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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