USA in Englewood, NJ, which hosts both children and adult birthday parties, as well as other private events.
RumorFix has reached out to Melissa’s reps for comment.
“At 4:27 in the video above, The View’s Joy Behar asks if there’s been any violence: the last words out of Melissa’s mouth are, ‘No violence, no.’ The View segment was filmed June 6, 2012, about five months AFTER the January 29, 2012 party in question.” – Chris Stark (@stark3923)
The Huffington Post reported on Teresa’s response to the “roughing up” accusations:
Teresa Giudice is disputing her sister-in-law’s accusation that Giudice attacked her, saying it was the other way around.
“I usually don’t comment on stories about me, but I cannot ignore Melissa Marco’s vicious lie that I assaulted her at my own children’s birthday party while she was holding my baby nephew,” says Giudice. “It is completely untrue in every way. To make such a horrible accusation that involves our children is beyond despicable and speaks to her true character.”
Melissa recently did a round of interviews, including an Us Weekly cover and an appearance on Wendy Williams’ show, where she had some tough criticism for Giudice. However, Giudice and her friends refuse to remain silent over accusations that she “roughed up” anyone.
“This supposedly happened at Gia and Milania’s very big, very public joint birthday party in January,” a friend of Giudice tells me. “The party was at Space Odyssey, owned by Elvira Grau, who was with Teresa the entire time. Elvira has publicly tweeted that it’s untrue. It was a very public party with a hired photographer there. No one saw them do anything but talk. They didn’t even hug because Melissa was holding her baby, so Teresa just kissed the baby. If anything had happened, why didn’t Melissa immediately go to the press about it then? She puts every other little complaint on Twitter. Nothing.”
In what is expected to be the most dramatic “Real Housewives” reunion of all time, viewers will get to see for themselves how bad things have gotten between these two family members.
“Melissa lost it at the reunion and put her hands on Teresa,” one Bravo insider tells me. “Teresa started yelling that she was going to ‘sue’ Melissa, but has not taken any legal action yet.”
Fame-Whorgas Uncovers More Crafty Editing by Bravo to Deceive Viewers
In a voice over in season 4, episode 19, Jacqueline lied to the viewers (just like Melissa lied in her talking head in season 4 episode 18) when she recorded the following to be edited into the scene at Posche, which was taped just before September 27, 2011:
“We’re going to have a play date with Teresa and her kids.”
The play date at the Giudice home (where the kids played in the blowup pool/slide while Jacqueline isolated herself on the swing with Nicholas) aired later in episode 19, just after Jacqueline and Caroline visited Posche; however, the play date is out of sequence — it occurred in July 2011 (after field day at Jacqueline’s house and sometime before Jamie Laurita’s wedding on July 23, 2012). Jacqueline and Caroline’s visit to Posche, where they shopped for and discussed the upcoming Posche Fashion Show, was in late September 2011, just before the fashion show on the 27th.
“Teresa said to Melissa when she picked up the girls to go to the spa that they should have a ‘play date’ next week, and Melissa said okay!!” [twitterfiend]. This gathering in Teresa’s yard is the ‘play date’, which came just after the trip to Sweet & Sassy on July 11, 2011, and before Jamie’s wedding on July 23, 2011.
In the photos below from Bravo’s website (in sequence as aired by Bravo), Jacqueline is wearing a hooded sweatshirt as she talks to Kim D in Posche about seating arrangements for the fashion show; a subsequent scene shows the Gorga and Giudice children in Teresa’s yard wearing swimsuits and playing in a pool while Jacqueline sits in a swing with Nicholas.
In the photos from episode 19 below, notice the construction behind Jacqueline as she sits on the swing — this looks like the beginning stages of the garage built by Joe and Pete Giudice, so Fame-Whorgas searched earlier episodes looking for photos of the Giudice girls with their dad stuccoing the garage, but instead stumbled across photos from episode 6 that matched photos from that play date featured in episode 19.
Bravo twisted the timeline again to fit their storyline that Melissa and Teresa were getting along fine right before the Posche Fashion Show; and they used Jacqueline’s talking head interview recorded in 2012 to make Jacqueline’s self-imposed isolation during the play date (taped in July 2011) appear to be because she still didn’t trust Teresa’s motives even though they had just rekindled their friendship on the California trip (taped in late August/early September 2011).
In summary, the play date footage included in episode 19 (part 1 of the season finale at the September 27, 2011 Posche fashion show) was not filmed in late September 2011 as Bravo would like viewers to believe, but in July 2011, just after the field day at Jacqueline’s house where Caroline and Jacqueline reprimanded Gia. In the play date scene, Jacqueline is still upset about what she did to Gia at field day (she addressed it with Teresa earlier in the scene — last photos below for episode 6 — and Teresa said don’t worry about, but she hadn’t seen the footage to know exactly what went down) and she probably avoided Gia and her sisters because of it.
Below are photos from episode 6 showing Teresa and Jacqueline wearing the same outfits (and Audrianna in her swimsuit) that we see them wearing in episode 19 at the out-of-sequence play date at Teresa’s. Episode 6 featured the therapy-with-your-brother storyline, Jamie Laurita’s wedding held on July 23, 2011, and the hot tub party at the Wakile’s rented beach house.