Danielle Staub Makes an Appearance on WWHL After the Premiere of RHONJ Season 5 Episode 15
Danielle Staub will be Andy Cohen’s guest on WWHL after the premiere of RHONJ season 5 episode 15 on September 8, 2013. It is rumored that she taped a scene for season 5 with Teresa Giudice on March 10, 2013 (click here for that story).
Lets take a stroll down memory lane and reminisce about the shenanigans surrounding Danielle.
The original cast was signed in 2007. Season 1 taped during the spring and summer of 2008. On April 15, 2008, NBC/Bravo-owned Television Without Pity reported the following:
“The newest edition to Bravo’s successful Real Housewives franchise brings big homes, big hair, new money and drama. Shot through Bravo’s pop culture filter, welcome to New Jersey, home to five of the Garden State’s most affluent ladies and the families they run. These best friends do everything over-the-top, from their decorating, to their dating and their fighting. The Real Housewives of New Jersey showcases the McMansions and lavish lifestyles of these women and all the drama that money can buy.”
RHONJ season 1 premiered on May 12, 2009 (10 episodes). In the last scene of the season 1 finale, after the infamous table flip, Danielle was carping about Teresa and her former home before moving into the mansion:
“Teresa’s threatening me as I’m leaving. She goes, ‘You’re lucky you’re leaving in one piece.’
“I would take her down. She talks. She ‘Blah blah blah blah.’ I just looked at her like, ‘Are you kidding?’
“And let’s not mention the little hole she was living in before she moved into the mansion she’s living in now. Frickin’ linoleum floors. Unfreakin’ believable.
“I don’t take threats kindly. Dina threatened me once and look where it got here – her whole family turned against her on that one.”
In the summer of 2008, according to Teresa, she had only known Danielle for a few months so there is no way Danielle would have known about her former home and that it had linoleum floors unless she was told this by someone with a vendetta against Teresa.
During taping for season 2, with Teresa having watched the season 1 finale and knowing what Danielle said about the “little hole she was living in before she moved into the mansion she’s living in now,” Teresa confronted Danielle at the Posche Fashion Show (season 2 episode 10).
The following is a partial transcript of that confrontation.
D: What is that ghetto thing you’re doing?
T: Don’t forget girlfriend, I’m from Paterson (sarcastically). Did you forget?
D: Yeah, I know! … I saw the house you lived in Teresa before you moved into the mansion.
T: So what bitch! I live in a $5 million home now, bitch!
D: And it’s in foreclosure!
T: No it’s not! … My house is not in foreclosure, bitch!
D: Get her away from me.
T: You are a coke whore!
On September 6, 2010, after the season 2 reunion was taped, Danielle told Out.com that Joe Gorga had been in touch with her for the past year and a half – Melissa probably even longer (it was at the season 2 reunion that Danielle brought up the nephew comment – referring to little Joey Gorga – that sent Teresa into a frenzy and resulted in Melissa being cast on the show the next season).
“Teresa never greeted her nephew. I have proof of that in email. She never said congratulations to her brother when her nephew was born.
“Her brother has been directly contacting me for the past year and a half, letting me know how he feels about his sister. And how he and his wife – pregnant wife – were thrown from her house because they brought my favorite cookies to Christmas Eve.
“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.”
In a tweet, Danielle claimed that in November 2009 Melissa sent this message:
“Will you (DS) help me expose Teresa and Joe please?”
Following Danielle’s tweet, Melissa tweeted the following denial:
“Let’s be clear. After I posted abt the xmas cookies incident on FB she approached me to film w/ her. Did I film? No! Begged her? Please.”
Danielle then responded, saying she saved e-mails and voice-mails from Melissa:
“Be careful dear I saved all your lengthy emails and recorded your calls to me you sure you wanna lie???”
On August 7, 2011, during Teresa’s guest spot on WWHL, Danielle tweeted that executive producer Rebecca Toth has copies of Melissa’s emails to Danielle (Danielle forwarded them to Rebecca during season 2):
“@AllAboutTRHONJ you do realize I’m not the only one holding that info right??? One other person has it!!!”
“MG is a piece of shit nobody. I’ll shut her down very soon. I got bigger fish to fry this week and next week but interesting indeed.”
At the end of part 2 of the season 2 reunion special in September 2010, Danielle hugged it out with Teresa and Jacqueline and called a truce; Caroline refused to accept her apology. On January 12, 2013, Danielle tweeted that only Teresa kept her promise for the truce; however, Danielle also tweeted that she would forgive Teresa only if she apologized in person (perhaps that’s what happened at their meeting on March 10, 2013).
Caroline testified against Danielle in September 2010 when her ex-husband filed a $5 million lawsuit for defamation. The following is the September 2010 story from Jezebel.
Caroline Manzo has been dragged into the legal battle between Danielle Staub and her ex-husband Kevin Maher—the guy who wrote the now infamous Cop Without a Badge—being deposed on his behalf in his Federal defamation lawsuit against Staub.
In October 2009 Maher, filed a $5 million lawsuit against Staub claiming she slandered and defamed him with stories about how he repeatedly beat and raped her and also killed her dog (sometimes saying that he hanged the dog, sometimes saying that he shot it), spreading the tales after his book Cop Without a Badge—that exposed her past as a drug addict, prostitute, and kidnapper—was brought to light on The Real Housewives of New Jersey. Manzo was brought in to help Maher prove his allegations by relaying, under oath, what Staub had told her about her ex. In the deposition documents, obtained by Radar, Manzo said:
“She depicted him as a monster. She depicted him as someone who would beat her daily, as someone that put her in the hospital due to the beatings, I want to say on more than one occasion. She told a story about being raped on broken glass. One incident, she said that he shot her dog. And then another incident she claimed that he hanged her dog. I’m confused as to whether this all was at the same moment of the rape on the glass with the dog, and inserted a pistol up her vagina and played like a Russian roulette.”
“She claimed to have been hiding in a tree at some point, afraid that when he came home he would find her and beat her. She claimed to be the victim of prostitution due to his demands, that he put her into that world, again depicting him as an absolute monster. And the only reason she stayed with him, because she feared for her life if she left.”
Maher says that those tales are all lies. Staub denies making those allegations against him, and filed a motion to dismiss his lawsuit, arguing that there even if she did, there’s “no evidence” that she did and that he can’t legally prove it. But it seems that Staub didn’t know of Manzo’s deposition at the time.
Staub and Maher previously sat down for a nine-and-a-half hour mediation session regarding the case that resulted in basically nothing. In Manzo’s deposition, on July 22, 2010, she said that she was in the room—but “did not comment”—when Staub was describing her rape and beatings and dog-killing at the hands of Maher to Jacqueline Laurita, and joked, “I don’t want to talk about it for nine hours.” Ironically, less than two weeks later, Manzo spent 10 hours filming the explosive two-part Housewives reunion.
“I regret my meeting with Danielle Staub. I was mean to her. And I don’t like being that person. I called her a clown. I just don’t like doing that, but it’s something that I had to do.
Danielle tweeted about Caroline’s comment:
“Let’s not forget saying my kids have no light in their eyes…my kids have beautiful light in their eyes and, if she were genuine, she would apologize to them.”
In response to the physical altercation at the grand opening of Posche 2 on March 30, 2013, Danielle tweeted Bravo and Andy Cohen:
“STOP promoting this behavior! I’m truly disgusted that this continues. Fire them ALL.”
Danielle also used the hashtag “#KARMAhasARRIVED”.