Melissa and Jan have a history. They've been best friends for 12 years. That's why Melissa invited Jan to lunch to talk about her new book (and me...). I'm there for Melissa, but I wasn't going to get involved because it didn't it have anything to do with me. And Melissa's a big girl. I know she can handle herself. We all saw that at Lake George.
Penny is another salon owner that I have met a few times at public events. As she said, we're acquaintances, not friends. It was kind of awkward to ask her that to her face, but I wanted Melissa and Joey to hear it directly from her since they were convinced Penny was talking badly about Melissa and that she was my friend. For a whole year, my brother and Melissa believed I had something to do with Angelo showing up at the fashion show and saying hi to Melissa, when I didn't. But them believing that was hurting our relationship. I wanted to fix that more than anything. I told them I had nothing to do with it, Kim D told them, and now Penny told them too. What more can I do? I'm done trying to defend myself. If my brother doesn't believe me by now over strangers, there's nothing I can do.