Caroline Manzo Is Trying to Breakup Teresa Giudice’s Family Because She’s Convinced Herself That Teresa Broke Up Hers; Kathy Wakile and Joe and Melissa Gorga Support Caroline’s Evil Plan to Defame Teresa (Updated 9/15/2012)
September 4, 2012 46 Comments
“I think Teresa has an agenda to drive a wedge against myself and family members, especially Dina.” – Caroline Manzo, Season 4 Episode 18
“I hold Teresa responsible for the pain in my life and the relationships that are hurting.” – Caroline Manzo, Season 4 Episode 18
“I hold Teresa responsible for the relationships that are hurting in my life. She puts the wood on my family’s fire, I put the lid on hers.” – Caroline Manzo, Season 4, Episode 6
“The tipping point was the cookbook and all the stories I’ve heard about you over the years.” – Caroline Manzo to Melissa Gorga and Kathy Wakile About Teresa Giudice, Season 4 Episode 17
“I never really hung up with Caroline. I always hung out with her younger sister Dina and Jacqueline.” – Teresa Giudice, Season 4 Episode 18
“We were never really friends. She was an acquaintance; she was very good friends with my sister… I think Jacqueline suffered the biggest blow here… We vacationed together. We were in the same crew. We went to dinners a lot, but was there ever a time I would pick up the phone and say, ‘What are you doing?’ No. So there’s no friendship, and I’m not bothered by it.” – Caroline Manzo, October 12, 2011, The Gayle King Show
“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
“I’ve been in the car with her when she was on the phone with her mother, poisoning her mother’s mind against her brother and Melissa and Kathy.” – Caroline Manzo, Lying About Teresa Behind Her Back in Her Talking Head Interview, Season 4 Episode 17
“I’ve never heard one kind word out of Teresa’s mouth regarding Melissa. I have heard golddigger, whore, she was a stripper. I cannot be the length this person would go to hurt. I have the luxury of walking away.” – Caroline Manzo, Season 4 Episode 18
Caroline Manzo is lying — Teresa didn’t talk trash about her family to her. Caroline is on record in October 2011 as saying she and Teresa were never really friends and that they were simply on the same crew. However, a month earlier, in September 2011, during season 4 episode 18, she tells Kathy and Melissa that Teresa talked bad about them to her for years. And in Caroline’s talking head interview, she even stretches the lie to include Teresa’s mother. Earlier, in May 2011, we have Jacqueline writing in her blog that Teresa never talked much about her brother or Melissa with her. So we are supposed to believe Caroline — even though Teresa was never her friend and she was only in her presence when Jacqueline or Dina were around — when she says that Teresa was trash talking her family to Caroline, yet Jacqueline heard nothing? Of course Caroline is lying. Jacqueline went against family with Danielle in season 1, and she learned her lesson about suffering the wrath of Caroline, so Jacqueline has changed her story to match Caroline’s, and Jacqueline is now lying too.
“Jacqueline posted in her online blog back in May 2011 (after the first episode with the infamous christening throwdown) that Teresa didn’t really mention Melissa and Joe G. to her, so she had no idea things were so bad between them and was surprised Joe called his sister garbage. So which is it? Weren’t Caroline and Jacqueline insisting that Teresa has been badmouthing her family for a long time? I remember the episode when Teresa was describing the ‘cookie-gate’ incident when she threw away Melissa’s Christmas cookies. Caroline wasn’t acting like she’d heard that story before. When has Teresa allegedly talked bad about her family, because we don’t really see her do it on camera? She talked about some of her issues with them, but Jacqueline and Caroline are insisting the Teresa was making her family out to be a bunch of horrible people with horrible pasts, and she didn’t want her friends to have anything to do with them. When was this? Jacqueline was still friends with Teresa in May 2011, and she had no reason to lie then about not having heard anything about Melissa and Joe. In fact, it seems common that a friend would vent to another friend about family problems they’re having, so I didn’t see anything really wrong with it in the first place, but Jacqueline is now changing her story. And when you think about it, Teresa is usually private about certain matters, like her finances and problems she’s having, so it seems consistent that she wouldn’t tell even some of her close friends about her family issues. Plus, how did Caroline get in the mix? She always says she and Teresa were never friends, and you never really see them hanging out alone. How could Jacqueline be in the dark about Teresa’s family issues, but Caroline was somehow privy to everything? When was she in a car with Teresa overhearing her talk to her mother? Teresa has been called out for some of her lies for the last two seasons, but it’s time for the rest of the liars to be brought out, too. Jacqueline was either lying then or lying now.” – blumarine, September 14, 2011, Lipstick Alley
At least three of Caroline Manzo’s 10 siblings are not speaking to her. Caroline can’t own her own bad behavior — she blames Teresa for all her broken relationships, especially the feud with her sister Dina Manzo. Dina has stated over and over again that her feud with Caroline and Jacqueline has nothing to do with Teresa.
“She [Teresa] didn’t do anything that I know of to hurt them it’s all BS…everyone should play nice. That’s what I think.” – Dina Manzo, June 24, 2012, Twitter
Someone tweeted Dina on June 24, 2012, “@dinamanzo can u clear that u n Caroline not talking has nothing to do w Teresa! Plz!”, and Dina replied, “I’ve said it over and over…check out my blog on dinamanzo.com.”
“I love the season 1 reunion where Caroline freaks on Danielle. Dina and Jaq are nervously laughing and Caroline is like, ‘I should forgive…..*crazy eyes* but I CAN’T!’ You can hear Dina saying, ‘Hey, cut it out’ and ‘Don’t start this’.” – Diggory17, June 23, 2012, IMDb.com
“Caroline…We are all waiting on those emails. I caught a clip of reunion 3 with Caroline saying that she and Jax have emails of proof that Teresa caused Dina to stop talking to them (and Teresa replying, ‘Bring it baby’). I am STILL waiting, lol.” – violetrose1460, June 21, 2012, IMDb.com
Note that Teresa’s Fabellini Launch Party, which Dina attended and Bravo filmed on October 7, 2011, was after the big blow up at the Posche Fashion Show (PFS) on September 27, 2011 (the evening before the reunion for season 3 was filmed); however, based on previews, it looks like Bravo plans to air the launch party first (out of sequence), during episode 18 (video), and the PSF as part of the season finale (episode 19). Also note that the launch party was filmed more than a month after Caroline’s verbal assault on Teresa, which was instigated by Kathy in the hot tub scene during episode 17.
Timeline of Events Surrounding the Season 4 California Trip, Season 3 Reunion, Season 4 Finale:
- Washington, DC Fancy Food Show – July 8, 2011
- Melissa takes Gabriella, Milania and Antonia to Sweet & Sassy for manicures and pedicures – July 11, 2011
- Jamie Laurita’s wedding – July 23, 2011
- Beatstock 2011 in Farmingville, NY – August 20, 2011
- Caroline’s Birthday - August 23rd or 24th
- Cast Arrives in California - August 28, 2011 (cast spends 2 nights at Half Moon Bay RV Resort and 1 or 2 nights at Cassini Ranch)
- Caroline’s Birthday Dinner in the Vineyard - September 1, 2011
- Final Dinner at the House with the Big Blow Up Between Caroline and Teresa - September 2 or 3, 2011
- Posche Fashion Show (Season 4 Finale) – September 27, 2011
- Taping of the Reunion Special for Season 3 – September 28, 2011
- Fashion & Beauty Week 2011 at the Pleasantdale Chateau – October 3, 2011 (Caroline, Jacqueline, Melissa & Kathy attend and blacklist Teresa and Kim D)
- Teresa’s Fabellini Launch Party (Taped for Season 4) – October 7, 2011
- Sirius XM Radio to Launch ‘Real Housewives Radio’ (Taped for Season 4) – October 8, 2011
- Jacqueline tweets that Teresa is scum, etc. during premiere of reunion 3 – October 16 & 23, 2011
Jacqueline has always had a nasty habit of running to the press and being an insider on different stories. She will go to magazines, blogs, and will even direct message people on Twitter. When she does this, she will often say nasty things, depending on who she is mad at or how she is feeling.
“If I get hurt I get nasty, and I got nasty because I was hurt.” – Jacqueline Laurita, Season 4 Episode 15
Regarding Dina and Jacqueline, in September 2010, Jacqueline, holding a grudge against Dina about something, went to LynnNChicago with a story that Dina’s Project Ladybug Foundation was not legit; it caused Dina a lot of problems just as the project was getting up and running; and, to make matters worse, Caroline did not back Dina, probably because, according to an ‘inside source’ (most likely Jacqueline) for Reality Tea:
“Project Ladybug was a charity started by ALL the Laurita sisters. When Dina went on the show [RHONJ], she took it over as if she was the founder and the blood, sweat, and tears behind it. She wanted the glory and the attention associated with Project Ladybug. She wanted to look like the hero.” Caroline and their other sister, Cookie Laurita, allowed Dina to take the lead and downplayed their involvement, but Dina “only speaks of Project Ladybug as if it were her own.” – ‘Inside Source’, March 10, 2012, Reality Tea
“Dina has said many times she distanced herself from all of them, including Teresa. But she and Teresa did not fight, she just chose not to be around them because of RHNOJ. She ‘cooled’ the relationship. Dina and Caroline are a different story, which is all about project Ladybug. It was being attacked by bloggers back then, and Caroline would not defend Dina or the charity. Dina had access to Caroline’s Twitter and tweeted support using Caroline’s account! Lauren logged on and claimed her mom’s Twitter was ‘hacked’, and deleted the tweets! [@laurenmanzo 'some1 hacked into my moms account and wrote the 'please stop' tweet... I changed her password everything is fine!'] That is the reason they don’t talk. It has nothing to do with Teresa.” – SODA1, August 6, 2012, Reality Tea
Apparently, there was an issue with Dina’s charity where something was filled out incorrectly on a tax form — it was a mistake, which was being corrected, but Jacqueline, hiding behind the title of ‘inside source’, gave the story to LynnNChicago. She made it seem like Dina’s charity was a fraud. Caroline wasn’t saying or doing anything to stop the bad press Dina was receiving. Then Dina went on Caroline’s Twitter page and tweeted support for herself as Caroline. In response, Lauren (or Ashley) went and said that Caroline’s Twitter had been hacked (basically denying that they were supporting Dina).
“Dina Manzo’s temper got the better of her once again this week as people have been questioning her Project Ladybug charity. A document that I posted a few days ago, that I received from a Twitter friend (@Geoaubsmom), has sparked the interest of many people questioning how their donations to Project Ladybug are being used… Between the parody accounts and the Project Ladybug.pdf getting tweeted often by me to followers, different people, including Dina, she got fed up. Dina started on a tirade about haters and tweetholes… If Project Ladybug is completely legitimate, Dina Manzo should have nothing to hide; her anger and using sick children to gain sympathy for her cause really has to make you question what she’s doing here.” – Lynn Hudson, September 29, 2010, LynnNChicago101.wordpress.com (The Story That Started Charitygate)
“In an internet radio interview, @Geoaubsmom asked Jacqueline Laurita outright on Twitter if she heard the recent interview that Carly Hall did regarding Dina Manzo’s Project Ladybug Charity. Here is Jacqueline’s response on October 17, 2010: @JacLaurita: @geoaubsmom ‘I have. What do you expect me to say? I’m not getting involved in that. So I will just say, NO COMMENT to all those asking’.” – Lynn Hudson, October 18, 2010, LynnNChicago101.wordpress.com
“LynnNChicago has added to ‘Project Ladybug Woes’ on her site. It has now become a collection of document(s) and screen-shots of bizarre TWITTER messages. People who have made innocent (ok, maybe skeptically innocent) inquiries into the PL (PROJECT LADYBUG) financials have been met with emotionally charged messages, like ‘you are trying to hurt sick children!!!’ to THREATS that they have been reported to ‘authorities’. Lynn’s blog is abuzz with talk of PL today, and one commenter posted a link to a recent newspaper article (August 2010) that boasts donations of $20,000.” – Dina’s Still Being Pestered About PROJECT LADYBUG, September 30, 2010, North Jersey.com
Other tweets about Charitygate from that day in 2010:
I AM WONDERING THE SAME THING. RT @Gracecharles @AMerems just got home. WTH has been going on with @dinamanzo #tweethole
RT @dinamanzo: RM~Carry a positive, thankful, forward-looking attitude with you & wherever you go, you’ll be … http://tmi.me/1Pw7p
RT @dinamanzo: It baffles my mind why people need to be so hateful. Be nice, teach your children to be nice. Remember, they learn by exa …
Wow there was lots of drama @dinamanzo today! Not sure what happened?!
@dinamanzo fact that #projectladybug doesnt release audited financials is a red flag. donations to ronald mcdonald go farther for the cause.
@dinamanzo good for you dina!!!
@RealOldHouswife So where’s 2009 expenses? I think they got lost in the form of a new closet. @dinamanzo
@dinamanzo LOL, thanks, I’m going back to work now…
@jennifersale no worries Mama~I’m on it. They r basically being charged w slander &harassment When they start calling me, they’re askin 4it
I c u r trying Jac’s brand of PR. Not buying it sry. RT: @Teresa_Giudice @PutYourHairUp your blogs are hilarious xx @momsthoughts @dinamanzo
@RealOldHouswife That’s what we want to know and 2010. @dinamanzo Where are the financials? Who’s on the payroll? What’s your cut.
@Twilighttwitti I didn’t say @dinamanzo was my good friend. She is helping my friend with PL, and that’s why I felt compelled 2 defend.
RT @privilegedmom: @dinamanzo thank you for all that YOU do for our children! God will bless your kindness!
@jennifersale It looks to me that @dinamanzo just started following you, so she wasn’t that good a friend to begin with.Dina is a #tweethole
@dinamanzo does. RT @Teresa_Giudice: @geoaubsmom no, never heard of it. who has time for real Twitter and fake Twitter??? xx
Ok, I just got yelled at because ONCE AGAIN my #dwts recap is late b/c I’m an army of one for @dinamanzo …
RT: @ksmckenzie @dinamanzo ur mad at @LynnNChicago n @PutYourHairUp cause they dont buy ur bs b mad at Tommy cause he doesn’t want 2 touch u
So Jacqueline started a very damaging rumor about Project Ladybug and Caroline basically did nothing to defend Dina. Jacqueline is a busy body, and both she and Caroline are liars.
The story was also picked up by: http://realcityhousewife.wordpress.com/2010/10/05/what-the-fuck-is-wrong-with-dina-manzo/
“Jacqueline just seems to have a problem. PERIOD. I know I’ve read comments from fans who said she DM’ed them. I believe she’s putting a lot of stories out there. I know she was feeding Danielle information in season 1 — that’s how it got out Caroline was behind the book. I think Jackie told Danielle that Caroline said Dina was behind it.” – Miza, 08-28-2012, TWP
The source for the LynnNChicago blog about Dina’s charity is Jacqueline, and Jacqueline would not have planted this story without Caroline’s backing. Jacqueline was also the source for a September 30, 2010, LynnNChicago story about Teresa’s financial situation (Jacqueline’s go-to blogger at the time was Lynn). Here’s the excerpt from that blog:
“I have received some inside information that outlines Teresa and Joe Giudice’s plan to get out of this financial mess. The plan was told directly to my source by Teresa. The plan is for Teresa to take on all the debt (which she’s already done) and spend a few months making those payments to make it look as though she’s trying to make it right and then re-file the bankruptcy to eliminate all debt once again. I was told that she and Joe thought that they were smarter than the authorities and she was laughing. I’m told Teresa continues to spend money like she has a money tree because her plan is to dump it all into the new bankruptcy when she refiles early next year.”
Check out some of Jacqueline’s tweets that confirm she is the source:
Another disgusting display of Teresa’s lies. Keep hanging yourself!Tell every1 the plan 2file 4bankruptcy#2 @how u laugh At beating the system!
Teresa,keep spending all the money u do &making profit from people w/ fake stories u sell. It will catch up to u.U never stopped spending.
The people hiding behind your fake twitters(ahem)w/0-9 followers r pathetic. Grow balls&say who u r.U know who I am.I put it out there.
“Caroline is an extremely negative person. And she is a fool. She has demonstrated this past season the emotional monster she really is. It is clear to see why family members have distanced themselves form her. It is also clear why Teresa’s family joined the show and has caused much distress that should have never occurred. When you pick a camera over your family and morals, you are a selfish pig! When her nephew died, she was not invited to the funeral (her brother told her not to go.) What did Caroline do that make her brother hate her so much that he refused to allow her to pay respects at the funeral? Yet, knowing this, this woman wants us to believe she is innocent in all the battles she has with her many siblings and her own mother? Everyone is out to get Caroline? It’s clear Caroline does consider Teresa family: she gave her the same treatment she has given so many of her other siblings. This woman needs some mental health assistance. She is not stable. I have seen many times on Twitter Caroline’s mother repeatedly asking the Manzo kids to stop sending nasty, vulgar, mean tweets to their other various family members. This is separate from Teresa. Poor Grandma is embarrassed with how petty, cruel and juvenile both Caroline and her adult children continue to be in public to their own family. Is it any wonder they are cruel to people outside the family if they can not even show respect inside their family. It speaks volumes of Teresa’s character that when she was on WWHL, she mentioned that she wanted to go back in the room (during season 4 episode 17) and tell Caroline off, but then she remembered her friend, Dina, and her mother, Nettie, and chose to just walk away and let it go because of how Dina and Caroline always say how they don’t want their mother to worry. I wish everyone else had the same respect for mama and papa Gorga that Teresa has for Nettie Laurita.” – Say What??, August 27, 2012, AllAboutTRH.com
The Manzo/Laurita camp (probably with Jacqueline, under Caroline’s instruction, leading the effort), claiming to be inside sources, have been spreading rumors via the internet throughout 2012 (see article about Tom Murro) that Dina’s and Teresa’s friendship is a business relationship just for show.