REAL Housewives of New Jersey alum Danielle Staub claimed her ex-friend Teresa Giudice “stabbed her with a FORK” during a fight.
However, the newly engaged Bravo star called Danielle’s story “fiction.”
Danielle claimed her ex-friend Teresa ‘stabbed her with a FORK’ during a fightCredit: Getty
Teresa said Danielle’s story is ‘false’Credit: Bravo
She said the alleged incident took place during explosive Posche fashion show event during season 2 of RHONJ , stating: “Teresa took a fork to my back! I had a fork stabbed and dragged down my back! So I stopped running.”
Danielle then claimed that one of the event’s security guards was “holding onto” her arm as she said: “Let go of me — you’re holding me back.”
“This was like Jerry Springer on steroids,” Danielle said in the book.
“Like, these women were dangerous.”
She concluded: “I didn’t know they’d start physically coming at me after that! I should be able to say what I want to say and not get physically accosted for it.”
TERESA SHUTS DOWN DANIELLE’S CLAIMS
Teresa’s lawyer, James J. Leonard, later denied Danielle’s claims, as he told People: “This never happened. It is 100 percent pure fiction. If it did happen, you would have seen it or heard about on the show and not in a book 11 years later.”
As long-time fans of RHONJ know, the cast was having a fun time at the season 2 fashion event until Teresa tried to make amends with her former friend.
Teresa called Danielle a “b***h,” which prompted Danielle to yell back at her co-star and the night escalated into both verbal and physical fights.
The dramatic fashion show marked the first time Danielle and Teresa had seen each other since their infamous fight that resulted in a table-flip during the first season.
While reflecting on the fight, producer Carlos King told the author: “Little did we know that hello would turn into a whole chase, hair pull, cops being called, a broken heel, 911, police sirens.”
NO TOLERANCE FOR VIOLENCE
Meanwhile, Bravo boss Andy Cohen said the network would not have aired Teresa stabbing Danielle with a fork if it actually happened.
He said: “We don’t like it when it gets physical.
“We tend to cut away from it. We’ll show that something happens, but we kind of do flashes on the screen. It was not in keeping with what we want the Housewives to be.”
Danielle made the claims just days after Teresa became engaged to fiance Luis Ruelas.
Luis, 46, popped the question in a proposal that featured fireworks and a massive marry me sign during their recent trip to Greece.
After confirming the engagement, the RHONJ star continued the celebration on Instagram where she shared snaps from the special day along with a clip of the moment her fiance got down on one knee.
The video captured the lovebirds on the beach with candles and rose petals surrounding them.
Several sparklers were set up behind them along with a sign saying “Marry Me” illuminating in the background.
A violinist played soft music as fireworks lit up the night’s sky.
The TV star also shared several photos from the evening, including one with her and Luis dancing in front of the “Marry Me” sign with candles strewn along the sand as the violinist continued to play.
Teresa divorced her ex-husband Joe Giudice, 49, back in 2019 after being married for two decades.
They share daughters Gia, 20, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 15, and Audriana, 12.
Teresa and Danielle have a long history of dramaCredit: Bravo
Their rocky relationship has been documented on RHONJCredit: NBCU Photo Bank/NBCUniversal via
Teresa became engaged to Luis last weekCredit: Instagram / @teresagiudice
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