After a whirlwind weekend of was-she-or-wasn't-she allegations, Melissa Gorga is tackling the rumors head-on.
"There have been a lot of rumors floating around over the last few days that I want to clear up," the Real Housewives of New Jersey star states on her website. "There is one thing that I would like to clarify... the accusation that I was once a dancer at a strip club. This is 100% NOT TRUE."
Melissa goes on to explain, "I did bartend for 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."
To further support her case, Melissa then pulls out the big guns: New Jersey State Law. "Here is a FACT for you," she writes. "New Jersey State Law states that no Go Go bar can have any sort of nudity and serve alcohol. *State of New Jersey Department of Law & Public Safety, Division of Alcoholic Beverage Control Alcoholic Beverage Control Handbook; page 34 ('Go-Go Dancers')."
And while Melissa shot down those rumors, Teresa Giudice was fending off claims that she was the one who initiated the chatter. "Teresa told me that 'rumor' about Melissa when she first started the show," co-star Jacqueline Laurita posted on her Twitter account. "She wanted her out then. She knew. She plotted it. She played dumb on camera and even defended Melissa... There is even a lot more to the story that will eventually come out. Be patient."
Getting her turn on the stage, Teresa tweeted, "THIS is exactly why I didn't want my family on the show -- people come out of nowhere to try & hurt you. I don't want my family hurt. Ever. Breaks my heart that anyone would believe I would be part of something to hurt my family. Fame can mess with your mind. Family is forever.xx And for the record: I don't believe MG was a stripper but I wouldn't care anyway. (I have lots of ex-stripper friends... ahem...) She's the mother of my niece & nephews & part of my family. You'll see how I defend her in S4. xx #lovemybrother #lovemyfamily."
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What has happened to RHONJ.........This show is BORING!!!! The conversations on this show sound like a bunch of uneducated buffoons. Who does that shit? Mooning the camera's while golfing!! Come on people, grow up and mature a little. You are giving Jersey folks a bad rap. Making them all sound totally uneducated and disrespecting. Take for example the Manzo Brothers----who goes into somebody's home and starts snooping around in all of the rooms..(Joe and Melissa Gorja's room to be exact).. I was finally glad to see Danielle Staubb leave the show thinking the story lines would be getting better. Boy was I wrong....it has turned into the most boring of all of the Real Housewives.....I am kinda starting to miss Danielle Staubb--at least there was a little class going on while she was on other than her ex-con Danny!!!! Come on New Jersey, Grow Up and get a little class..... BTW/who stops a car in the desert and starts to piss with cameras rolling....Joe Guidice(what an ignorant, disrespectful moron....)...