Jacqueline Laurita, The Real Housewives of New Jersey star announced on Twitter that she was done with the show after one of her fellow castmates “got set up.”
Jacqueline Laurita may be exiting the reality show, but she’s intent on landing a few blows against a castmate before she departs.
In response to a rumor this week that Melissa Gorga formerly worked as a stripper, Jacqueline Laurita has taken to Twitter and implied that Gorga’s sister-in-law, Teresa Giudice, is behind the chatter.
“Teresa told me that <<rumor>> about Melissa when she first started the show,” Jacqueline Laurita Tweeted today.
“She wanted her out then. She knew. She plotted it. She played dumb on camera and even defended Melissa.”
Jacqueline Laurita seemed to be referring to an incident in which Melissa Gorga was reportedly set-up to appear on camera with a man who was supposedly her former boss at a strip club.
It would be just the latest case of a participant in the franchise having some embarassing aspect of her past revealed on-screen.
Regarding the rumor itself, Gorga’s ex-boss came out on Thursday and said Melissa was simply a bartender at his establishment, while this Housewife has posted a denial on her personal website.
“This is 100% NOT TRUE. I did bartend fro 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.”
The alleged setup was reported by The Huffington Post. Melissa Gorga said on Twitter the story was “so untrue,” but declined to explain what about it was inaccurate. The Huffington Post said the attempt to capture Melissa Gorga on camera with the supposed strip club boss took place at a fashion show at the boutique Posche; Jacqueline Laurita attended the event Tuesday, according to People.
Jacqueline Laurita said in a series of tweets after the fashion show that she had soured on “Real Housewives” and would not take part in the reunion special, which taped without her Wednesday.
“I feel nauseous and feverish. No reunion for me. Sorry guys. XOXO!” Jacqueline Laurita tweeted Wednesday.
Later she was adding: “Someone (not me) got set up tonight. There are some sneaky people trying to make someone look bad & then play innocent on camera. Sad. … 2b honest. I’m tired of the BS &shitty low life people.I didn’t know this was what I signed up 4.I have 2rise above&move on.”
Jacqueline Laurita continued: “I can’t be part of the Charade anymore. It’s unsettling. It’s disturbing & against what I stand for. I’m a REAL housewife.”
Jacqueline Laurita also accused fellow participants of hypocrisy:
“There is no real love there. Things aren’t always what they seem. SOME people live a different life OFF camera then they do on. ( ahem) … You’ll all see through the bullshit if you look closely enough. I think you all are pretty smart.”
Jacqueline Laurita, fortunately, claims she is pretty much already holding out for a new contract gone, tweeting:
“OK, so I’m losing it. This is what all this negativity I’m surrounded w/does 2me. I’m taking deepbreaths&gettingcontrolofmyself.”
Bravo did not immediately respond to a request for comment.