Jacqueline Laurita Was the First One to Put the Blame on Teresa Giudice for the Strippergate; Jacqueline Wasn’t at the Season 3 Reunion Special Because the Producers Didn’t Want Her There
On September 17, 2012, a producer of RHONJ during seasons 3 and 4 said the following about Jacqueline’s absence from the season 3 reunion special.
Q: “Was Jacqueline fired for not attending the reunion (season 3)?”
A: “No, the producers didn’t want her there. The morning of the reunion, Jacqueline was threatening to expose Teresa and couldn’t be calmed down. (Names removed) had gone over to talk to her after she sent tweets which revealed plot points of the finale (edited*****************************). No one was to mention the fashion show, but Jacqueline kept saying she was finished and was going to expose Teresa at the reunion. Chris was worried about Jacqueline’s mental state, as she had not slept all night and been drinking a lot later in the night when all of the cast, minus the Giudices, met after the show for drinks. (Name removed) was more concerned about the reunion but knew it would confuse the large TV audience if Jacqueline was attacking her ‘friend’ (since the viewers were watching season 3). So, at the last minute, the call by the producers was that Jacqueline was not going to attend. The reunion episode was then edited with introducing what had happened at the fashion show to keep all of the twitter and blog fans happy and to tell them, ‘we know you are aware of what is going on, so we are going to mention it and move on’.”
Rest of the interview (all four parts) at the link below:
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Posche Fashion Show, Strippergate, Transcript – Jacqueline Was the First One to Put the Blame on Teresa for the Setup
Jacqueline to Caroline: I feel like it was a setup of some kind.
Jacqueline to Melissa: What happened?
Melissa: Teresa came to me tonight and asked me if I was ever a dancer because some guy that was here told her I was.
Jacqueline: You know what? I heard him earlier and I heard him saying something like I’m going to try and embarrass her or something like that.
Melissa: That’s what he said? He can try all he wants. My husband knows me.
Jacqueline: You know what? That was a setup.
Melissa: I know it was but Teresa should have said absolutely not, I’m not going to approach my SIL.
Jacqueline: I think it was a setup. That’s what I’m saying.
Melissa: I know it was but she shouldn’t have went along with it.
Jacqueline: Well, I think she’s the one that set it up.
Jacqueline: Now that’s sort of annoying me right now.
Melissa: I agree, she set it up. I know she did.
Jacqueline: Because I heard something.
Melissa to Joe: Teresa set me up.
Melissa to Teresa: I overhead that you set me up purposely now.
Teresa: From who? Are you kidding me, from who?
Melissa: I don’t like to talk in front of people.
Teresa: Then don’t say that. If you don’t like to talk about it in front of people, then why did you just say that, right now?
Melissa: Because that’s what we just heard.
Teresa: From who?
Melissa: I can’t say.
Teresa: Then I don’t want to hear it because I told you who it was. The bald guy. If you’re not going to back it up, don’t say it.
Melissa: I’m not gonna rat out the person. That’s what I’m not gonna do.
Teresa: Then don’t say it Melissa!
Melissa to Joe: Let’s just go.
Jacqueline to Joe: The guy purposely tried to set her up. My friend was texting me the whole conversation with this guy. He was making it up.
Joe to Jacqueline: Why does she have to tell you to get you upset, to get me here?
Jacqueline to Joe: Maybe she wanted people to hear it.
Melissa: It’s disgusting. I’m sick to my stomach.
Joe to Kim D: You can’t even talk, you’re so drunk and high. Go sniff another line. Dirty ass fuckin’ whore.
Joe to Melissa: Where’s your car?
Melissa: Can someone get my mother fuckin’ car?
Melissa: Joe, it’s not even worth it Joe.
Melissa to Joe: Joe, it was your sister!
Joe: What!? Who?
Melissa: Your sister.
Joe: They did something here. They tried to set her up to make her look bad. I don’t go for that. Understand?
Jacqueline in TH: I was told by a mutual friend that Teresa knew two weeks prior that something was going to happen like this.
Lauren to Caroline: Ma, go over there so he doesn’t think you’re against him, please. Jacqueline, don’t stand alone!
Joe to Caroline: You came to support this woman. She’s gonna sniff this line (pointing down at the parking lot line) over there (Melissa, putting her hand over Joe’s mouth and yelling ‘Stop!’).
Caroline to Joe: Where’s your sister?
Melissa: She’s hiding somewhere. She stirs the pot to get you going (to Caroline)… it’s crazy! Teresa’s hiding somewhere and smiling in the back!
Jacqueline: Like what did she do to her that was so horrible that she has to be setup like that?
Joe calls Jacqueline over to their car: Jacqueline! Jacqueline.
Joe: My sister was the one that came up to my wife and told her that?
Jacqueline: I didn’t see that, I just heard the guy and my friend was texting me a play by play that the guy was saying to somebody in front of her that he was going over to embarrass her. I definitely feel the guy definitely set her up because as he was saying in front of my friend too, he was saying that he was going to embarrass her and that (nods head and motions with hand, indicating ‘yes’ to the question).
Melissa: And was Teresa standing next to him when he said it?
Jacqueline has smug smile on her face but says nothing.
Melissa: Yes? So Teresa’s standing next to this man that says he’s gonna embarrass me and then she approaches me. Unbelievable! (as Jacqueline rubs her nose) I give up!
Joe: She wants to set my wife up. Set my wife up!
Jacqueline: I’ll send you the messages.
Jacqueline: Ok, so you can see what they were saying. I don’t know if it’s true or not; it’s what I got on my phone, and I’ll send it to you and then you can look at it, OK?
Jacqueline to herself: I don’t like the lying game.
Teresa to Jacqueline: Did you just tell her that I sold her out?
Jacqueline: I had a friend texting me the whole conversation, that guy saying he was going to embarrass her and that he was purposely setting her up.
Teresa: What guy?
Jacqueline: The guy that said that about her.
Teresa: OK, I never met this guy in my entire life!
Jacqueline: He said you did and he said you saw him in the salon today or something like that.
Teresa: Yeah! That’s the first time I ever saw the guy!
Teresa: So why did you go tell my SIL that I set her up when I had NOTHING to do with it WHAT SO EVER!
Jacqueline: I said she was SETUP. My friend said (Teresa interrupts).
Teresa: But you’re trying to help!?
Jacqueline: All I know is that I’ve been helping you the entire time, and my friend texted me and told me (Teresa interrupts).
Teresa: What friend?
Jacqueline: I’m not going to sell her out.
Teresa (exasperated): Oh my God!
Jacqueline: I have this whole conversation of this guy saying I’m going to embarrass her tonight and you were there.
Teresa: No, I swear to God on my kids he never said he was going to embarrass her. Ever ever ever!
Teresa to Jacqueline: So obviously there is somebody trying to set me up and maybe you’re involved!
Melissa: Yell out the window ‘Shame on you’ to your sister. Just do it. Say ‘Shame on you!’ Say ‘Shame!’
Teresa to Joe: Joe, he came to the fashion show. I didn’t know he was coming to the fashion show!
Melissa: You don’t ask me if I’m a dancer. That’s disgusting!
Teresa: I didn’t ask you! [Producers made Teresa follow Melissa into the bathroom, and Melissa is the one who insisted Teresa answer her question (which she asked twice before Teresa answered), “Teresa, what did he say?!” Teresa replied with the truth, “He said you used to dance for him.”]
Click here for screen shots of the conversation between Jacqueline and Melissa at the season 4 PFS (Strippergate).
The producers invited Angelo, to the Posche Fashion Show because they needed a big drama to lead into the reunion, a hook. The people who connected Angelo with the producers of the show were not part of the cast. The cast are angry with each other because of what they were being fed by the producers, who were only trying to up the drama.
Angelo actually went and approached the table before his interaction with Melissa and was stopped by security at the table and turned away. Melissa saw him at this point. She didn’t want to let on she knew in front of the cameras, but she texted her husband under the table to come to the fashion show and let him know what was going on, and she texted one of the producers who let her in on what was going to happen and who was coming over to say hello.
A producer texted all the wives, except Teresa, and told them why Angelo was there and that Angelo had told Teresa at an earlier time that Melissa was a stripper and he was there to embarrass her. To avoid getting their conversation on camera, the woman all texted each other under the table. 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.
Teresa was told by the producer to discuss with Melissa who Angelo said he is, but she refused to do it until pushed by Melissa. Melissa then made a call in the bathroom to her husband to tell him about the situation, and he told her he was on his way. That phone call was faked: he was already aware of the situation from her texts earlier and was actually just next door. Melissa knew who Angelo was, and he is who he says he is.
– Former RHONJ Post Production Supervisor, September 17, 2012
Fame-Whorgas received more from its source who is related to a former post production supervisor for the RHONJ. The source is still editing the transcript, but here is the section related to the Posche Fashion Show.
A: “(edited*****************************) at the Posche fashion show.”
Q: “I actually haven’t seen the episode. I know the basics of what happened, but it hasn’t leaked.”
A: “Well, it hasn’t screened yet but (this interview was conducted on 17/09/2012).
Q: “Sorry, can you just clear up who invited the man who outs Melissa as a stripper?”
A: “Angelo, he was invited by the producers. He doesn’t say she was a stripper, just that she worked for him at a gentlemen’s club. Cat and Caroline (producers Cat Rodriguez and Caroline Self) needed the season to go out with a dramatic ending because they knew without the drama the audience wouldn’t have a hook to go into the reunion, and they were getting pressure from the network. I mean, the reunions are always the highest rated shows of the season anyway. It was after Andy started to have more input in the series once again, after seeing disappointing and confusing early footage, that Cat started getting worried about her job, so she knew she needed to bring the drama.”
Q: “Wait, so the producers invited him because they needed…”
A: “A big drama to lead into the reunion, a hook.”
Q: “But you said earlier that the season is planned, that there is a basic structure and plan; so if there was a plan, wouldn’t they already have a big finale planned? And did everyone know what was going to happen?”
A: “No, the only cast member to know about Angelo before the evening was Teresa and that is because she meets him at the salon. Melissa knew that someone from her past wanted to say hello to her and that was all. The original plan for the finale was that they (the producers) were hoping on Danielle or Kim G to be there: they pretty much begged them to attend the fashion show. The dramatic end for the season was supposed to be Danielle confronting Melissa about getting in contact with her behind Teresa’s back, but Danielle refused to attend. So the next plan was to have Kim G make an appearance and attack Teresa about comments made in the media about her, but she refused as well. Then Jacqueline was asked by the producers to attack Teresa over comments she had made on Twitter about her daughter, but Jacqueline refused. All scenarios had Teresa as the sympathetic character.
Q: “So who connected Angelo with the producers of the show?”
A: “That was organised by people who are not part of the cast. You have to remember, there are so many more players in these shows than you see on screen.”
Q: “Did Melissa know she was going to be outed as a dancer?”
A: “No, but she was made aware that someone from her past wanted to say hello and we were to film her reaction to that. Angelo was kept away from the ladies on purpose so that Melissa wouldn’t see him until the right moment, but Angelo actually went and approached the table before his interaction with Melissa and was stopped by security at the table and turned away. Melissa saw him at this point.
Q: “And she didn’t do anything?”
A: (abridged due to privacy of source) “Well, I don’t think she wanted to let on she knew in front of the cameras, but she texted her husband under the table to come to the fashion show and let him know what was going on, and she texted one of the producers who let her in on what was going to happen and who was coming over to say hello. Shortly after that Angelo enters, says hello to Melissa, then says hello to Teresa: that was intentional (his hello to Teresa) to show the other ladies that he had met her before, but that backfires because she plays it off as a friendly hello and he then leaves the scene. It was at this point Teresa realises she is being set up to take the fall for bringing Angelo to the fashion show, so she confronts one of the producers.
Q: “So why didn’t Melissa just deny recognising who Angelo was after he left the table?”
A: “She couldn’t because she suspected Teresa was involved in the storyline somehow, so she knew she couldn’t lie.”
(edited – in regards to the bathroom scene)
A: “Teresa is told by the producer to discuss with Melissa who Angelo says he is, but she refuses to do it until pushed by Melissa. Melissa then makes a call in the bathroom to her husband to tell him about the situation, and he tells her he is on his way. That phone call was faked: he was already aware of the situation from her texts earlier and was actually just next door.”
Q: “Did Melissa know who Angelo was, did she recognise him? And is he who he says he is?”
A: “Yes, she did know who he was. And, yes, he is [who he says he is]. He went through checks before appearing on the show. We don’t just put microphones on anyone and say ‘go nuts’. We checked with the owner of the establishment if Angelo was who he said he was, and if Melissa worked there, as well as numerous other checks.
(edited) ON THE FASHION SHOW
“The Posche show was advertised as having the cast of RHONJ there, so in that situation you get everyone who wants to be cast on the show up and try and get noticed by the cameras. It’s a nightmare because the reality of the situation becomes too fake and dramatic as every woman wants to get in on the drama to have her 15 minutes or, even better, get noticed by a producer. We had a lot of that happening this night: suddenly everyone who had ever worked with Melissa happened to be there and so did past friends, old roommates, the list went on and on. Everyone knew she was a dancer and it was no big deal — all of this was edited out.”
Q: “Why did Angelo leave?”
A: “The producers told him to leave because Joe Gorga was texting (name removed crew), asking him what the hell was going on and that he was on his way to the fashion show.”
Q: “If the Angelo part was producer influenced, then why does the cast hate each other so much; why was everyone so angry?”
A: “Because of what they were being fed by the producers, who were only trying to up the drama. [Name removed – producer] texted all the wives, except Teresa, and told them why Angelo was there and that Angelo had told Teresa at an earlier time that Melissa was a stripper and he was there to embarrass her. To avoid getting their conversation on camera, the woman all texted each other under the table. [Section removed by source to protect privacy.] 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.
Q: “It doesn’t seem normal to not talk to your sister for a year because of such a trivial thing; there must be more to it?”
A: “Of course, I mean you won’t see it (the media blitz, because the interviewer is overseas) but there’s been interviews and leaked stories to the press where they go after each other, attacks on twitter, on each others fans — they have sold each other out for stories — so, yes, there is more too it but the fact that Joe thought his sister would rather listen to producers and shut her mouth than make Melissa aware that she was about to be outed as a dancer on television. Also, season 3 was screening, and you have to remember they lived one experience, then 8 months down the track they have to relive that moment again, but with everyone’s opinion added to the mix — it’s hard for anyone, let alone a family that already had problems.
Q: “So what are we going to see in the final edit of the finale of RHONJ then.”
A: “Teresa and Kim D will get the blame for Angelo being at the fashion show. Angelo has several conversations with female guests and a conversation with producers that gets edited into one conversation that implicates Teresa and Kim D in setting up Melissa.The truth is, Angelo was just trying to impress these other guests (by saying) that he was part of the show and had filmed with Teresa earlier in the day. They (the producers) got lucky: he outright lies to impress a woman and says to her that he is a vital part of the finale and was asked to be there by the producers; and that audio track is what is heavily edited and used to incriminate Teresa.”
The Napa Trip
Q: “But they all seemed to be getting along in Napa?”
A: “For the cameras, yes.”
Q: “Oh, so the whole Napa trip was a put on?”
A: “They all decided to put the past behind them for the sake of making the trip bearable because they all had to be there, but no one was happy about going on the trip — they all just grinned and bear it.
Q: “So, do you think Teresa and Melissa were wanting to put the past behind them and be a family at any point in season 3 or 4, or was it all a put on?”
A: “No, I think, at times, they were both wanting to put the past behind them, but when one was ready to, the other wasn’t, so they butted heads a lot.”
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“Andy Cohen does play a role in the editing process. He has said so directly in interviews. With that said, overall Cat Rodriguez [@yourfriendkitty] and Caroline Self [@carolineself] have the most editing power. They are the executive producers of Season 3 and Season 4 of #RHONJ. They work on location and off location. They send the editors what footage to use as well as tell them what to keep in and what to cut out. Caroline Self is tight with the Manzos while Cat Rodriguez is tight with the Gorgas and Wakiles. Cat edited @PDKhair as well as multiple ex-coworkers of Melissa’s, who were present at the salon and fashion show, completely out of the two-part finale. Their interactions made the Angelo incident look g-rated. Obviously that move was deliberate. Furthermore, Cat held Penny back from defending Kim when Joe Gorga called Kim a drug addict, a cunt and went to punch her. Even worse, as you will see in the finale, Cat completely butchered the conversation Angelo had with a friend at the bar to make it appear as though Teresa masterminded everything. The unprofessionalism of Cat Rodriguez and Caroline Self is disgusting. In this economy, why are these the type of people who have employment? Only a network like @BravoTV would believe that their viewers are so incompetent that they wouldn’t see past the blatant bias.” – Will Love, September 18, 2012, Twitter
Here is the real timeline:
- 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