Teresa Giudice

Terea Giudice thinks Strippergate has been blown way out of proportion.

on Sep 18, 2012

You did see my honest reaction to everything and I'm proud of how I handled it. I think I've learned a lot over the past few years -- thanks in part to Posche Fashion shows! -- and I kept it together, but rose above it. Again, thank you all for supporting me, for giving me words of encouragement, and for helping me grow over the past four seasons. I'm so thankful I don't have to defend myself and work as hard as the other ladies do to try and convince the viewers of what "really" happened. You're all smart, you can see for yourself.

The one thing that does still sadden and confuse me is why my cast members, especially my own family, were back then and still are so ready to believe I would "set Melissa up." First of all, I don't play like that. For better or worse, what you see with me is what you get. I don't scheme and plot and try and twist people's minds and opinions about things. I don't bash people on Twitter, have my sisters and mothers and daughters pick fights with people on social media, I'm just not about that. You know who does that sort of thing. They always have and they always will. I yell and fight in person when I'm mad, but thankfully, that's rare. The rest of the time, I parent, I work, I write, I cook... I'm busy, I'm happy, and I enjoy my life! I wish the other ‘Wives would spend half as much time taking care of their kids as they do getting into fights on Twitter. We'd all be so much better off, don't you think?

Second, I have nothing to gain from exposing Melissa. She is my parent's only daughter-in-law, she goes by our family name "Gorga." Why would I want anything bad out there about a Gorga? She's my only brother's wife, the mother of my godson, and my daughter's godmother. She may not have any family loyalty toward me, but I have it toward her and I always will.

Until the day of the fashion show, I had never heard of this Angelo guy or even Lookers. (Sorry, I don't hang out in places like that and never worked in one. I worked at Macy's!) Just a week after the show in a taped interview, Angelo said the same thing: that he never met me before and I had nothing to do with it. You can read the transcribed interview with Angelo here.