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).