Danielle Staub Knows Jacqueline Laurita’s and Melissa Gorga’s Secrets, That’s Why Jacqueline Doesn’t Want Teresa Contacting Danielle (Updated 6/19/2012)
June 12, 2012 29 Comments
“Bravo has exploited, beautifully, ordinary people who are so desperate for any level of fame that they will serve up their families, their secrets, and their friendships. There are plenty of people who look at all this mess and say ‘no way,’ but there are plenty more who would willingly take anyone’s place on these shows.” – Ellemm, June 22, 2012, Television Without Pity
Unlike Melissa, Teresa was not desperate to be cast on the RHONJ. As explained by Andy Cohen on the June 17, 2012, episode of WWHL, over an 11-month period in 2007-2008, Teresa changed her mind several times about joining the cast (she kept dropping in and dropping out) because she wasn’t sure what she was getting herself into. Teresa entered the arrangement with Bravo after months of hesitation. She was to be on a show with friends and a stranger (Danielle). Teresa was offered a role on the cast due to her own merits; she did not campaign against anyone or seek out an avenue in which to commit acts of revenge upon a family member, like Melissa did.
Teresa has said many, many times that she never would have signed up had the original cast included her family members. Her family members were cast in the third season after the show was an established hit, and they hid their auditions and interviews with Bravo from Teresa because their negotiations included the promise to bring family drama.
“Melissa Gorga was at nearly every single family function, especially the ones filmed for Bravo. For years, she sent Bravo ‘audition’ tapes, e-mails, and even spoke with producers and assistants in person. No one was interested in her or her husband, who they mocked behind the scenes.” – RHONJ Insider, Comment Posted at Reality Tea, September 17, 2011
When you compare what Danielle said to what Melissa herself said in her very first Bravo blog and in one of her early interviews, it confirms that Danielle simply was repeating what the Gorgas told her about Teresa, and that she was not lying about Melissa’s malicious intent regarding Teresa:
- Melissa was “constantly contacting Danielle” to “help her expose Teresa and Joe;”
- Melissa “wanted to come on with Danielle season 2 to get back at Teresa;” and
- Melissa “begged (along with Joe) to come on with her season 2,” and Danielle said “No!”.
“Teresa’s brother has been directly contacting me for the past year and a half, letting me know how he feels about his sister… And not once do you see her with her brother and her sister-in-law and their beautiful children. Not once! But she glorifies everybody else. Why couldn’t she show her real family? Why? Just tell me why? Because they have more than her maybe? Because she’s jealous of them maybe? Or maybe they would have told the truth and said Teresa goes off like that all the time. ‘It’s not just Danielle. Teresa’s certifiably crazy.’ I think they’re going to have their chance now to speak the truth. Go for it, I’m all behind you.” – Danielle Staub, September 6, 2010, Out.com
“‘With Joe Gorga, everything is for sale, his wife, his house…’, Melissa said during season 4 episode 13. Boy Melissa, you said a mouthful. His own sister was for sale, and not only did he sell her, he threw her under the bus. Just for camera time on a reality show.” - FanViewerNJ, July 26, 2012, Melissa’s Bravo Blog
During reunion 2 in September 2010, Teresa said, “I wanna know who the f*ck she [Danielle] is talking to.”
Danielle tweeted Teresa in August 2011 (a day before episode 8 was filmed in sesaon 4), saying that Melissa was communicating with her in 2009 and 2010. And Jacqueline calls it a betrayal of their friendship for Teresa to respond to the tweets because of what Danielle did to Ashlee (which was three years ago, and which was put to rest at the reunion special for season 2 in September 2010 when Jac and Teresa hugged it out with Danielle at the very end of part 2 of reunion 2)? Danielle tweeted Teresa about Melissa contacting her, and Teresa tweeted back two responses, which had nothing to do with anyone but Melissa, yet Jacqueline makes it about her. Teresa has every right to know what went down, no matter how long ago it occurred (Teresa just found out about it the day before episode 8 was filmed). Melissa shouldn’t be off the hook for betraying Teresa, especially since she denies conspiring with Danielle to take down Teresa (so, of course, Melissa has never apologized for doing this). And Jacqueline should remember that she continued to have contact with Danielle’s sidekick, Kim G, even after Kim G encouraged Danielle to pursue the assault case against Ashlee in 2010.
“I also don’t understand how any of these women can see that Melissa was contacting Danielle in order to stir shit up for Teresa, and yet Melissa comes out of this smelling like a rose and Teresa is labeled the crazy, vindictive bitch. That’s talent.” – Stinger97, June 17, 2012, Television Without Pity
“Teresa wants confirmation from Danielle that Melissa and Joe did do all the sneaky shit to get on the show that they are being accused of. Melissa wants to bury the truth. Teresa wanting to hear it from the horse’s mouth is her searching for the truth.” - RabbleRouser, June 14, 2012, LynnNChicago
This underhanded, desperate attempt by the Gorgas to defame Teresa started in 2008 and continues to this day. They came on the show behind her back with the intent to make Teresa’s personal life public in the most negative way possible and to ruin her relationships with her ‘second family’. It has been and continues to be a very public bashing of a family member by other family members, who have gossiped about Teresa to her ‘friends’ to get them to side with them to take her down. It is obscene for Teresa’s brother to expect her to just ‘let it go’ — an explanation and apology for the character assassination are necessary steps to rebuilding the trust that the Gorgas destroyed in their quest for fame.