Jacqueline Laurita Blogs That She Did Not Point the Finger at Teresa Guidice for Setting Up Strippergate
In her Bravo blog for season 5 episode 10, Jacqueline Laurita is again rewriting history by claiming she only said “it” was a setup and that she did not point the finger at Teresa Guidice at the season 4 Posche Fashion Show finale. She is being deceptive by writing, “I told her brother that ‘it’ was a set up.” This is partially true, but she told Melissa earlier that “I think she’s the one that set it up,” and then also answered, “Yep,” when Joe Gorga asked her, “My sister was the one that came up to my wife and told her that?” Joe then screamed, “She wants to set my wife up. Set my wife up!,” and Jacqueline told him, “I’ll send you the messages.” The next day, according to Teresa in her TH, her brother sent her a text, saying, “You’re dead to me.” They didn’t speak for a year and a half, from late September 2011 to mid February 2013.
Go back and watch the tape: she clearly is the first one to accuse Teresa, and it all goes downhill from there.
Jacqueline to Caroline: I feel like it was a setup of some kind.
Jacqueline to Melissa: 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.
Also in her Bravo blog, Jacqueline again brought up the “fake” make-up on Teresa’s part. This goes back to the lie Melissa and Jacqueline conspired to tell about Teresa during reunion 4 – they obviously conjured up stories about Teresa and then agreed to back-up each others lies.
The one lie that Jacqueline has been retelling ever since reunion 4 is that after she and Teresa made-up in the RV during their trip to California, later that night she and Melissa overhead Teresa in the RV saying, “I hate Jacqueline; I can’t stand to look at her fucking face.” They’ve never explained who Teresa allegedly was talking to.
This is such a blatant lie – Jacqueline does not have the self control to hold that in, and she was fine with Teresa the rest of the trip, even refusing to take the bait when Kathy and Caroline were trying to flip her back onto their side. Plus, Jacqueline would have blogged and tweeted about that statement had she really overheard it – she was on a Twitter rampage for a year, and never once tweeted it. Obviously, the story was made up just before the reunion, and Melissa agreed to back up the lie if Jacqueline would back up her lie that Teresa twisted her arm at Gia’s and Milania’s joint birthday party in 2012.
However, a source claims there was no conspiracy between Jacqueline and Melissa to create this lie; rather, it was Melissa misleading Jacqueline: “Melissa lied to Jacqueline the day at her house when Jacqueline asked if Teresa had said how she felt about her, and she lied again at the reunion.” According to the source:
“Clearly Bravo producers knew the family drama would send the Gorgas and Giudices over the edge. Melissa came on the show trying to ‘one up’ Teresa: season 3 aired during some hard economic times yet Melissa’s introduction to the show was how spoiled she is and how it wasn’t an issue for them. That Christening was so disturbing on so many levels. The Marco family were the animals while the Giudice family reacted. Even Juicy Joe stood there in awe wondering what the heck. And then there was Melissa kicking her way into the fight while her baby boy was off to the side somewhere. And first of all, who gets that ‘loaded’ with drinks at a christening? Melissa has it in her mind that she is the star, but she’s not. Melissa is delusional and was a poser from her introduction. Joey Gorga is another famewhore. Bravo producers really stirred the pot in season 4, not to mention airing episodes out of sequences, making the cast look like liars. The original cast care about each other. Jacqueline did say she felt bad for Teresa because Teresa didn’t want her family on the show, and it’s clear that Teresa wanted her friend Jacqueline to go along with her. They were genuinely close; it’s too bad their friendship had to end. Joe Giudice and Chris Laurita had a real friendship too, but Chris was forced to be involved with the drama. On the California trip in season 4, Teresa and Jacqueline looked pretty happy at the estate vineyard the day after making up in the RV, yet Teresa allegedly said afterward: ‘I hate Jacqueline; I can’t stand to look at her fucking face.’ The disconnect is Melissa. At the reunion show when Teresa questioned who she was talking to when Jacqueline heard her say this (and asked Jacqueline why she didn’t knock on the door), Melissa chimed in and said, ‘You were talking to me.’ Melissa lied to Jacqueline the day at her house when Jacqueline asked if Teresa had said how she felt about her, and she lied again at the reunion. It’s just too sad to see how much bad blood is between Teresa and Melissa.”
In her scenes during season 5 episode 10 (other than her talking heads), Jacqueline seems to be uncharacteristically subdued, as if she is medicated.
The following is her Bravo blog for episode 10.
Being Civil with Teresa
By Jacqueline Laurita
August 4, 2013
Jacqueline shares her thoughts on the sit-down.
I will not be publicly discussing anything relating to the recent news regarding Teresa and her family. I reached out to Teresa directly. I am strictly discussing the episode and how I felt at the time.
Apparently, what I had suspected about Teresa’s sincerity was right. Teresa didn’t want to be my friend again, she just wanted to keep what she considered her enemy closer. That is the same attitude Teresa had toward me in California when she fake made up with me. I knew Teresa well enough to know that she doesn’t forgive and forget that easily and that she probably wasn’t sincere this time around either. This is why I didn’t want to get too deep by arguing over details at that time, because it would get us nowhere. I just wanted to get to a place of hello and goodbye just like she did. I didn’t want to be at odds with anybody. It made sense, because we both had to be around each other a lot because of the mutual people in our lives. I didn’t need any more aggravation, and I don’t think she did either. I was fine with just being civil.
I was very disappointed in Teresa’s comment that I had 800 pages of Danielle’s court records faxed over to me. Teresa knows VERY well that I didn’t ask for, or seek out Danielle’s court documents. They were actually sent by mail and ADDRESSED TO ALL OF US, from Danielle’s ex-husband after he saw Season 1, to warn us ALL about how dangerous of a person he thought Danielle was. OF COURSE I read them. I’m no fool. It’s good to know the person you are dealing with. I always like to have my facts straight about a person before I say something or make a judgment. Even if I don’t like the person, I would never make up lies about them. That’s just not my style. Most people know that about me.
Teresa seemed to forget all the reasons I chose not to remain friendly with Danielle. Teresa also seemed to forget about how she turned away from her as well. Teresa was the one to label Danielle as the “prostitution whore,” flipped a table at her, told the world Danielle didn’t wash the sheets after having sex in her shore house, started the chase through the country club, and cursed her up and down at the reunion show (among other things). I think I’m the only person that actually gave Danielle a fair chance before I found out her true colors and cut her completely from my life.
Another thing about me is that I don’t like lying for people. I am honest to a fault. If I call out someone, it’s because I feel like I’m being put on the spot and I know they are lying. That’s just who I am. I’m not going to change.
Teresa was clearly trying to paint a picture of me that made “me” look like the shady one, when the only shade I saw was coming from her. I get it though, she was mad at me at the time.
Don’t get me wrong, I can get bitchy when I’m angry, and I do speak my mind. Clearly, I do it publicly. I tweet from my own Twitter. I don’t make up fake accounts or get others to speak or tweet for me. Whatever I have to say comes straight from me and I’ll even say it to them and/or publicly. I’m certainly not sneaky. When people lie to or about me, I get upset and sometimes will snap back by throwing their ugly truths in their face, because I feel the truth always hurts worse than any lie someone can say to try to hurt me. I’m not saying that is right thing to do in a heated situation either, but that’s what I do sometimes. I can be impulsive at times. It’s a defense mechanism.
Teresa has a selective memory of the past. For instance, she keeps bringing up what I said at the reunion about her husband cheating on her. Someone please rewind the tape from the reunion and see for yourself that Teresa tried to imply that about MY husband FIRST, so that’s when I gave her a taste of her own medicine and fired off my cannon back at her. Teresa expected an apology from me, yet she had no remorse for the things that she said about MY husband. I felt like that was a double standard. I will say that in the heat of the moment, I said things that were not my place to have said, and for that, I have apologized.
Teresa’s family, including her brother, have all told me that I had nothing to do with the reason they didn’t talk to her for that year. They have all told Teresa that as well. It came straight from the source, so I didn’t understand why Teresa was still holding on to that. It was so frustrating to me that Teresa just couldn’t take responsibility for her own actions that may have caused that rift in her family. Watch the clip from the fashion show again and you’ll see I told her brother that “it” was a set up. Guess what people? “It” was, in fact, a set up! No surprises there. I was biting my tongue and not trying to take her bait to anger me while it seemed like she was trying her best to push my buttons. It just wasn’t going to work this time. I did my best to remain calm and in control.