“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. 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. 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, 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.”
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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If Melissa 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 But She Is Still Pointing the Finger, Just in a More Subtle Way
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
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 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 Gorga’s Fans Turn Against Her; Jacqueline Laurita Rejects Teresa Giudice’s Apology (Updated 9/4/2013)
“Kim told me that she and Lysa expected to be on the show by next season. They told me they would be taking Teresa and Kathy’s place. So we should show our support by tweeting about them too.” – ExMarcoSistersFan, May 4, 2013, Faux Reality Entertainment
C’est la Vie: Potpourri
April 24, 2012
Today, in surprising news, the Marco Sisters Twitter fan site (@MarcoSistersFan) owner shut the site down, claiming that Melissa Gorga, sister in law of Teresa Giudice, has a double persona.
Melissa first became famous for joining the Real Housewives of New Jersey, where Teresa was already starring on, in an effort to defame and publicly humiliate Giudice.
The owner of the Twitter site acknowledged Melissa’s malicious motives in joining the show and also stated that she found the first episode to be “extremely disturbing.”
The twitter site owner also states that Melissa’s husband and Teresa’s brother, Joe, is a “vile man who will stop at nothing to bring his sister down unless he gets camera time.”
Season four of the series premiered Sunday to the Bravo network’s highest ratings, however many viewers were disappointed with the Giudice bash fest by all four other castmates, including both Melissa and Joe.
I believe that this is an interesting development for this family. I’m not surprised and will be happily awaiting for others to jump ship as the season and true motives and intentions continue to come forward.
From MarcoSistersFan on Twitter:
I am sorry to say that I will be closing down this [Twitter] account very shortly. After some time, I’ve become aware of Melissa Gorga’s double persona. She has proved to be a narcissist and has showed an extremely passive aggressive attitude. I also found Joe Gorga’s actions in the premiere episode [of season 4] to be extremely disturbing. This family will stop at nothing to bring Teresa down. Joe Gorga is a vile man who will stop at nothing to bring his sister down. Teresa has showed us viewers that she can rise above the pettiness.
Melissa came on the show with the intent to hurt, and that’s something I can no longer support. Her makeup artist should be reprimanded for talking ill of her sister-in-law.
Melissa Gorga, you came on the show to air out your dirty family laundry and did not care who got hurt on your path to “fame.” You’re a lousy singer. Your husband is a famewhore; he just wants to be made into a 6th housewife!
I am tweeting to let you all know that Melissa and Joe Gorga are not innocent. They try to portray themselves as such, but it is an ACT! Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga are phonies. They want America to believe they are victims when in reality they are SCUM.
This season [season 4] will put more things into perspective for all you fans of the Gorgas! Team Teresa! Teresa Giudice, I am so sorry if I ever wrote anything negative about you. I see the truth now! You’re amazing, as a mother, sister, daughter, friend, etc. Don’t ever let anybody tell you otherwise! Shine on!
Caroline controls Jacqueline. It’s sick!
I once tweeted Jacqueline something in defense of Teresa, and I was immediately DM’ed by the Marco sisters asking to delete my tweets because Jac was their friend. They never once asked me to delete anything negative I wrote about Teresa!
RHWGOSSIP, give it a rest, and take your head out of the Gorga’s ass! We see the truth! RHWGOSSIP, you would love the world to believe that everyone HATES Teresa, but the truth I see is that she clearly has a bigger fan-base than you can fathom!
Yes, I did lie about @bino989 sending me DMs. I’m sorry. I was told that you and that blogger site were harassing the Marco sisters! I was used as a shield to protect them!
Lysa Simpson, why don’t you tell everyone how you had no problem letting me speak in defense of you guys and how you had no problem if I threw Teresa under the bus. Lysa believes that Bino and AlllAboutTRH are the ones who were starting the most mess for them.
I am not proud of my actions. I was just merely a fan in the beginning trying to protect those I was a fan of. I’m glad I realized what a mistake that was.
Note: MarcoSistersFan is now ExMarcoSistersFan on Twitter.
Melissa Gorga and Joe Gorga are phonies. They want America to believe they are the victims when in reality they are SCUM
April 25, 2012
Meho Whorga @MehoGorga
@amnicoli @AsianPosh1 @MarcoSistersFan she said she got a DM from Lysa asking her 2 take a tweet she made about Tre down it was being nice
April 25, 2012
@kimpirrella @marcosisterfan Coward am I??? I wasn’t so much of a coward when I helped defend you guys against the “group of nasty people”
April 25, 2012
Kim Pirrella @kimpirrella
Any of our followers following @marcosisterfan feel free to unfollow. apparently the cowardly lion has flipped they’re lid.
April 25, 2012
UPDATE on 4/27/2012: MarcoSistersFan shutdown her Twitter account in disgust over Melissa Gorga and her sisters’ behavior. The fan site owner then needed a break from all of this nastiness on Twitter, so she took a hiatus to regain composure. The Marco Sisters then DM’d her to DELETE her account [direct messages here]! This was the breaking point and when she decided to reveal the truth about these sisters.
There seems to be one common denominator which which permeates all Teresa’s failed relationships. Teresa and Joe were close. Then Melissa entered the picture. Kathy and Teresa were close. Enter Melissa. Jacqueline, Caroline and Teresa were close. Enter Melissa. Caroline has said that her problems with Teresa stem from more than the cookbook. She has alluded to “rumors” that got back to her. There didn’t seem to be any rumors until season three. Enter Melissa. If I were the Church Lady I’d say, could it be Satan? But, since I’m not, I’ll just say, could it be Melissa? [Njonlooker, AllAboutTRH.com, April 26, 2012]
[In season 2]Melissa AND Joe wanted to come on to surprise Teresa and be on-camera friends with Danielle. I wish that did happen because maybe Caroline and Jacqueline would not be believing all of Melissa’s lies like you will see in season 4… Melissa knows how to lie and get what she wants, but the truth will come out… Melissa is a complete fake. She has tried to get on the show; it never happened until she stalked Danielle and made a video WITH Joe (nice brother) saying they will ‘destroy Teresa’. Yet, they call Teresa garbage for working to support her family and keep a beautiful roof over her family’s head… Like Danielle can confirm, Mel was dying to film scenes with her similar to the ones she does with her sisters and Kathy, where she fabricates lies and bitches about Tre… Joey G and Melissa filmed a tape where they, in the style of the Sopranos, promised Bravo execs they would ‘expose’ and ‘destroy’ Teresa. They also guaranteed to give Tre what she has given them ‘…their whole life’. [Insider Commenting at Reality Tea, August and September 2011]
Melissa’s strategy this season was to play victim during filming. She is just a better ‘actress’ than some of the other girls. She really is playing the game of the ‘victim.’ Melissa is very happy the way things turned out. She couldn’t wait to get in the group and turn them all against Teresa. [Inside Source at Reality Tea, May 6, 2012]
When Danielle brought up Melissa at the reunion, Teresa figured out that it was Melissa and Kathy who were leaking her private information to tabloids and online. Melissa was making money off of Teresa! So why would she turn around and tell Melissa, Joe and Kathy ANYTHING about herself? So THEY can profit off of it? At least this way [selling her apologies to In Touch], Teresa can ensure the only one profiting off her misfortune is Teresa and her children. They are just angry they can’t make money off her anymore. [Say What??, AllAboutTRH.com, May 3, 2012]
Conspiracy to Defame Teresa (29 Against 1)
The Marco sisters and their cronies will not be happy until Teresa is no longer on RHONJ, her husband is in jail, she is broke, and her four children are homeless. It was Melissa and her evil sisters who instigated this whole thing that turned the show into such a train wreck. Theirs is a well-planned conspiracy to ruin Teresa’s reality career so that Melissa can have the spotlight along with her husband and sisters. Caroline signed on to the plan because she wants Teresa off the show just as bad as Melissa. Jacqueline is a sucker and fell for the lies being fed to her by the Marcos.
So in this conspiracy to defame Teresa, we have the following, lead by the Marco sisters, working to bring Teresa down (28 against 1):
Joe Gorga (blood relative of Teresa and her children who told her that “you need to fall”)
Kathy Wakile (blood relative of Teresa and her children)
Rosie Pierri (blood relative of Teresa and her children
The Wakile Children (blood relatives of Teresa and her children)
Donna Marco (Melissa’s mother)
Lysa Simpson (Melissa’s sister)
Kim Pirrella (Melissa’s sister)
Joe Pirrella (Kim’s husband)
Lou Marco Orlick (Melissa’s aunt)
George Miguel Costa (Melissa’s makeup artist)
Tara Bogota (Melissa’s cousin)
Bonnie Grippe (Jacqueline’s mother)
Sheila Marino-Giudice (Teresa’s SIL who finally came to her senses and left the dark side to support Teresa)
Jacqueline Laurita Conspires with the Marco Sisters and Rejects Teresa Guidice’s Apology
“I once tweeted Jacqueline something in defense of Teresa, and I was immediately DM’ed by the Marco sisters asking to delete my tweets because Jac was their friend. They never once asked me to delete anything negative I wrote about Teresa!” – MarcoSistersFan, April 25, 2012
“@JacLaurita You look beautiful!” – Donna Marco (Melissa’s mother), April 25, 2012
Jacqueline and Teresa’s Tweets on April 25, 2012:
Jacqueline conspired with the Marcos (which includes Joe Gorga) and the Lauritas/Manzos to destroy Teresa’s well being and livelihood. Jacqueline shared with her conspirators private discussions that she had with Teresa when they were friends. She is a backstabber and the most disloyal of friends. She ‘direct messages’ people on Twitter with negative comments about Teresa and then blocks them so that can’t reply. All of these housewives and their husbands, their children and their other relatives and friends ganged up on Teresa and talked trash about her.